• Injection molded plastic handle with metal hinge pin and return spring
  • Reinforced from the original design for better durability
  • Direct replacement for original handle
  • Textured Black Finish

Item Condition: New

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 : Remove the tail gate handle (0:53)
    • Remove the tail gate lining by removing the eight T27 Torx bolt
    • Unbolt the two 10 mm nuts securing the tailgate handle.
    • Hit the latch mechanism with penetrating oil and white grease to combat squeakiness.
  2. step : Install the new tail gate handle (4:02)
    • Place the tail gate handle onto the tailgate.
    • Thread the 10 mm nuts onto the bolts and tighten them up to secure the handle.
    • Install the tail gate lining and bolt it down with your T27 Torx driver.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T27 Torx Driver

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First Time
I was very pleased with the part I received. The video was right on what I had to do to remove and replace it. Very good tutorial and I will definitely use this website in the future.
October 12, 2018
3 weeks ago
Great product! Thanks for making the installation so easy by watching the online videos. Would highly recommend 1AAuto for anyone needing car parts.
August 29, 2018
2 months ago
Tailgate handle
I liked the handle cause it was an exact fit for my truck as described by the seller and would recommend it to anyone with the problem I was having with mine.
April 9, 2018
7 months ago
ranger Tailgate Handle
This was the first car part I have ever ordered online and the first attempt at fixing an auto/truck issue myself. The person on the phone knew exactly what I wanted and made it so easy to order that I will use them again if I have further issues with my truck. Their service was excellent and the product arrived exactly when she said it would. I highly recommend 1A Auto!
August 3, 2017
1 year ago
Tailgate handle
Easy to install. Works just like original one. Can't think of anything else. Just trying to fill 50 character requirement now.
July 3, 2017
1 year ago
Good buy!
Went on very easily, lubed things up while I was at it and now opening and closing tailgate is effortless. With free shipping, this was a no brainer.
March 1, 2017
1 year ago
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Vehicle Fit

Year Make Model Description
1998-2011Ford Ranger Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle Dorman 77872
2001-2009Mazda B2300 Truck Mazda B2300 Truck Tailgate Handle Dorman 77872
1998-2001Mazda B2500 Truck Mazda B2500 Truck Tailgate Handle Dorman 77872
1998-2007Mazda B3000 Truck Mazda B3000 Truck Tailgate Handle Dorman 77872
1998-2009Mazda B4000 Truck Mazda B4000 Truck Tailgate Handle Dorman 77872

This part replaces:

  • Dorman 77872
  • OE # 1L5Z9943400AAA
Part #: DMBTH00005

Order must be placed by 4pm ET

Get it in: 2 - 4 Business Days

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Brand #: 77872

How-to Video:

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