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Quick Fix for Nissan Murano Sun Visors

You may think I'm crazy, but I just came up with a 5 second fix to keep sun visors from flopping down. There is a cheap plastic extension inside each visor which extends out from inside each visor to center of windshield. Not sure what the heck the purpose of them is...I guess to block the sunlight from hitting you at the center of your windshield. At any rate, I just pulled each of those plastic extensions out maybe just an inch or two and tucked them behind the back of the rear view mirror on each side. This quick fix was even strong enough to hold my windshield sun screen in place, so it doesn't flop down also. Like I said, call me crazy but it works and costs nothing. Better yet, it makes use of what I thought was pretty much a useless feature included with the visors. Perhaps that was what they were intended for in the first place!
 

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1998 Nissan Altima Visor Fix:

I found myself frustrated with this annoying and potentially dangerous issue on my wife's car, but I couldn't find that part anywhere on the internet either, unless I wanted to spend a lot to replace the entire visor. Taking matters into my own hands, I have come up with a home-made solution. I just did this on my own and it works! (see photo in link below) If yours broke in the same manner that mine did, leaving the back portion of the sleeve in place (see photo in link below), you can do this to yours. First, you're going to need a few simple tools:

a) phillips screw driver
b) approx 1/16" diameter metal wire (I used picture-hanging wire)
c) exact-o knife / razor blade
d) needle-nose pliers
e) electric drill w/ approx 1/16" drill bit

1998 Nissan Altima Sun Visor Fix Photo

I know it's kind of rigged, but if you're handy, you should be able to look at the picture and see what I did. Also, here's a shot an explaining the process: The idea is to re-join the bracket and the visor post using two wires, without the post slipping out of the broken bracket, so you need to have some of the part of the bracket that surrounds the post in-tact for this to work. After removing the bracket, I drilled a hole through the two little flanges behind the broken part of the bracket to hold the lower wire in place. I wrapped two 3" pieces of wire around the bracket, one on top, just under the head of the post, and one about 1/2" under that. Then, marked where the wires were touching the plastic and temporarily removed the wires. At those marks, using an exacto, I made small notches / grooves, about 1/2 of the diameter of the wire deep, where the wire touches the bracket and around the post, to help keep the wire from slipping up or down. The upper wire rests just under the "head" of the post, so it already has a nice little place to grab. Then, wrap the wires around again, seating them into your notches and tighten with the pliers about three rotations or when it feels really tight. Then, cut off any excess wire, as there is not a lot of room for these when you go to install. Your assembly should resemble mine when finished. this is ready for installation, just screw it back in place and have a great day!
The picture no longer opens. Does anybody have a link or a better fix? Planning on playing with mine tomorrow.

I wasted a few hours looking for a visor for our 2000 Sentra GXE
 
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