Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Lexus CT200h

One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is, “Is there a sectioning or Partial Part replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Lexus CT200h.

The full OEM Partial Part Replacement Search page for the 2017 Lexus CT200h can be viewed on the I-CAR website. This will give you a good understanding on general areas for sectioning or partial replacement. I-CAR does not have permission to show exact locations for sectioning or the procedure itself. However, Lexus has a paid subscription website with collision repair information.

Both the front lower, and upper rails have multiple locations where they can be partially replaced at factory seams. The front lower rail also has a sectioning location. The rear rails have no sectioning procedures but there is a partial part procedure.

There are multiple sectioning locations throughout the outer uniside, as well as the reinforcements. Although sectioning is not common on the inner uniside, the CT200h has multiple locations for sectioning. The outer uniside replacement panels are weld-bonded with a combination of GMA plug welding and squeeze-type resistance spot welding (STRSW).

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