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#1 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 07:53 PM
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Annoying loose sun visor

Hey guys, is there a fix on a loose sun visor? I'll post pics later, but needed to ask you this. My sun visor, the one in the driver side, doesn't go back where it's supposed to; it comes down like at a 30 degree angle after i hit a bump, or after i break and it's really annoying . Will i need to get a new sun visor, or do i still have hope?
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I'd say that you will probably have to get a replacement.... these things are not servicable.....

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Ggirl how did you wear it out, do you play with the visor when you
are in traffic ?? :P

Like AusR said, it most likely needs to be replaced. It pivots on a rod that has tension on it. So it sounds like yours may be worn.

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I think it was probably cuz i moved it to the side when the sun shines on my left side and it bothers my eye. I used to drive a lot going north/south and the sun was always to my left. I guess i have to get a new one . Thanks guys

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How about putting some tape on the roller to prevent it from being loose.
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I think it was probably cuz i moved it to the side when the sun shines on my left side and it bothers my eye. I used to drive a lot going north/south and the sun was always to my left. I guess i have to get a new one . Thanks guys
NoNo, Ggirl don’t buy a new ONE !!

Find a new job that’s to the East or West.




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At least you got some good use from it..
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Ok guys, funny story...

I gave up on fixing that sun visor and have been using the left over glue from the velcro tape to keep it up, though it hadn't really worked. I took my car to the dealership last weekend for the 60K mile service, and whoever was servicing my car thought that it would be nice to adjust my sun visor, so he tried to tightening it up, then somehow he broke the plastic thing between the screws. The service manager called me to let me know that my car was ready for pick up and told me about the sun visor, that he was very sorry, that he ordered a new one and he would call me soon to make an appointment to install it, all at no cost. So i was like oh ok, thanks

LOL! I guess that the mechanics will not try to fix something that they're not supposed to because things like this could happen. So i got a brand new and free sun visor. I am very happy

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Hey guys, is there a fix on a loose sun visor?
My wife's 2004 RAV4 has the same problem. When I saw your picture, I laughed out loud because it looks exactly like what my wife's is doing. I realize it's a 5-year old thread, but I wanted to add some info in case it helps somebody else.

Cheapest I found a new visor for online is $59.72, part number 74320‑42420‑A0, from Village Toyota. If your mirror happens to be lighted (my wife's isn't) then it's $166.32 (part number 74320‑42430‑A0). See parts diagram below.

So yeah, sounds like I'll either use velcro or maybe I can find a magnet that I can affix (glue on? cut a little slit and slide it inside?) to the mirror side of the visor, which is strong enough to stick it to the roof.

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