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Old 10-12-18, 09:56 AM
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My rear windscreen has a knotch in the glass that I'm pretty sure something is missing.
Most pictures I see there is a black, I'm guessing plastic, piece where I have none.
The circle in the photo is what I'm missing but when I look up the windscreen, I can't find this part.
I did notice in the history of the car, the previous owners complained at the dealership a couple times of this window rattling....which at high speed it does when the lid is down.
Anyone know how to get one?


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Old 10-12-18, 11:05 AM
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Its a rubber piece that insulates the windscreen. It just sits there under the notch . It prevents vibration
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Old 10-12-18, 01:00 PM
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It doesn’t show up in the IPB...
https://www.mylparts.com/oem-parts/l...tor-6323024011

I would contact TLS and ask them to sell you that piece...asking is free!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-SC430-...item569b79127f

or a local salvage yard...if they let you pull parts, even better.
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Thanks again for the help....salvage is probably the answer.
I just found it odd that none of the parts schematics show the piece.

I told my wife I thought I could make something now that I know it's made of rubber....her comment was "you might be a redneck if you duct tape a Lexus"

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Maybe you could fashion one out of a hockey puck or something else that is solid rubber if you aren't able to find one on the market. OTOH, you might check with folks that do glass installation, like shower doors/walls and they might have something that would work.
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Old 10-13-18, 09:48 AM
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Maybe you could fashion one out of a hockey puck or something else that is solid rubber if you aren't able to find one on the market. OTOH, you might check with folks that do glass installation, like shower doors/walls and they might have something that would work.
funny, I thought about the hockey puck yesterday! I think they are only $2 on eBay.

if he wants to go that route, let us know and we can get you some pictures of the OEM piece.
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Thanks again, a close up would be great if it's easy to remove. I probably have a hockey puck too!
I did contact TLS and they were fast to reply but said my piece was not available.
I think I can also cut a rubber grommet, a small section out and let the rest mold to the shape but it would be more of an outline and not solid.
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Originally Posted by okievision View Post
Thanks again, a close up would be great if it's easy to remove. I probably have a hockey puck too!
I did contact TLS and they were fast to reply but said my piece was not available.
I think I can also cut a rubber grommet, a small section out and let the rest mold to the shape but it would be more of an outline and not solid.
i didn’t remove it but here are pics of the piece you need...I bet TLS might give you the piece if you purchased the windscreen itself...









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Here are several people selling the wind deflector on eBay. It might be worth contacting each one to see if they will sell the rubber piece by itself. It’s free to ask! If the link doesn’t work, I searched eBay, “SC430 wind deflector”
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...wind+deflector
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Thank you again, exactly what I need to work with. Appreciate you taking the time to do that.
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Old 10-15-18, 01:31 PM
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I use these at work. Maybe the single cable one might solve your problem.
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Old 10-15-18, 05:11 PM
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Great idea. I think I'll cruise the aisle at Lowes too.
I think it's still odd that none of the Lexus parts diagrams show this piece. If it even comes with ordering a brand new windscreen, you won't know until you get one.
Hockey pucks or cord keepers, you guys have given me hope!!
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