Gasket is combined with interior trim. Easy to change but $100 each (about 70 at 1sttoyotaparts).
After doing several of them and seeing them start to fail again, I finally found the solution.
Take some narrow black electrical tape.
Clean the worn areas thoroughly.
Put on the tape.
Not only fixes but protects from future wearthrough in the same spot.
Very poor design. Strip was improved in 2005 models but still wears away by rubbing when you enter and exit.
Only a small spot wears through each time. No need to change the expensive parts. Almost invisible repair also does what Toyota forgot to do by protecting from abrasion.
Why didn't I think of it before?
Edited by BobLevine, 12 March 2007 - 07:22 AM.