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Old 05-24-2019, 11:48 AM   #1
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2008 Yaris Roof Strips

I have a stupid question. Are the black strips on either side of the roof a part that can be replaced or is it some kind of sealant. The strips on my 2008 HB are coming loose and I don't know what to replace them with.

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Old 05-24-2019, 12:21 PM   #2
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Funny that you would ask about these right now. It's about that time, isn't it? I just got an email this morning about replacement strips for my '07 having shipped. I have a contact at Claremont Toyota that told me these on eBay are the exact same thing, but a little cheaper than going through the dealership. Apparently, they pop off and back on with some clips that are underneath.

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Old 05-24-2019, 12:36 PM   #3
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The roof strip has a clip at the front and a clip at the back. The rest of it just pushes into the track.
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Old 05-24-2019, 02:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 05-26-2019, 12:33 PM   #5
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The left side on my '08 is coming a bit loose on the left side. I wonder if the rubber just stretched over time or what. lol
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:22 PM   #6
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Yes, that is the correct part. I just replaced mine in February.

I made the mistake of ordering through the dealership

I also made the mistake of ordering the clips. There's no need to order them. The moulding simply snaps on to the existing clips. Don't be like me. Save your money
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:56 AM   #7
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Mine are doing the same. But also probably cuz i removed them to paint the roof. Now i know im not the only one
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:09 AM   #8
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Funny that you would ask about these right now. It's about that time, isn't it? I just got an email this morning about replacement strips for my '07 having shipped. I have a contact at Claremont Toyota that told me these on eBay are the exact same thing, but a little cheaper than going through the dealership. Apparently, they pop off and back on with some clips that are underneath.

Hope it helps!
Sweet, I need these.
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:09 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info!
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The left side on my '08 is coming a bit loose on the left side. I wonder if the rubber just stretched over time or what. lol
I think the sun is what really does a number on them. That, and if you've had to remove them. I assume that would stretch and fatigue them a bit, too.

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Yes, that is the correct part. I just replaced mine in February.

I made the mistake of ordering through the dealership

I also made the mistake of ordering the clips. There's no need to order them. The moulding simply snaps on to the existing clips. Don't be like me. Save your money


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Mine are doing the same. But also probably cuz i removed them to paint the roof. Now i know im not the only one
Yeah, mine weren't looking spectacular before it, but after being removed and put back on for my last bit of body work, they really took a turn for the worse. After nearly a dozen years, it's not surprising.

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Old 07-06-2019, 05:30 PM   #10
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I need to replace mine also, can anyone post a video or pictures of how it is done? I understand that there are 2 clips, from which direction do they clip? I need to remove the old ones but don't want to break the clips and haven't found any pictures to give me confidence.
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:48 AM   #11
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I need to replace mine also, can anyone post a video or pictures of how it is done? I understand that there are 2 clips, from which direction do they clip? I need to remove the old ones but don't want to break the clips and haven't found any pictures to give me confidence.
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While I don't have pictures, replacing the roof strips is very easy. I would recommend getting something under the strip near the middle of the vehicle to pop the strip out of the track. Maybe a pick, or a thin screwdriver wrapped in a cloth. That should give you a good view of the clips. One at the front, and one at the back that should help you figure out how to the the strips off the clips.

In my experience, it didn't take much in order to get the strip off of the clips. Don't force it, and the clips shouldn't break.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:40 AM   #12
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There's a clip on the roof of the car at each end of the track that the molding goes into. The molding slides over those clips at the ends and then just snaps in and fits snugly throughout the middle section.

I remember starting at the rear point of the molding, by the hatch, and pushing it forward toward the front of the car. That creates some slack that you can use to free up the front clip near the windshield and then free up the whole thing. It's really easy and you'll see that once you get into it. I didn't do any research prior but just pushing on it a little from the back revealed everything I needed to know.
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