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Old 10-23-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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Anyone got any tips?
I got one done, but what a PITA..
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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There's a sticky on that proceedure. It's really a piece of cake. All you need is a small screw driver and a twist of the visor.......
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:28 PM   #3
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One tip I can give you is to pull the inner ring (for lack of a better description) out after you've disengaged the visor arm. When I installed my homelink visor this wasn't part of the installation instructions but it made it a heck of a lot easier to fish the wire out after removing that ring. Then just pop it back in and re-install.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:45 PM   #4
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Here ya go!!!!!!!!!!!!



The following steps describe the process for removal and reinstallation of your Corvette Sunshade.

REMOVAL OF SUNSHADE : (Caution: Take great care to avoid damage to the plastic bezel, rod or other parts of the sunshade. These parts are reasonably fragile and easy to damage. Protect these parts and do not force the removal.)

To remove the driver side sunshade, tilt the sunshade down toward the windshield as you would to block the sun.
Insert the blade of a flat head screwdriver in the slot on the inner plastic bezel at the end of the rod (Install protective sleeve on this rod) protruding from the sunshade into the roof area.
Now rotate the sunshade clockwise toward the driver’s side window. The placement of the screwdriver will cause the bezel to rotate when the sunshade turns and presses against it. Pull down on the sunshade arm as you rotate it until the sunshade stops.[the first tab disengages]. Push up on the sunshade and continue rotating the sunshade until the sunshade with the inner bezel disengages from the mounting bezel.
In this position the sunshade will come free from the roof-housing. Expose the wiring connector (This is located 2-3” from the end of the rod.) Disconnect the connector. (you may have to remove the roof bezel to get the connector to come free. This bezel is a press-fit.)
REINSTALL SUNSHADE:
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:54 PM   #5
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See if this works for ya.

http://www.pc-surgeon.net/images/cfo...eplacement.pdf
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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Wow Thanks guys....
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:52 AM   #7
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Thanks JropTop, after spending 30 mins. studying the mount (no screws, no instructions, no clue as to how that suckers was attached). I went to the forum to see if someone posted an answer. Again thanks to guys like yourself, you shared what could of been a damaging situation into a (2 min. removal). The visors are not built well, the leverage breaks the area just above the mirror breaking the particale board body. Little more engineering could have had a metal plate or re-inforcement tabs to support just swinging the visor down from the end and breaking that board. Oh well, ordered new ones at $95 bucks per side, should last another 10 years (I hope..) Thanks again guys, your the best. Jesse
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This is exactly what I was looking for! I know I'm resurrecting an old thread...but I just wanted to say that once again, this site proves to be without question, the BEST car user / fan forum I have ever seen! No matter what my question, or problem with my C5, I get precise, quick and friendly help. Rock on Corvette guys!!
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This is exactly what I was looking for! I know I'm resurrecting an old thread...but I just wanted to say that once again, this site proves to be without question, the BEST car user / fan forum I have ever seen! No matter what my question, or problem with my C5, I get precise, quick and friendly help. Rock on Corvette guys!!
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I have the old visors out but reinstalling them i can't get the visor flush with the bevel. can any body give me some tips on reinstalling them
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If I recall, stick a medium screw driver into the body of the plastic piece that goes into the hole, and twist it back into the hole, it will lock... If you took it out, just reverse the process, play with it, it goes back in... Good luck.
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The visors are not built well, the leverage breaks the area just above the mirror breaking the particale board body. Little more engineering could have had a metal plate or re-inforcement tabs to support just swinging the visor down from the end and breaking that board.
For those of us with the Shale interior (`03 AE & `04 CE), buying replacements is not an option because GM no longer stocks these and there are no aftermarket replacements.

So, I did the surgery required to rebuild mine.

I documented the process here: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-g...n-visor-2.html
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Anyone got any tips?
I got one done, but what a PITA..
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:23 PM   #17
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Will a c6 visor fit a C5 it has the home link
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