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Replacement Tailgate / Spare Wheel Capability - Chapter3

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Introduction


As requested by a few members on this forum.


This is our account on how we replaced the tailgate on my RAV4 to the version which has the spare wheel mounting option.


Please understand that we are not mechanically trained, or qualified. So, any comments are welcome, especially if we have made any mistakes, missed anything important, or just require further info.


Chapter Three – Prepare replacement tailgate


Tools required/used:

  • Trim removal tools
  • Long nose pliers
  • Stanley knife
  • Hacksaw blade
  • Socket set
  • Sharp chisels

Cost this chapter : £410

Cost to date : £1282


This is how the tailgate arrived from the seller,


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Most of parts had already been removed, just leaving us to remove:

  • Wheel carrier : By undoing the four bolts, and then gently pulling it away from the tailgate to release it from the locating retainers.
  • Rear window : £10 - Local windscreen company
  • The four ‘Garnish’ panels : These are plastic and can easily be broken, especially where the retaining clips are attached. The approach we used when removing the ‘Garnish’ panels was it was better to sacrifice the retaining clip, rather than damage the panel. This took us a lot longer then expected, nearly a whole day.

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The 'Garnish' panels were removed in this order :

Lower Left – held by eight retaining clips & one bolt.

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Lower Right – held by five retaining clips

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Upper Left – held by six retaining clips & one bolt.

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Upper Right – held by six retaining clips

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Shopping list of parts needed :

Wheel carrier retainer / top : 90467-09077 x1

Wheel carrier retainer / bottom : 76835-52010 x1

Wheel cover back retainer : 90189-06235 x2

Wheel cover back grommet : 90467-06020-CO x1

Spoiler retainer : 90467-09196 x3

Garnish sub-assy retainer : 90189-06235 x2

Garnish sub-assy yellow clip : 76827-42020 x2

Garnish sub-assy red clip : 75397-35010 x8

Garnish sub-assy blue clip : 75495-35010 x15

Moulding, back window Left : 75574-42020 x1

Moulding, back window Right : 75573-42040 x1

Moulding, back window Lower : 75575-42020 x1


New parts as above : £92 – New Toyota


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Painting the replacement tailgate, four ‘Garnish’ panels and the rear skirt : £300 – By local body shop.

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Trim tape / window glazing tape 1mm black : £8 inc p&p from internet auction website


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Now a proper RAV4 who would buy a vehicle without a spare

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I do prefer the look of the RAV with the spare wheel on the tailgate,

But, also find it reassuring to have a spare wheel when travelling on my own... :driving:

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Now a proper RAV4 who would buy a vehicle without a spare

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......me........and Jolly Friar....and wan or two others.....!!!

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Now a proper RAV4 who would buy a vehicle without a spare

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......me........and Jolly Friar....and wan or two others.....!!!

And me .... Dont forget me ....................

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And which one of you bought the black rav tailgate, with spare wheel, from an auction website on Friday last week ? :rolleyes:

Anyone going to own up ? :) tell Lizzie.... :)

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Wish I had seen it :( . . . . No need for a respray then

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Not me this time!

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Wish I had seen it :( . . . . No need for a respray then

Black / silver / grey tailgates come up quite often... ( now i've said that they probably won't )

If a complete one, in your colour, so easy to just swap over... cheaper and quicker..

No need to remove the glass, remove the garnish panels, and like you say, no need for a respray..

I think I would have been waiting a long time for a red one... esp with privacy glass..

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Any alterations with fitting/ relocation of reg plate?, Is bumper different?

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Any alterations with fitting/ relocation of reg plate?, Is bumper different?

check out new posh skirt fitted in photos which has number plate on......

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