Dodge Dakota 1997, Tailgate Handle by Replace®. Black. Metal outside tailgate handles can rust and pit, while plastic handles can fade, crack and break, and both kinds can wear from age and use. The handle return spring can break and cause the handle to flop around and rattle, and if there’s a problem with the handle mount or the linkage connection, the handle may not open the tailgate. These defects can range from minor annoyances to major problems, but you don’t have to live with either one, or pay high prices for a replacement handle. Replace has quality outside tailgate handles at prices far less than what you’d pay at the dealer.
- Same quality as OE for less money
- Designed with the latest software and manufactured with modern tooling
- Direct replacement
- Installs the same as factory unit
- Same dimensions as OE part
- Same gauge material as OE
- No vehicle modifications required for installation
- Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
On a typical truck, no body panel is abused as much the tailgate, especially on a working truck. The typical tailgate is slammed, stood on, used a workbench, and dented from errant tools, building supplies and other vehicles. Of course, as a major part of the tailgate, the tailgate handle is equally mistreated. Continual wear and tear and age can result in a handle that looks bad and may become non-functional.
In the past your options for replacing a damaged tailgate handle were finding a good used one, buying a cheap replacement, or paying big bucks for an OE handle. Searching for a useable piece from a scrap yard is a waste of time, because in most cases what you’ll find won’t be any better than what you already have. And many cheap replacement handles don’t fit properly and aren’t even made of the proper gauge material.
Today you can fix your truck properly and have money left in your pocket with a new quality replacement tailgate handle from Replace. Replace offers OE quality handles at less than original equipment prices. You get the same quality part that you’d get at the dealer without the high dealer price. A Replace tailgate handle will look, fit and function just like a handle from the dealer, so your truck will look and perform like new again. Replace handles are designed using the latest software so they exactly replicate the OE units, then they’re manufactured using the most modern tooling, so the end product looks, fits and functions exactly as designed. A Replace tailgate handle is made to the same dimensions as OE with the same gauge material.
Repairing your truck is expensive enough without paying more than necessary for quality parts. A Replace tailgate handle is the sensible alternative to the high dealer price markup. A Replace handle will get your tailgate looking and operating like new again, without breaking the bank. Replace is so confident in the quality of its parts that they’re backed by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the vehicle on which the part is installed.
Replace® is dedicated to providing original equipment (OE) quality body parts and lights without the high OE price. Rather than deal with so-called "universal" parts that may or may not fit your vehicle, Replace sells only parts that have OE quality fit, function and appearance. They believe such parts should be affordable so you can repair your vehicle to its former state, restoring your pride of ownership and preserving its resale value. With Replace parts you can just say no to high dealer prices.