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Non-Pivoting Sun Visors

1994 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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Yeah, I did not get the "Premium" package as well, and it is hunting me in the smallest areas. Such as the sun visor, and automatic dimming mirrors. I have not try this but... I am wondering what will happen if I unscrew the anchor of the sun visor, will it able to pivot if I unscrew it. I can live with it being unscrewed, since the visor without premium package does not come with mirror lights as well.

Anyone got any retrofits?
garycourtland - 2/1/2005 9:47 PM

Thanks for the clarification. I'm dealing with the Parts guy at my dealership and I told him to try to find the part for the AMG version of the sun visors. I'll have to correct that, or run the risk of getting another set of the same thing!
Please let me know how did it go for you. My car is a lease, but if the price is right, I don't mind adding the pivot sun visor in my car. You know in CA, sun can come from any directions.[:D]
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