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Can anyone tell me how to fix this damn hanging visor?

I know it was mentioned before but no one has mentioned a way to fix the visor. My driver's side visor, from normal everyday use for the last 20K miles, will not flip up tightly to the ceiling. It hangs about an inch from the ceiling. I don't want to bring it into the dealer just to have them go through the entire car to look at this visor. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Velcro.. Or duct tape
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There are no adjustment screws you can adjust like on the cars of yesterday. If you have warranty get the dealer to replace them.

I just had both replaced before warranty ended, this was the second replacement of the drivers side. It only takes a few minutes to install them. They are making these things too heavy now a days.
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Thanks dusty, just brought it into the dealership today for the very first time. They special ordered the visor and removed my weathertech driver side floor liner and stuck it in the back. They noted on the repair paper that it is a safety issue. My gas pedal has never given me any issues sticking to that liner. I put it back where it belongs of course.
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Thanks dusty, just brought it into the dealership today for the very first time. They special ordered the visor and removed my weathertech driver side floor liner and stuck it in the back. They noted on the repair paper that it is a safety issue. My gas pedal has never given me any issues sticking to that liner. I put it back where it belongs of course.
That's odd, considering the Toyota floor liner is made by the same company. I guess the dealer just saw the 'Weathertech' name and given all the hype about the floor mats decided to anyways.

Oh well.
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Just was thinking about this visor thing again - its likely the loosening has to do with the plastic wearing down (the part that is in the visor component). Once the warranty runs out, what are you going to do then? It's likely going to happen again.

Thinking ahead, you could probably correct the problem by taking the current one off, tightly wrapping some black tape around the metal bar to increase the diameter and tighten up the play a bit.

Also, I get annoyed by the Airbag warnings on my visor - a bit of 'Goo gone' or similar substance removes that easily. I did that on my last car as well.
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Thanks dusty, just brought it into the dealership today for the very first time. They special ordered the visor and removed my weathertech driver side floor liner and stuck it in the back. They noted on the repair paper that it is a safety issue. My gas pedal has never given me any issues sticking to that liner. I put it back where it belongs of course.
That's odd, considering the Toyota floor liner is made by the same company. I guess the dealer just saw the 'Weathertech' name and given all the hype about the floor mats decided to anyways.

Oh well.
Its all floormats. Its part of the lawsuit that is going on dealing with gas pedals being stuck to the floor.

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Driver side visor drops down about 30 degrees from the 'up' position.

My driver's side visor had the same problem after only 6 months old.
At that time, I got new visor installed within warranty.
4 years later, out of warranty, now the visor drops again.
It can easily block driver's view and cause accidents.

I googled and found Toyota Highlander '01~ '03 had the same issues.
I can't believe Toyota did not fix the same old design flaws for new 2006 Rav4.
http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...visor-problem/
There are some poor mens' fixes on the forum like these;
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I was able to repair the visor falling problem. Don't know how long it will last but it's fixable:
Remove the visor from the vehicle.
Carefully remove the shaft from the visor--it's about 4" long.
The shaft appears to be a hollow tube covered with vinyl.
You will probably find a portion of the vinyl worn away near the center of the shaft.
Use 5 minute EPOXY to build that area back up to the level of the vinyl.
After it sets (24 hours or so) carefully file the epoxy level with the vinyl so the shaft will fit back into the visor.
Reinstall the shaft. Reinstall the visor.
If you applied enough epoxy the visor should stay where you want it.
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THIS IS THE ULTIMATE FIX, IT REALLY WORKS! I cannot take credit for this, 
I found it on some DIY website. FOLLOW the instructions to the letter and you will NEVER have a drooping sunvisor again!
Well, I have had my visors replaced once just before the warranty was up and now they are starting to fall again. 
I fixed mine by removing the mirror and lifting the vinyl through the mirror recess near the shaft that supports the visor. 
Be careful not to tear the vinyl at the corner of the mirror recess. 
You can see a hole in the foam core between the channel for the mirror light wires and the mirror recess. 
Get a sharp razor and clean just a little of the foam around the hole so it will accommodate a short screw (self taping). 
If you look down the hole you will see sheet metal with a hole. This sheet metal strip clamps the visor pivot shaft. 
Make sure you use a short screw large enough to self-thread into the sheet metal hole 
but short enough so it will not pierce through the other side of the visor. 
I screwed the short screw in the hole and tighten just it enough to hold the visor. 
I also kept the small piece of foam I trimmed out of the hole and placed it over the screw head 
so the visor will not have a dimple on the vinyl after you put the mirror back in its recess. 
Now with the screw in place all you have to do is remove the mirror and lift the vinyl a little 
nd use a screwdriver to tighten it when needed. 
With everything reassembled you canít even tell that any repairs were preformed 
and it only cost the amount of a short screw. 
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I will try this method tomorrow
.... portion of the vinyl worn away near the center of the shaft.
Use 5 minute EPOXY to build that area back up to the level of the vinyl.....
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I will try this method tomorrow
.... portion of the vinyl worn away near the center of the shaft.
Use 5 minute EPOXY to build that area back up to the level of the vinyl.....
Don't forget to take pictures.
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