Lower Tailgate Handle

Nomis

 
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This information may seem trivial to some, but I figured I would pass it along just the same.
I broke the plastic release handle for the lower tailgate. I just wanted to drop a note stating that Toyota redesigned the screw that joins the handle to the stud. The original was a countersunk type that almost appeared to have acted as a wedge and cracked the original handle. The redesigned screw has a flat ridge on the underside so as to not apply any outward force on the circular handle opening.
P/N:
- Handle, Back Door, L 69212-60030 and the
-(Redesigned screw) Screw 90149-50064.
 

MLX450

 
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Do you have a part # for the upper tailgate handle? i bought my lx a year ago and it was missing.
 

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MLX450 said:
Do you have a part # for the upper tailgate handle? i bought my lx a year ago and it was missing.
Are you referring to the interior handle or the exterior release handle? Cdan may a P/N handy.
 

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My handle was cracked and I purchased a new one recently to replace it. Thanks for the info!

Russell
 

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I've circled the part in question - but I don't have access to the P/N. If you bring this diagram to your local dealer and point it out for them, you should be able to get it - the part should be around $15.
 
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MLX450 said:
Ahhhhh... Thank you!
Sure thing. Do us a favor though - when you get it please post the P/N for others who are searching for it in the future. Thanks.
 

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The part number doesn't really matter.

The early number that uses the countersunk screw has been replaced by the later version. There is a set substitution that tells the dealer that a new screw is required.

If your dealer has all his s*** in one sock you will get the proper screw as well.

D-
 
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