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Old 08-05-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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Hi so my hatch release button has been getting pretty icky in the Houston heat. Every time I open it it leaves black residue all over my fingers. Finally tonight I went to open the hatch and I see that the button has actually melted. Anyone know where I can get this replaced/fixed? I would prefer if it were a different material seeing as this one can't take Houston weather.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:43 PM   #2
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I think you're the second person to have posted about a melted hatch release button. Why not take it to the dealership? Do you still have the car within warranty?
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That is some serious heat.
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^x2...Texas you hot.
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I have a replacement if you need it? $7 shipped.
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whoa crazy, and I thought FL was hot
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I would definitely take it to the dealership if its still under warrently,
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I'll check to see if it's still under warranty. I wouldn't want it to be replaced with the exact same thing though seeing as it can't withstand the temperature levels here.
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I'm in port st lucie and mine is doing the same thing... thinking on what I can do to get a different material so this does not happen again...
this sucks cause how many people are having or had problems with the plastic piece and now the button wtf... what was scion thinking when they designed this..
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Yeah, I'm on my second one too. I always thought mine melted because of quick detailer
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oh man im from houston too...but my button is still fine =x i hope it doesnt look like that in the future
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I'm in CT, I went to open the hatch yesterday and my release was super sticky!

The humidity over here is killing everything.
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I feel you on this one.. Mine melted few weeks ago when we had the whole hottest day of the year.. And now three weeks of 100+ tem.. Its getting worse.. anyone have an extra one?? I might just fiberglass it and insert a button..
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I have a replacement if you need it? $7 shipped.

I will take the hatch handle off your hands if you still have it. I REALLY need it mine is sticky and melted too and I have an 06 xb. I think they are the same size and stuff right
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I will take the hatch handle off your hands if you still have it. I REALLY need it mine is sticky and melted too and I have an 06 xb. I think they are the same size and stuff right
Not sure if the TC1 Rear hatch handle/button release is the same size for the xB, but here's the sale thread if it does fit.
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Florida here, same thing happened to mine.
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Same in calli not as bad but its deff sqyishi and u can easy move it arround . Sucks
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I read this thread the other day and i was like "WOW, that sucks" Today i openn my trunk and it was super sticky and soft... It barely opens. FML. What are u guys with NO warranty doing about this?
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I just bought a used '08 a few weeks ago and just noticed that this happened. I bought it as it, so no warranty. I did however buy an extended warranty thru my Credit Union. I dropped off the Scion today and said the extended warranty does not cover this. I think that is a bunch of BS, but whatever. I plan on fixing this myself but not sure where to get the part from. Anyone have any suggestions??
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Same with mine, I am from houston too. Mine doesn't want to open at all. Took like 5 tries before I could get it to open.
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