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

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

4.8 / 5.0
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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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago
Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle
Tailgate handle worked perfectly and easy to install. Used 1A auto video to show how to install.
April 28, 2018
3 months ago
Great product and training video.
Thank you for your training video. It showed how easy it was to fix my truck. The part fit perfect and is working great.
April 15, 2018
3 months ago
Great Replacement
Priced right, this item was easy to install and the same size as the original.
November 27, 2017
8 months ago
The handle is exactly what my Ford Ranger needed. Bravo Zulu 1AAuto!
October 23, 2017
9 months ago
Easy Install
Easy purchase. Perfect replacement. Easy to install (even without video).
October 2, 2017
9 months ago
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Vehicle Fit

  • 1998-2011 Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle
  • 2001-2009 Mazda B2300 Truck Tailgate Handle
  • 1998-2001 Mazda B2500 Truck Tailgate Handle
  • 1998-2007 Mazda B3000 Truck Tailgate Handle
  • 1998-2009 Mazda B4000 Truck Tailgate Handle

This part replaces:

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

How-to Video:

(05:57 min)