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I think you'll find that its considered 'trim', and will be subject to the same terms & conditions as that part of the warranty provides.
Its not always bad news if you have to pay something towards the replaced item - then you get a warranty on that part. If the warranty covers the entire cost - the warranty which comes with the part is limited to what the original item would've had.
Say a battery has a 3-year warranty, and it fails in the first year (it will be covered 100% by warranty), but the replacement battery will only come with the remainder of the original's (and will only have 2 years warranty remaining).
Its a little known fact that was brought to light when I worked for Ford.
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