p/n for driver's side door molding (aka belt side molding)?

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    My driver's side door molding (rubber/felt) that rubs the window on the outside when going up and down is melted on my 2011. Anyone happen to know a part number for this? All I can find is Gen II out there on the web and in my searches.

    Also, if you've done the replacement and have any advice I'm all ears.
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    I replaced all the moldings on my 2010, they also melted like you described. I first replaced only the driver's window, but after a few months, other windows started to do the same. So instead of doing 1 at a time, I just ordered all of them and replaced them all at once.

    It was very easy to replace and instructions come with the parts. I bought them from Camelback toyota parts online, which is a dealership in AZ. They offer free shipping after $150. The molding parts were about $30 each and I bought some extra maintenance parts to add up to $150.
     
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    Interesting! That must be the narrow black rubber strip I recently noticed coming loose on my '11 already on the left (sunny) side, front and rear. The strip, or at least the visible portion thereof, seems not to be terribly degraded, but whatever held it in place (glue??) has let go. That's pitiful! Are new replacements better? What changed about that part on later 3rd-generation Prii?
     
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    I'm not sure if the part changed, I just know the part is new again. Not sure how long it'll last this time around.

    It's not glued on, it's a complete piece. Just degraded
     
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    If you're talking about the window weather stripping that the windshield pinch on when it goes up, that's an easy piece to replace.

    Make sure to roll your window down half way, then insert the stripping down the opening where it usually sits and slowly guide it down until it molds onto the windshield door jam. Make sure to use a lot of silicon spray as the weather stripping will be dry. So the more lube you use, the easier it is to insert it. Once finish inserting it and fitting it onto the door mold, roll the windshield up and let it sink in. That's it.
     
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    Thanks for the responses everyone! Xliderider, I'm confused... the Toyota link you sent lists 2 part numbers at the top (7571047022 ; 7571047020) and says it's for the "right" side - not sure why there are 2 part numbers. Then the e-bay link you sent gave yet a 3rd part number (7572047021) and says it's for the "left" side... Anybody know what the exact part number is for the front driver's side (sorry don't know from what orientation they mean "left and right') on a US vehicle?
     
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    Excellent. And thanks for the explanation. Picked it up on amazon for about $46 with prime shipping.
     
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    You really should replace all 4 at once, the others will start to degrade very soon. The link I gave you is for Camelback Toyota which charges $32.xx. Free shipping after $150 and no tax for California people.
     
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    Does that part include only the rubber portion, or does it include the rigid plastic outer cover too? How does it come off? Does it pull off straight upward, or what? Please clarify the reason for rolling the window halfway down.

    Anybody know whether the current version is improved, so it won't disintegrate in the sun as the originals have?

    Thanks!
     
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    One of my window belt mouldings (aka weather strips) recently detached itself and jammed my power window. I decided to replace all four mouldings at once, and I'm glad I did, because when I pulled them off they all straight up disintegrated in my hands.

    I ordered them from Camelback, which had by far the cheapest prices and pretty quick turnaround, despite a somewhat clunky website. The only problem was that they sent me two of the same moulding, and left one out. The part numbers and labels are really confusing, it's probably an easy mistake to make, but it might be worth putting a note on the order that you need one moulding for each door.

    The moulding includes the full plastic and rubber assembly that sits on top of the door frame. So it's a hard plastic frame connected to a gasket that drops into the door connected to what you'd think of as the weather strip itself.

    They are pretty easy to get off, depending on their condition. Theoretically, you can just use a screwdriver or spudging tool to release a little tab and then pull out and up. In practice, it takes some wiggling and brute force, but it's pretty easy to figure out.
     
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