Tailgate Handle Dorman 77052 - DMBTH00009

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Part Details

  • Color:   Chrome



  • Direct Replacement
  • Durable Metal Construction
  • Replaces a broken or damaged tailgate handle
  • Chrome Finish

Item Condition: New

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WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)d, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to

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.

  1. step : Removing the Tailgate Handle (0:23)
    • Lower the tailgate
    • Remove the eight Phillips head screws from the truck bed liner
    • Use a hammer to push the screwdriver into the screw heads if necessary
    • Pull off the bed liner
    • Pull off the tailgate handle bracket
    • Apply rust penetrant to the tailgate latch mechanism
    • Remove the two 10mm nuts from the tailgate handle
    • Pull off the tailgate handle from outside the tailgate
  2. step : Installing the Tailgate Handle (2:50)
    • Put the new tailgate handle into place
    • Start the two 10mm nuts onto the tailgate handle
    • Raise the tailgate
    • Adjust the tailgate handle as necessary
    • Tighten the two 10mm nuts
    • Remove the packing film from the handle
    • Lower the tailgate
    • Put the tailgate handle bracket into place
    • Put the bed liner into place
    • Start the eight Phillips screws into the bed liner
    • Line up the bed liner as necessary
    • Tighten the eight Phillips screws

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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Perfect fit.
Latch was delivered earlier than promised. Fit perfect and is smoother than the original. 100% satisfied!
July 23, 2017
Very satisfied with the purchase
I have a 1996 Ford F-250 and this Tailgate Handle was easy to install after watching the video. The tailgate now opens and shuts just fine.
March 8, 2018
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Year Make Model Description
1987-1996Ford F150 Truck Ford F150 Truck Chrome Tailgate Handle Dorman 77052
1987-1997Ford F250 Truck Ford F250 Truck Chrome Tailgate Handle Dorman 77052
1987-1997Ford F350 Truck Ford F350 Truck Chrome Tailgate Handle Dorman 77052
1993-1997Ford Ranger Ford Ranger Chrome Tailgate Handle Dorman 77052
1994-1997Mazda B2300 Truck Mazda B2300 Truck Chrome Tailgate Handle Dorman 77052
1998-2000Mazda B2500 Truck Mazda B2500 Truck Chrome Tailgate Handle Dorman 77052
1994-2000Mazda B3000 Truck Mazda B3000 Truck Chrome Tailgate Handle Dorman 77052
1994-2000Mazda B4000 Truck Mazda B4000 Truck Chrome Tailgate Handle Dorman 77052
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Part #: DMBTH00009

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How-to Video:

(04:52 min)