Unlike the original handle that is made from plastic, this handle has been redesigned and made in metal form to provide a stronger, more durable handle!


  • Metal construction
  • Black textured finish
  • Direct replacement for original plastic version
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Replaces a broken or damaged lift gate 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 tailgate hatch handle (1:00)
    • Use a screwdriver to remove the grommet located above the pull.
    • Remove the three 10 mm bolts.
    • Pull off the panel.
    • Unclip the latch handle.
    • Remove the three 10 mm nuts securing the back panel.
    • Unscrew the two screws anchoring the handle to the back panel.
  2. step : Install the new handle (4:15)
    • Screw the handle into the back panel.
    • Bolt the three 10 mm bolts back in to anchor the back panel to the door.
    • Clip the latch handle mechanism back into place.
    • Clip the tailgate panel back on.
    • Bolt in the three 10 mm bolts and put the grommets back over the bolt cavities.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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Great replacement, greate price, great service by 1AAuto!
Extremely satisfied with my purchase of this item from 1AAUTO. Definitely will be a repeat customer for any other spare auto parts needs in the future.

The instruction video was extremely helpful and saved me a lot of time and effort.

I received the part within 3 days of ordering and it was exactly as described. The metal lift gate handle replacement is definitely going to last a lot longer than the original plastic part. Buying this part (50% off!) cost me much less (at least $400) than what my local Toyota dealer quoted me to replace the part.

Here are a few tips for prospective buyers/DIYers specific to replacing the lift gate handle:

1. Each of the two fixed 10mm bolts that are integral to the lift gate handle assembly has a rubber washer. The replacement part doesn't come with the rubber washers but you can take the washers from the broken part and put them on the new part.

2. When taking the panel off the liftgate, be sure to pry it off with a slow and steady force. The panel is attached to the liftgate by a dozen or so white plastic anchors that kind of look like drywall anchors. If you try to pry the panel off the liftgate too forcefully or quickly, you are liable to break the slots in the panel that hold the anchors.

3. When you remove the panel off the liftgate, one or more of the anchors can slip out of their slots in the panel and stay stuck in their holes in the liftgate. You need to pry the ones that come off the panel out of their holes in the lift gate and slip them back into their slots in the panel before you try to put the panel back in place. You definitely don't want to leave them in the door and just try to pound the panel back in place over them. If you try to force the panel back on with some of the anchors still stuck in the door, you will most likely break something. You can use a large flat screwdriver to pry the anchors out of their holes in the liftgate.

4. I had to spray the lever that attaches to the cable with some WD40 to make it move more freely. Out of the box, the lever seemed a little tight and it wasn't as "springy" as the one in the broken original part. Try not to spray too much WD40 though. A quick spritz was enough to do the trick for me.

Final grade: A+ for 1AAUTO.COM :)
July 24, 2016
I received my part promptly. My husband installed with no trouble. He's impressed. Works like a charm. Thank you 1A AUTO
I can once again use the rear door to my van. Life saver.
August 7, 2017
9 months ago
Great service
I really enjoyed this product, and I belive it's better then the dealers parts.
February 16, 2017
1 year ago
Like a dream!
Requires barely any effort to open the hatch now, super well made, and relatively easy to install with minimal effort. Great product!
March 4, 2017
1 year ago
Exact fit & sturdy
Sturdy metal handle fit my Toyota Sequoia 2003 perfectly. Better replacement than the previous one I replaced it with which broke when things froze up.
January 13, 2018
3 months ago
Works Great
Works great and delivery much faster than expected.
November 10, 2017
5 months ago
Sienna rear door handle
The correct part came very quickly and the video helped get the door open and installed. Good Job
March 26, 2018
1 month ago
Great part. nice fit.
I am very happy with my order from A1 Auto. They had the option of an all metal part instead of the plastic one that you get from Toyota at three times the price. I highly recommend them.
February 20, 2018
2 months ago
Reliable company
I have never regretted for choosing 1A as my auto parts supplier. They are very reliable and efficient. Their customer service is also exceptional. To order an auto parts from 1A auto is highly recommended and a decision in the right direction.
February 3, 2018
3 months ago
Easy install
New item fit like OEM. Felt "strange" due to all metal construction but will definitely outlast remaining life of vehicle.
February 16, 2018
3 months ago
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Is the hook that engages the mechanism metal too?
dabratster on Mar 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Everything was metal in this replacement part. Not plastic like the original. It is a little stiffer, takes a little more force to pull, but not a problem.

Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2007 Toyota Sequoia Textured Black Liftgate Handle Metal Reinforced Upgrade
  • 1998-2003 Toyota Sienna Textured Black Liftgate Handle Metal Reinforced Upgrade

This part replaces:

  • OE # 690900C080
  • OE # 6909008010
  • Dorman 79600
Part #: 1ABTH00049

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

How-to Video:

(08:14 min)