I have a 2001 Toyota Prius and need a gear shifter assembly. The dealer wants to charge $630. I am considering searching for a used part. Since I am not a DIYer, I will need the dealer or an independent shop to install the part.
Is this the sort of part that makes to buy used? Is it likely to be safe? Will it be difficult to get someone to install it?
Alternately, I could buy a new Toyota part online. I have done this before with small parts. If I go this route, is there anything to watch out for?