It is common for the boot / trunk rubber button to deteriorate on these vehicles.
It is very common for the trunk / boot button rubber on these vehicles to fail. The poor-quality OEM rubber is not suited to the varying temperatures that this part experiences. The part is prone to melting in the summer and hardening in the colder months. Inevitably the part starts to deteriorate- leaving sticky residue on your hands when pressing the button or melting away completely. Previously this necessitated replacement of the entire button unit; not only is this expensive and more time consuming to fit it would also ultimately fail again.
Symptoms of the fault
Rubber button sticky, melted, melting, dissolving, gummy, disintegrating, breaking down, gooey? Parts of the rubber / black marks and residue sticking to fingers when pressing the button?
Vehicles affected and compatibility
GS350 2007 – 2011
GS430 2006 – 2007
GS450h 2007 – 2011
GS460 2008 – 2011
LS460 2007 – 2012
LS600h 2008 - 2012
RX330 2004 – 2009
RX350 2007 – 2009
RX400h 2006 – 2008
4Runner 2003 – 2016
Camry 2007 – 2011
Prius 2004 – 2009
Sienna 2004 – 2010
tC 2005 – 2010
xB 2004 – 2007
Associated part numbers:
84905-47010, 84840-21010, 84840-47020, 84840-35010, 84840-08010, 84840-33090, 84840-20010.
Install our replacement rubber button, save the cost of a complete new unit.
Using our repair kit there is no need to replace the entire button assembly, not only is this expensive and more time consuming than replacing just the rubber it will also fail again.
Our repair kit allows you to replace just the rubber part that fails with our improved material part. This can be installed in situ with no need to remove the complete switch unit saving time and money. Our part is a direct fitment check out our instructions and videos to see how easy it is to fit.
We also include an offset screw driver this is needed for successful install due to the angle of the screws. Our complete kit allows you to repair this part quickly and cheaply, say goodbye to black goo when opening your tailgate.
You will receive
1X Brand new improved rubber button
2X Black flange screws
1X Offset screwdriver
Step 1: Release Screw Covers
Release x2 black plastic screw covers; this can be done with your finger nail or a small screwdriver.
Step 2: Remove Retaining Screws
Remove x2 retaining screws.
With some vehicles it will be necessary to use our offset screwdriver due to the angle of the screws. When using this put pressure on the base of the screwdriver to avoid slippage when removing the screws.
Step 3: Remove Button Unit
Use a plastic pry tool or a screw driver to lever button unit out of position, if using a screw driver we advise masking around the button to avoid any damage to paint work.
Lever from the far left corner and continue levering moving right until the unit is released.
Step 4: Remove Old Rubber
Remove the old rubber button, this can be levered away from the button unit by hand. You will often find the button is very sticky- take care to remove all remnants of the old rubber before installing the new button.
Step 5: Fit New Rubber
Fit our new rubber button. Locate on to the button unit ensuring all 4 sides overlap and don't bind.
Step 6: Push Back in to Position
Push button unit back in to position.
Step 7: Refit Screws
Refit the screws and tighten. If the original screws are damaged replace with our new black screws.
Step 8: Refit Plastic Screw Covers
Refit the plastic screw covers.
Test button function.
This completes the repair. If you need any further guidance on this install or would like to purchase the parts shown please call us on +44 01843 446643 or email us at email@example.com. Please also check out our instruction guide on YouTube.
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