This is more of a FYI

The rt. side hinge on the wifes 94 Taurus tailgate glass broke where it goes thru the glass. No dealer in Milw. had one or could get one. Bone yds. aka recycling centers said they didn’t have any nor did aftermarket stores. On the internet prices started at $118, left side-$153 for what looks like the same hinge. Called the bones yard back and bought a complete rear window with both hinges for $100. So sometimes you have to look at the big picture in order to get what you want. Still a lot of money for one little hinge.

It all depends on how you look at it. You spent LESS for the whole window than the price you were quoted for EITHER hinge (can there possibly be a difference?).

I’d say you came out ahead.

Why are the hinges so hard to come by, I wonder?

The manufacturer’s often sell an assembly where just one part will do, an it can be expensive. I’ve bought more than I needed just to get the part that’s required. I am missing an adjustment nut for a headlight on my 1998 Buick Regal, and it appears that the only way to fix it is to buy a new headlight assembly.

Or buy a USED headlight assembly from a junk yard.

If no one has one locally, try