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Non-Pivoting Sun Visors

1991 Views 16 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  bigciti
I got my SLK 350 earlier this month and I just love it, but it has one "feature" that's driving me nuts. Although the car came equipped with almost everything I wanted, it didn't have the Premium package. A couple of days after I bought the car, the sun finally came out and I discovered that the sun visors are fixed in position. That is, they will swivel up and down, but cannot pivot to the side. I have never seen that on any car I have ever driven (or even heard of). Although it is not mentioned (as best I can tell) in any of the SLK brochures, the normal, pivoting sun visors are only available in the SLK 350 if you get the Premium or AMG packages. The SLKs I saw in the dealer showroom all had the normal visors, so they must have had those packages. Has anyone else noticed this? It seems pretty cheesy for MB to effectively downgrade such a basic item as a sun visor in such an expensive car. Does anyone know if I can just order the parts for the other visors and install them myself? Any input would be greatly appreciated.


SLK 350, Automatic, Iridium Silver, Berry Red interior with Comfort, Lighting, Entertainment (with Nav), and Heating packages.
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Sorry to hear bout your visors.

Hey man that's pretty shady that MB had to downgrade like you guys said with such a basic feature. But i'm glad you mentioned that...maybe now i've justified the additional $9K CAN to get the AMG package!~ Hehe...thx.

P.S. I'm sure if anything, worse comes to worst, you can ghetto-mod it to fix that up so it swivels the right way. String, Duct-tape and a Hammer should do it!
NukeSLK - 2/1/2005 3:05 AM

Just to clarify, the AMG sport package does not include anything more than the ground effects, lowered suspension and wheel/tire combo, and steering wheel shift if you get the auto. My car does not have the premium package and does have AMG and I can not pivot my visors, nor do they have lights. I agree that this cannot have cost MB that much to make it an option with the premium package.

JEEZ?! You mean even with the $9k CND AMG package i STILL won't get the sway visors?! What a rip off!

Any solutions?
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