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I got new visor caps to replace the ones that were missing. How do you slide the cap onto the hinge? Before I start pulling and breaking things, I thought I would ask.


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Well trying not to look too much like a goof, and not knowing what visor caps are, exactly, I googled and saw a whole bunch of visor caps, things I used to refer to as golf visors. Walmart had a nice selection BTW.

So, I'll bite, what exactly is a visor cap ??? Is it that flip lid that covers the vanity mirror ???
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You slide the visor off the rod, don't disassemble the rod from it's bracket.

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Can I ask you where you got the visor caps from and how much were they ?
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Can I ask you where you got the visor caps from and how much were they ?


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I was never able to get the visor off the rod, I went with the method in the video. Just be careful not to damage the locking washer, it will probably be impossible to find a replacement.
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The visors come right off the rod with some strategic twisting (as with any wonderful experience, the first time out is the hardest).

I consider this a basic R129 owner skill that one should familiarize themselves with like removing the sun glasses compartment or the illumination cover to the center vent controls to change the bulbs. Minor.
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The visors come right off the rod with some strategic twisting (as with any wonderful experience, the first time out is the hardest).

I consider this a basic R129 owner skill that one should familiarize themselves with like removing the sun glasses compartment or the illumination cover to the center vent controls to change the bulbs. Minor.


No amount of coaxing at the appropriate angle or any other angle for that matter would get the visors off on either side on my particular vehicle, but you are free to come by and give it a try .
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No amount of coaxing at the appropriate angle or any other angle for that matter would get the visors off on either side on my particular vehicle, but you are free to come by and give it a try .
Others have said this also. Search for the info... Theoriginal poster of the information escapes me, but he had a very informative description of how to position the visors for removal. I found it didn't matter and slid mine off (1997). It does take a bit of force, so exercise caution.
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The visors come right off the rod with some strategic twisting (as with any wonderful experience, the first time out is the hardest). ...
Just removed both of mine from the project car, as good time as any as I'm taking everything apart for the paint job. Swiveled them out (rod lengthwise along the car) positioned the visor vertically, and with quite bit of forces start pulling toward the rear while twisting/rotating about 30 degrees in each direction. Came right off... But as Ears said, takes some force!

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