A good service thread.


Some time ago a hinge on the Centre Console in the RAV4 broke. I found/identified the part at www.toyodiy.com.

Did a search and got a few links to buy online. Price was US$ 30 and up. (Excluding shipping and duties)

I decided to go and pay the local Toyota dealer a visit just to see what they can offer. No stock here in Gaborone and unfortunately nothing at Toyota South Africa. They can import but it will take a few weeks. At BWP291 I thought it would be good to give it a go. It is a non critical part... I can wait.

Yesterday, 16 calendar days after I placed the order, I received a text message. The part is here.

Well done Toyota.

(Already collected and installed)