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So I know how we all love the quality of our interior. with that said my driver's side sun visor/vanity mirror will not stay in the up position, it just flaps back down so I end up just pushing it toward the windshield and it will stay that way. Anyone have experience with this? Is it fixable or do I need a new one?
 

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You need a new one. I disassembled mine very carefully, intending to fix it. Looking at the construction of the thing, it is practically impossible to disassemble/reassemble and have it look halfway decent. All its made of is a cam-shaped shaft that spins in a clamped housing. My guess is that your housing stretched a bit so now it doesn't have enough friction to hold it in the upright position. Poor design IMO. You can get one online for ~$50
 

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it seems that if i push it to the left while its down it wont sway but as soon as I put it up it falls. i gonna look at it better sometime but I guess I got to order a new 1
 

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At the very least I would remove it and keep a pair of good sunglasses handy in the car. I was PISSED about this as it is a huge safety concern. The slightest bump on the highway caused mine to drop to the straight-down position while someone was changing lanes in front of me. I couldn't see AT ALL and almost rear-ended them.

Immediately removed it when I went home and used the ol' Pikes Peak sunscreen technique until I got another one ordered.
 

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I think this is a common issue. Mine won't fully stay up, it sags down about an inch. But it doesn't fall straight down.

I rode in resident Amsterdam native 06f250sd's car and he said his drops down. Maybe he can chime in.
 

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I think this is a common issue. Mine won't fully stay up, it sags down about an inch. But it doesn't fall straight down.
That is how mine started. One day you'll hit a bump and it will drop straight down. Hope it doesn't happen at a bad time for you, I'd recommend replacing it.
 

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Had mine fixed under warranty about a month ago for same issue. Very unsafe to drive with ire constantly blocking your view.
 

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I have a different but similar issue, and it's from day 1. When I actually use the thing i would like to push it all the way forward so that it touches the windshield but it drops back a few inches and thus limits my view even further.

And a side note, could they have mounted the rear view any lower? I mean, I have more visibility out of a halloween costume mask than I do my car.
 

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note, could they have mounted the rear view any lower? I mean, I have more visibility out of a halloween costume mask than I do my car.
The rear view mirror is double jointed, you can move it up closer to the roof. Pivot it up on the ball joint closest to the windshield, then pull the mirror back down and adjust it on the front joint. This helped me get a little more visibility forward.
 

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note, could they have mounted the rear view any lower? I mean, I have more visibility out of a halloween costume mask than I do my car.
The rear view mirror is double jointed, you can move it up closer to the roof. Pivot it up on the ball joint closest to the windshield, then pull the mirror back down and adjust it on the front joint. This helped me get a little more visibility forward.


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Where is the best place to order one from?
 

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cant you just velcro the damn thing in place??
 

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That was the one item my car has been back to the dealer for, replaced under warranty 18 mos ago
 

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my vote goes to the Velcro idea. pretty easy solution imo
 

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note, could they have mounted the rear view any lower? I mean, I have more visibility out of a halloween costume mask than I do my car.
The rear view mirror is double jointed, you can move it up closer to the roof. Pivot it up on the ball joint closest to the windshield, then pull the mirror back down and adjust it on the front joint. This helped me get a little more visibility forward.
Holy crap, I did not know this!! Thanks so much, maybe I can see under the damn thing without craning my neck as much.
 
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