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I’ll make this short but I need opinions. I know I waited too long to address this which is my fault, but: fall of 2020 I had my windshield replaced at a local place here in North East PA. I waited there while they replaced it. Didn’t check out the upper moulding but it would get some noise I never heard before. It looked funky when it was on there also. A few weeks ago it flew off. I retrieved it and noticed it didn’t seem to be the OEM part. The clips are different, there are no part numbers or markings like the new OEM I just bought and had delivered today. In the pics you can see they used big amounts sealant to hold (fake?) part in place. Do I demand the money for the part? Unless I am wrong they switched it out. Whether or not the old one broke when they tried to re attach or not I don’t know. If they did change it out, they had this part handy. I imagine all OEM parts have Toyota part numbers No matter what. What would you do?
Thanks -Paul ( I think I have a photo of the old one on it which looks odd to me, I’ll upload if I find it)
 

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Is the one that flew off steel? This is the aftermarket one that looks very similar.
I’ll check when I get home. But it does look like that aftermarket part. The clips are the same as the one in the link you posted. It seems they DID switch out the original with aftermarket 😲
 

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Sorry, I had to find some details on this to complete my comments.

Toyota has superseded the trim part number several times. From the look of the exploded diagrams there was once a 3 pc upper that likely was steel in the middle. You can see the end caps as different part numbers, 75951D and 75952B. A plastic trim probably wouldn't need those caps.

Based on this it's possible that they did not replace with an aftermarket piece. I'd have a good look at the clips and endcaps and see if they have a part number on them. The steel piece would likely have had a paper sticker with the part number, now long gone. There is no way Toyota would make clips without a part number or identifier molded in.

I have no idea how to track down changepoints for the trim supersessions, or what the change was. My trim is steel and based purely on its appearance has been on there a long time.

Are you the original owner? If so that's a pretty good run for not having the windshield replaced!
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Yea. Original owner. The clips are definitely aftermarket from what I’ve seen. I did try buying new clips also but that wasn’t the problem. I’ll also double check the clips for part numbers. Thanks!
 
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