Remember when you could buy the parts that you need to do the job without being held captive by the dealership? I do, which is why I made this part for you.
If you have an ES350, IS250, or IS300 with a broken front window, and you called the dealer looking for parts (or took it to your mechanic) then you realize that the only solution they offer is to purchase the entire replacement window for anywhere from $400 to as much as $1,000 (plus labor).
You might find yourself frustrated by the fact that Lexus does not sell a replacement for the simple plastic window clip. After all, they all break, just like yours did.
I went through the same thing with my father-in-law’s car, and I figured that others would as well. So I designed and started manufacturing this aluminum replacement window clip.
Remember, generic multi-purpose plastic clips don’t fit and they’ll just break again anyway. And cheap replacement windows still use plastic clips.
But you’re in luck because I’ve created a high quality affordable solution, which means that you can fix your car and keep your original factory window.
Remember, the repair is as simple as can be. You perform the whole job with the window still in the car.
Because I want to provide everything you need to do the job right, the complete repair kit includes:
Replacement aluminum clip(s)
Razor blades for cleaning old adhesive off the glass
Alcohol wipes for preparing the glass surface
3M Urethane adhesive
Latex gloves to keep your hands clean
11 pages of instructions and color photos (emailed to you)
Remember, all you need are basic hand tools like Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, ratchet, and 10mm socket.
Now that you’ve done all your research, you realize that this is the only proper solution, other than purchasing a new window from the dealership, that is available.
Don’t wait until your window breaks. Stock up on discounted parts now and be ready for the inevitable.
Price – this is the most affordable repair available
Integrity – don’t settle for a cheap replacement window with plastic clips
Quality – a beautiful part that’s guaranteed to never fail
Simplicity – you can complete the repair in an hour with basic hand tools
I'm not typically a fix-it-yourself kind of guy, but when I learned that my local Lexus repair shop charges over $1,000 to replace the window clips on both the front windows of my ES 350, I had to find an alternate solution. The reason they charge that exorbitant rate is that they replace the entire window (which would cost me even more $ to get them tinted to match my current set-up). I found the Black Moose site and ordered one kit to replace both window clips on the driver's side as a trial run.
The step-by-step instructions were great and the aluminum window clips were a perfect fit. Because I'm a bit slower than the average DIY person, it took me about three hours, but I was able to get everything accomplished and the window works perfectly. I will now be ordering another kit to fix the passenger side. I highly recommend this product!
High quality materials and complete installation kit provided.
My 2007 ES 350 passenger side front window reach the fully closed position and I heard a clunk and then went to Google. Blue Moose Engineering had posted a fix on the Lexus club site. I the went to their website and got instructions to troubleshooting the window problem. I went to a uTube video that had detail instructions on how to remove the door panel. I followed them exactly and the door panel came off very easily. I then moved the window to the level required to see the clamps. Just as expected, the front clip had failed exactly as predicted by Blue Moose. I immediately ordered the part. It was delivered and fit perfectly. The kit included everything to remove the old clip and to install including gloves to handle the adhesive required for the fix. I let it sit a couple of days and it worked as planned. It was a good purchase.
Nice quality solid parts. Came with everything to make repairs. Easy to read instructions. Took me about 20 mins from start to finish. Thanks.
Positive experience, my garage fixed my window for me with your clips, front passenger side window, and they said they had no problems and that they would probably last the lifetime of the car. Charge was half of what Lexus would have charged. I know where to come should another window have the same problem!
Package has EVERYTHING you need to complete the job - color instructions, silicone glue, and even the nitrile gloves so you don't get the silicone glue on your fingers. It's still expensive, but you get good value from the kit. It's been on the car for 3 months now and not a single problem.