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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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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. :lol:
 

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vonv said:
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. :lol:
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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vonv said:
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. :lol:
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/forums/highlander/47694-sun-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 can’t 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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OK..

I Fixed. Confirmed.

New edited procedure here.


My visor looked like this ...



I did not take picture of visor on ceiling. I already detached.
Twist flat screw driver "GENTLY" to not break the cover.






After the cover detached, inside body drops together.
There are no screws.




Take out those 2 black spring clips and keep.
You will need those clips out when you try to put the visor back.




Slowly & Firmly pull the shaft with the driver



I thought problem was the holding part that was distorted and cracked a little bit.
But I was wrong.
Actual problem was there between the metal shaft core & transparent plastic






This TOP 1~2 mm gap need to be 0 mm gap.
It's NOT the opposite (180 degree down there) side gap.




Use a fresh super glue for good strength.
Don't use opened glue. Also wait enough dry time (12 hours+)

I found my 1st glue, fall apart when I put the shaft back and test.
And I had to glue it again.
So make sure your gluing hard enough.

I cleaned the metal core and plastic with tissue and small driver.
Apply enough super glue inside on the metal core.
Push plastics to meet together... and apply glue little more.




This is good enough.

This is a little tricky.
There's a small tab in the hole & on the shaft.
When I put the glued shaft back into the hole thru the tab,
Something seems blocking so the last 3 cm shaft could not get in.
So I had to do this like picture explains here. and then all shaft got in.




*** When put the visor back, Be careful!!!
Someone lost the black spring clip by pushing into the ceiling inside.
So make sure that when you put it back in,
you put the black spring clips on the sun visor side of the assembly.










Time spend:
1. take the visor off: 2 minute
2. shaft off: 10 seconds
3. look around the shaft shape: 5 minutes
4. glue: 10 minutes + wait 12+ hours
5. assemble & attach back: 10 minutes

Actual total time I spend for all the tries, errors, thinking, calculation & blaming Toyota: 10 hours + :D
DONE!!
 

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Excellent write-up Sean! Especially the tip about the metal clips. Good job!
 

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I lost my metal spring clip. Does anyone by any chance have an extra? Toyota won't sell me the clip, they will only sell me the entire visor. If anyone ever took there's in for warranty and got a replacement, would you be willing to sell me a clip?
 

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sean20202020's pictures aren't working in his post. They just show the html code ie /forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=11208

Can sean or one of the mods fix this? This is a great post and would be better with the pics! My visors are still up for now but I can see needing this post as my warranty is up.

Thanks
 

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sean20202020's pictures aren't working in his post. They just show the html code ie /forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=11208

Can sean or one of the mods fix this? This is a great post and would be better with the pics! My visors are still up for now but I can see needing this post as my warranty is up.

Thanks
My pictures posted looks like ...
I think this is because forum software has been changed.
Also, I can even edit button of my original post to change image links.

So, if you want to see all my pictures, just look at this link;

[url=http://www.rav4world.com/forums/members/albums/22322-sean20202020/sean20202020-2372-page2.html]Toyota RAV4 Forums : RAV4World.com - sean20202020's Album: sean20202020[/url]
 

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I have fixed the links in this thread so the pictures should now show up properly. Enjoy!
 

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I lost my metal spring clip. Does anyone by any chance have an extra? Toyota won't sell me the clip, they will only sell me the entire visor. If anyone ever took there's in for warranty and got a replacement, would you be willing to sell me a clip?
Just go to wreckers and get one ;)


+1 for the how-to write up!!
 
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