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Old March 3rd, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Stuck Sun Visor Fix

I'm not sure if this will help many people here or not, but figured there must be owners besides me that are in the same situation.
I realized after buying my 90 that the visors wouldn't budge. My first thought was to check the usual vendors for a replacement. Turns out they are more or less NLA. (I didn't know that acronym until I owned an NAS Defender.)
Mine looked fine, but the arms were frozen in the sleeves, so I decided to see if I could loosen them up.
The fix:

  • Spray Seafoam Creep, Liquid Wrench, etc into each sleeve where the arms enter. Let them soak a few hours.
  • Place the visor on a bench with the end of one arm over the side.
  • Place a board on top of the visor so you can hold it still.
  • Clamp vice grips with a rag or other padding on the flat art of the arm and and torque away up and down.
  • If the arm doesn't give or starts to bend relube and give it more time.
  • If the arm is moving start pulling it out while turning. The two arms are separate and can pull out.
  • Clean the arms and soak in Ospho or something similar. I also sprayed cleaner into the sleeves.
  • Grease the arms and reassemble.
Seafoam Creep was also used to free up my passenger side door latch, seat belt buckle, dash vent handles, heater controls...
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