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Liftgate handle needed for 03 Toyota bB. Same as Scion xB?

Old 03-20-2019, 10:52 PM
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I have heard Scions were imported only a 2004 onwards. Wondering which years will have liftgate handle matching my 2003 Toyota bB?
Is mine 1st Gen? It is RHD. My liftgate handle needs replacement. Anyone have one to sell? White is nice but I can repaint .

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Yes, Your 03 Toyota bB Liftgate Handle is the Same as as the 2004-2006 Gen1 xB. Widely Available at your local Toyota Dealer.
Over 10 years ago on this very Forum I Identify this as a Poor Scion Engineering Problem and the Membership scoff at me. It broke Twice on
my 2006 xB. Cost me over $90 for the OEM handle each time. Since then, Scion came put with a TSB and admitted their problem.

I believe the TSB is now Expired. You can Purchase from Toyota or Replacements are widely available online. I would have a look at these:

Lift Gate Garnish for 2004-2006 Gen1 xBs Lift Gate Garnish for 2004-2006 Gen1 xBs


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I thought that was pretty odd to break that part! Super-human strength? Thanks. I located the part at Rock Auto for 74$ Canadian which is prolly the best I'll find. Thats about $60 us so I'm getting off light compared to your experience .

Thanks for your useful info on my car and the links.
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It was a Very Poor, Weak Design to begin with.
Looks like the Same Scion Engineers did the tC1 (2005-2010) Handles (Garnish).
They also had a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) when many of them also broke.

Personally, I would Recommend the:

APDTY 140123 (Upgraded Metal Bracket Design Installed To Reinforce The Plastic Handle) APDTY 140123 (Upgraded Metal Bracket Design Installed To Reinforce The Plastic Handle)


They Added a Superior Metal Brackets Reinforcements to help Prevent Breakage and goes for US $39.94

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The metal reinforced bracket is the one we used to replace the plastic OEM part. They even
<u>come in the right color</u> come in the right color
so you don't have to paint it ( I remember the color being a selectable option - may have to search more)
Buy yourself a bunch of plastic rivets at the same time, the inside door cover uses them and they break easily
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