This replacement tailgate handle is just what you need to get your vehicle in good looking form again!

Specifications:

  • Smooth Black Plastic
  • Direct replacement for original handle
  • Has provision for lock cylinder
    • Lock cylinder not included (buyer will need to reuse original lock cylinder)

This part is a direct bolt on and is built to strict quality control standards. It is a great replacement and has good cost savings over a dealer unit.

Paint To Match Note:

"Paint to match finish" refers to a smooth, paintable surface. This item will be shipped unpainted but will be ready for paint. Final preparation is suggested for better paint coverage and adhesion. 

This part can also be installed without painting if desired. 

Part Details

  • Color: Black
  • Finish: Smooth - Paint to Match

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 Inner Tailgate Liner Protector (0:39)
    • Pry up any trim buttons on the liner with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips screws from the liner
    • Remove the liner
  2. step : Removing the Tailgate Handle (1:25)
    • Pry up the panel on the inner part of the tailgate with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Unclip the latches from the tailgate handle rods
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the tailgate handle
    • Remove the tailgate handle
  3. step : Preparing the Tailgate Handle (3:08)
    • Remove the lock bolt and lock mechanism
    • Transfer the lock to the new tailgate handle
    • Tighten the handle with a 10mm socket and ratchet
    • Insert adhesive to the bolt holes on the tailgate handle
    • Push on the grommets to the bolt holes
  4. step : Installing the Tailgate Handle (4:32)
    • Insert the handle into place
    • Insert and tighten the 10mm bolts to the tailgate handle
    • Connect the latches to the tailgate handle rods
    • Spray the hinges with rust penetrant
    • Test the tailgate handle
  5. step : Installing the Inner Tailgate Liner Protector (6:27)
    • Insert the panel on the inner part of the tailgate
    • Push the liner into place
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the liner
    • Push on the trim buttons to the liner

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant
  • Gasket Adhesive

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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Tailgate handle
Receive the handle in a short period of time....It seems to be well made and was very happy with the product easy to install...The video helped for learning purposes....
February 12, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Vehicle Fit

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  • 2007-2008 Isuzu i-370 Smooth - Paint to Match Black Tailgate Handle with Lock Provision

This part replaces:

  • OE # 97319416
  • OE # 25801998
  • OE # 97323464
  • Dorman 80278
Part #: 1ABTH00068

How-to Video:

(07:07 min)