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

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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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Parts purchase
1AAUTO is by far the best place to buy parts because the quality is first class service is fast and the videos are great
September 13, 2018
4 weeks ago
Correct and quick shipping
Fit well and cheap but this review must be at least 50 characters
September 9, 2018
3 weeks ago
simple fix to make life easier
The handle had broken off the tailgate so my son kept the panel screws loose and would reach in and work the latch by hand each time. For $17 bucks and 10 minutes of our time it was just like new again. Easy to replace, works perfectly. You never realize how often you open the tailgate until the handle is broken.
August 29, 2018
1 month ago
Tailgate Handle
Everything went well for the install. The handle still has plastic parts but the handle is metal.

It works --period.
August 25, 2018
1 month ago
Very Satisfied With Purchase
The main reason I purchase parts from 1A Auto is because they provide videos for many parts to show you how to install the part yourself. The part I received installed very easily. The only thing I noticed is that the handle is not exactly horizontal when I close the tailgate. That is because of the holes that the screws insert into are a little oversized. I just need to loosen the nuts and make sure I have the handle exactly horizontal before I tighten down the nuts.
August 4, 2018
2 months ago
tailgate handle
The installation of this tailgate handle was super easy. The how-to video that went along with it made it a piece of cake!
June 12, 2018
3 months ago
Easy install
The part installed incredibly easy. I recommend liberal use of WD40 followed by white lithium grease on all the moving parts. I waited way to long to do something that was very simple and easy
June 8, 2018
3 months ago
05' Ford Ranger tailgate handle
I had shopped around for the tailgate handle on a 05' Ford Ranger. Great price, delivered to the mailbox and it fit perfectly. Problem solved.
May 29, 2018
4 months ago
Works as advertized
I have a 1999 Ford Ranger. The original handle lasted until a few months ago. This replacement handle is mostly plastic, but so was the OEM one. Even if it only lasts half that time, it's still a great deal.

I watched the video on YouTube, and I was done in about half an hour. The tailgate is now lubed up, and the new handle works great. It's an easy project that requires few tools.

I would recommend this handle to others.
May 27, 2018
4 months ago
it was just what I needed
The tailgate handle on my ford Ranger broke, and these people had it. It was a perfect match, and there was a video showing just how to remove the old part and replace the new one, but really, the handle was so easy to put in, that I didn't need the video.
May 15, 2018
4 months ago
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Vehicle Fit

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

This part replaces:

  • Dorman 77872
  • OE # 1L5Z9943400AAA
Part #: 1ABTH00042

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How-to Video:

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