• 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. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  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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Perfect Fit
Item received was an exact replacement part. Easy change out and works and looks great
May 23, 2017
11 months ago
I have my tailgate back
Fast good price glad I went here. I started with another online parts order place and they were a pain to deal with they sent the wrong part and nothing but a hassle after that trying to get the right part so I gave up and came here. Got the right part fast and now I can use my tail gate again.
January 24, 2017
1 year ago
Good quality
The part arrived quickly and the video link was very helpful for me to install the part. My mechanics abilities are limited, so I very much appreciate how easy it was to fix this.
February 13, 2017
1 year ago
tailgate latch handle
Haven't had time to install it yet. Weather, and a few other things have not cooperated. I have looked it over and have not doubt it will do nicely. Appears to be well made and sturdy. Thanks!
February 27, 2017
1 year ago
The handle is exactly what my Ford Ranger needed. Bravo Zulu 1AAuto!
October 23, 2017
6 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 weeks ago
For over a year we've had to use a screwdriver to open the tailgate of our 01 Ford pickup. My husband installed this in less than 15 minutes and it works great! Great price. Fast shipping.
July 13, 2017
10 months ago
Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle
1A Auto provided a Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle and it fit perfectly. Fast service, reasonably priced and a great company with plenty of detailed "How To" videos.
June 15, 2017
1 year ago
Works like a charm!
This handle and the installation vid makes you a champ!
July 3, 2017
10 months ago
Tailgate Handle for 2004 Ranger
This item was perfect fit. Had the old one out and the new one back in and working properly in only 10 minutes or less.
August 12, 2017
8 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

Ships Same Day for orders placed by 4 P.M. ET

How-to Video:

(05:57 min)