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Part Details

  • Color:   Black
  • Material:   Steel

This is a black steel tailgate handle.


  • Painted steel with smooth black finish
  • Reinforced from the original design for better durability
  • Easy installation

This part makes a great replacement and provides a good value.

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

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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ford tailgate latch handle
I searched F150 tailgate latches and your how to video came up. Very informative and a link to the exact part I needed for my truck. I bought the latch and it went on just as your video showed it. works great, Im very pleased.
June 23, 2017
Great Product
The handle looks and feels great. Really Good quality for the price by the way this company has a amazing costumer service!!!
June 29, 2017
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Does it come with the plastic clips to attach the metal opening rods?
Anthony M February 20, 2018
Anthony, No it does not come with rod end clips--they are no part of the handle. The quality of the handle is very good, though--I think better than the original--made of steel plate, not cast white-metal. Tom
Thomas H February 20, 2018
No, the handle is just that, you need to order the attaching part to connect with the rods. I do not know if you can purchase them as a bundled set. I also cannot recall the part name. Search under tailgate parts, at least that is what I did when I searched for my 96 Ranger tailgate repair. Sorry I cant help very much. Note, check your vehicle make/ model, it might use a different or combined part. Check with your local dealer to I identify the part you need,. Have a good day....Joe
J O February 21, 2018
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Part #: 1ABTH00002

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How-to Video:

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