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easyryderca 05-03-2018 08:24 AM

Weather Strip
 
Looking for the weather strip with the OEM # 20818154. So far i have tried a few dozen places with no luck. Looks like both in USA & Canada its no longer available at dealerships. Thanks

rob the elder 05-03-2018 09:35 AM

part.com shows it available for Sky (same part) at $242

easyryderca 05-03-2018 10:05 AM

Rob can you tell me the entire name of the website were i can find the part. Thanks

chickenwire 05-03-2018 10:10 AM

He "typoed" it. www.parts.com

easyryderca 05-03-2018 02:37 PM

Typed in www. parts.com & the site said the part is discontinued. Any thoughts? Is the part number the same number as the sky?

Boat Drink 05-04-2018 06:03 AM

just click the link in chickenwires post. I think you added a space before parts

chickenwire 05-04-2018 06:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boat Drink (Post 2124242)
just click the link in chickenwires post. I think you added a space before parts

He said he got to the site okay, it just wasn't showing the part as available.

chickenwire 05-04-2018 06:30 AM

https://www.parts.com/index.cfm?fuse....keywordsearch

The above link does not work - don't bother with it.

easyryderca 05-04-2018 08:24 AM

Thanks Guys for help help but chickenwire is right its no longer available. I will keep searching. Do they use the same OEM part numbers for both the solstice & the sky?

chickenwire 05-04-2018 10:24 AM

Something doesn't add up. If you go to the site, key in the part number in the search window, it lists 10 parts found. I scrolled down to the "Saturn" listing and it shows as available.

Just did it. Just now.

rob the elder 05-04-2018 06:55 PM

I had the same result.

chickenwire 05-05-2018 07:50 AM

Tried to buy one. Got an e-mail a day later saying it's no longer available.

DaveOC 05-05-2018 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chickenwire (Post 2124530)
Something doesn't add up. If you go to the site, key in the part number in the search window, it lists 10 parts found. I scrolled down to the "Saturn" listing and it shows as available.

Just did it. Just now.

Database glitch! They happen!

:dunno:

.

easyryderca 05-05-2018 08:17 AM

Thanks for trying chickenwire i may get lucky & some one on the site may have a lead on one.
Its crazy as how fast some of the rubber parts for the car are no longer available.

chickenwire 05-06-2018 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by easyryderca (Post 2124890)
Thanks for trying chickenwire i may get lucky & some one on the site may have a lead on one.
Its crazy as how fast some of the rubber parts for the car are no longer available.

Actually, it's not that crazy. U.S. car companies squeezed suppliers to pay for their own tooling over the last 25 years. As such, the suppliers would have to amortize the cost of tooling over a period of years. This always causes a problem in that the design of the component is technically owned by the car maker, but the tooling is owned by the supplier. GM goes bankrupt, leavings millions in unpaid bills to suppliers, they never get paid, they've already paid for the tooling but technically can't sell the parts off of the tooling because the design is still owned by GM.

Supplier cuts their costs by collecting scrap money for the tooling, parts never get produced again, and here we are today.


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