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Hi everyone. Been searching for the rear outer light assembly for my (Registered 01/01/2004) Lexus RX300. Problem is when I search I get the choice of 2003 model which might be possible manufacture even when it was registered 2004 so I am confused as to whether they would be the same fittings. I have found one used because the price of a new one is ridiculous and from the picture might be slightly different and of course everything is plus VAT. Plus labour if they would deem to lower themselves to fit it. Tried to get a bit of information from Lexus franchise but the didn't reply, guess they only want to sell new cars. I have owned this car since 2010, the longest I have ever owned a car because it is so reliable. Anyone out there with advice or can guide me to a reasonably priced replacement would be much appreciated. I have given my search to "Find a Part" who check with car dismantlers but haven't got back to me.

 

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From a parts point of view your vehicle is a 2003. That is when it would have been manufactured, and even if it was manufactured in early 2004 it would still be to the 2003 specification.

By outer do you mean the part attached to the rear wing rather than the tailgate - if so I believe the part codes are:

81561-48060    Left

81551-48060    Right

The part didn't change from 03 through end 05. I don't think it changed in the 06 facelift either so potentially the same part was used until the end of 08.

Don't get one for the 400h, they are different to the RX300/350.

 

Full part codes here:

https://www.toyodiy.com/parts/p_E_2004_LEXUS_RX300~330~350_MCU35R-AWAGKW_8111.html

 

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Thanks, that's all I wanted to know so I didn't make a mistake and only find out after I had removed the damaged one. Can't believe they are in such short supply considering when looking on the scrap sites, some look in quite good condition outwardly so I expect they are MOT failures. Thanks again and stay safe.

 

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Hi, it certainly looks the same. I am reliably informed by ColinBarber that they are the same 2003/04. I will be happy to find out about your "option" used Drivers side (UK) rear outer assembly appears to be in short supply for the Lexus RX300, so reliable, everything one would desire in a car and sadly so unfavourable now. Thank you for your interest and i look forward to being emlightened.

 

Stay safe

 

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Well in short I brought a second hand set in from Japan to fit to my RX which could be surplus to requirements now.

I can grab a few pics next time I'm in the yard (poor car has been crashed into and is awaiting repairs). 

Will also take a few pics to guide you through fitting a fresh lamp whilst I'm at it for information purposes.  Pretty certain you only need a 10mm socket and 5 minutes to swap one in but will update over the weekend. 

I would agree with you that used parts are hard to find for these machines, a good testament to their reliability but it certainly makes things difficult to source!

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Sounds encouraging, the awkward question arises is price and how do I pay you? coincidentally I have found one on eBay, not in a rush though. Very kind of you to take the time to include fitting instruction. I did watch a YouTube video of some chap in USA showing how. It looks like on our model you have to remove the black cover in the tailgate channel and the bolts are under there but from the photo of the one on eBay it looks like it has a clip that locks in place. My light was damaged when I went to fill up and the previous user hadn't put the diesel pump back properly so when I removed the petrol gun it pulled the diesel pump out and it hit the top of the light breaking the plastic cover. Unable to get compensation from ASDA, said their CCTV didn't cover that area! Absolutely shocked at the price Lexus quoted + VAT and labour. Look forward to hearing from you.

Stay safe

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