One-Time-Use Parts And Fasteners: Toyota/Lexus

What is a one-time-use part, and how do you determine if a fastener, clip, or part can be reused? These are questions that we are confronted with in the collision industry quite a lot. The other big question is "Where do I find this information?"

As the Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team researches OEMs for one-time-use fastener/part information, we are putting together a series of articles on how and where to locate this information for specific OEMs. Let’s take a look at Toyota/Lexus.

Toyota CRIB #188 – Non-Reusable Parts states that their body repair manuals have illustrations that will aid in identifying non-reuseable parts. It specifically states that "Toyota non-reuseable parts are designed to be installed only once. If removed, they must be replaced and not reused."

Always refer to Toyota/Lexus service information for the most up-to-date CRIB information. Following OEM procedures, including the identification and use of one-time-use fasteners/parts, is important in order to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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