Liftgate Handle Screws

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  1. Alona Culver

    Alona Culver New Member

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    I have a 2007 Prius, the liftgate handle is coming off, the original clasps are not holding it on properly. Does anyone know the size of the screw and bolt that I would need to replace those with? Thanks.
     
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    It's not replacing a screw, it's broken. You need to replace the entire handle.

    Some people have found creative ways to glue/putty/bolt down the handle, but the proper repair is to replace it.
     
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    BTW, it is not a handle, it is a decorative strip. When you use it as a handle, it breaks. The liftgate should be lifted by pressing up on the switch, and then if necessary grab the bottom edge of the liftgate, as it comes up, and lift from there.
     
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    It came broken. We purchased the vehicle used. I don't pull on the handle if I can't help it. My hand always tries to pull up on the bottom of the hatchback, not the handle.
     
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    that trim piece is done, you can try all the epoxy in the world

    it's easier and faster just to buy a trim piece of the same color. Just remember that there are both screws and clips, the screws gotta come off then the trim piece can be removed by pulling away
     
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    We took it to the dealer had it replaced. Thx.
     
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