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so this is a real pain, my passenger side on my truck is cursed, TRD sticker peeled off and took the clear coat with it. some hit my fender flare, girlfriend gave me a huge door ding. and now the rear side window hinge on my access cab door broke, and the window is either wiggling in the wind or completely shut. does any one know the part number for this latch/hinge piece? i'll take a picture if it will help more.
 

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Check out this link for a cheap & effective fix.
I did mine just a couple of months ago so I can't say how long it will last.
I never open the quarter windows though so I imagine they will be good to go for a while.
< http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/interior-and-exterior/36899-broken-window-latch-access-cab-tundra/>
 

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Both of mine broke and I fised them the way it shows in the other thread. It works just fine, if you dont tell anyone they probably wont even notice. On a side note, there was another thread that someone was trying to work with a machne shop to have them made there. Dont know what ever became of that tho.
 

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Call the dealer, they should be able to get you the part easy since there is only one rear window latch on a Tundra. or, you might be able to find one at a junk yard for cheaper

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thanks for all the help, im going to go pick up zip-ties/wire ties when i get a chance, ACT testing and state testing this week here.....really sucks.
 

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Call the dealer, they should be able to get you the part easy since there is only one rear window latch on a Tundra. or, you might be able to find one at a junk yard for cheaper

ryan
Online, I found each latch for $29.07 MSRP ($21.84 discounted).
Wire ties cost about $.005 ea.
After I did the fix, I blasted the window with the hose. Not a drip came inside.
 

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Use black wire ties, they are barely noticeable with the window open.
When the window is closed the wire ties are out of sight behind the window latch fascia.
 

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I did the zip tie fix on my passanger side rear window yesterday. It works perfect. That was a great idea! the toyota dealership told me $35 for a new latch. Haha
 

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Make em out of metal, then they never break! I did.

Like many of you I had both my original latches replaced under warranty despite the fact that I rarely opened those windows, becase the cheap plastic link cracked, and the replacement links started cracking in the same place a year later.

I am very disappointed to learn that they haven't improved the parts, and that they only sell them as part of a very expensive latch assemble. Shame on Toyota.

Not about to spend the money for new ones, I got some small pieces of aluminum and made a pair of replacement ones that should never break. I used the broken ones as a guide and used a die grinder with a carbide bit to do the final shaping. They look and work just like the original ones, and only look different becase I left them bright aluminum instead of painting them black.

Final cost to me, about 1/2 hour of my time, and $0.50 cents worth of aluminum.
 

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Re: Make em out of metal, then they never break! I did.

Like many of you I had both my original latches replaced under warranty despite the fact that I rarely opened those windows, becase the cheap plastic link cracked, and the replacement links started cracking in the same place a year later.

I am very disappointed to learn that they haven't improved the parts, and that they only sell them as part of a very expensive latch assemble. Shame on Toyota.

Not about to spend the money for new ones, I got some small pieces of aluminum and made a pair of replacement ones that should never break. I used the broken ones as a guide and used a die grinder with a carbide bit to do the final shaping. They look and work just like the original ones, and only look different becase I left them bright aluminum instead of painting them black.

Final cost to me, about 1/2 hour of my time, and $0.50 cents worth of aluminum.
Lets see some pictures.(Please);)
 
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