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    FLOPPY SUN VISORS ------> FIXED (with photos)

    Hi again peeps

    My sun visors (vanity mirrors) were both floppy and would not hold up, so i bought a couple of sun visors from ebay really cheap, one of them only cost me £2.69

    both were a different colour to my original sun visors so of instead of trying to fiddle about trying to replace and glue the little fiddly metal "u" clips, which normally only fixes it for a day or two untill it becomes unstuck again
    i just cut the wires and lifted the whole light out and replaced it in to my original sun visor

    heres how

    pop the cover off (noticed the marks where i slipped)



    unscrew the screws



    now heres the hard bit lol trying to get the clip out its glued solid just above the hole, i used a screw driver to push and lever it till it came unstuck





    i levered up the old light with a flat screw driver till it pops out and added a little bit of wire to extend it a bit (i will learn how to solder one day, honest )



    i popped out and cut the wires of the working light





    splice the wires




    join them together






    clipped it in to test it



    clip it back in



    screw it back up



    and JOB DONE both sun visors stand up


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    Re: FLOPPY SUN VISORS ------> FIXED (with photos)

    When l read this;

    both were a different colour to my original sun visors
    I thought the next line was going to be......"so l carbon fibred them"


    Only joking mate, nice job!

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    Re: FLOPPY SUN VISORS ------> FIXED (with photos)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony73
    When l read this;
    I thought the next line was going to be......"so l carbon fibred them"


    Only joking mate, nice job!

    ooooooh never thought of that !!!

    lol
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    Re: FLOPPY SUN VISORS ------> FIXED (with photos)

    Quote Originally Posted by prisoners
    ooooooh never thought of that !!!

    lol
    Oh no, what have l done!!!!

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    Re: FLOPPY SUN VISORS ------> FIXED (with photos)

    Prisoners
    Just for you have uploaded a How To on joining wires!!
    You can get a copy HERE
    Jim

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    Re: FLOPPY SUN VISORS ------> FIXED (with photos)

    Quote Originally Posted by westville
    Prisoners
    Just for you have uploaded a How To on joining wires!!
    You can get a copy HERE
    Jim

    you my friend are a real star !!!

    Thanks jim, i will go back on my previous work (ie, folding wing mirrors, sun visors) and do the job properly

    Thanks again jim
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    Re: FLOPPY SUN VISORS ------> FIXED (with photos)

    So now I suppose you'll be off on a soldering and welding extravaganza............Oh NO did I say welding?
    Added the wiring repair guide to the How To sticky - will you be linking this thread there? I don't think we have anything about vanity mirrors or sunvisors there
    Jim

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