These tailgate cables are just what you need to get your vehicle back in good working order!


  • Brand New Dorman Tailgate Cables with Hardware
  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 4L3Z-5443052-AA, 4L3Z-5443053-AA, 4L3Z5443052AA, 4L3Z5443053AA
  • Bolt to Bolt Length: 23-1/2 Inches
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Fit models with Styleside Bed only

These tailgate cables make great replacements and provide a good value.

If one of your cables has broken then most likely the other one is ready to do the same. Avoid damage to your tailgate, REPLACE them both now.

Part Details

  • Quantity: Pair

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

    Do not remove both cables at the same time

  1. step : Removing the Tailgate Cable (0:52)
    • Remove the 1/2" bolt on the tailgate cable
    • Remove the cable
  2. step : Installing the Tailgate Cable (1:40)
    • Insert the cable into place
    • Tighten the bolt to the cable
    • Repeat the process for the other side

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 1/2 Inch Socket

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Vehicle Fit

  • 2004-2013 Ford F150 Truck Tailgate Cable Pair Dorman 38502
  • 2006-2008 Lincoln Mark LT Tailgate Cable Pair Dorman 38502

This part replaces:

  • Dorman 38502
Part #: DMBTP00005

Out of Stock

Brand #: 38502

How-to Video:

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