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Plus 2 sun visor bracket help needed

PostPost by: NYK » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:06 pm

Just bought two new sun visors but unclear which way round the bracket goes. Have searched forum/google and can see people have fitted them both ways ie interchanged left for right bracket. So which is correct, the white one or the black one? Fairly obvious, but the black one is swung to the side window, but if you can imagine it swung back to the windscreen, it would sit closer to the screen than the white one.

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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:54 pm

Mine were black side up. Probably do the white blends into the headlining color.
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PostPost by: NYK » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:30 am

mbell wrote:Mine were black side up. Probably do the white blends into the headlining color.


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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:21 am

Maybe I’m missing something but aren’t both those brackets the same where it comes out of the hole and arches towards the front of the car? Unless I’m seeing them wrong. But also both of my visors are one color and they are in the lode star pattern and they both turned toward the front of the car as per the picture, Gordon
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PostPost by: sabbot » Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:33 am

I just fitted mine at the weekend. Decided black side up was neater so that the white side blended into the new headlining. When not in use. It took me a few minutes to pluck up the courage to cut a small slot in the headlining in order to fit but it all worked out fine.
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PostPost by: steve.thomas » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:24 pm

On the topic of sun visors does anyone know if they were optional on the S130? The reason I ask is that mine has none, but does have the coloured sun-strip at the top of the windscreen and I wondered if that was offered as an alternative. Obviously the screen may have been changed by a previous owner who also decided to remove the visors, but the headlining must have been replaced as well. Quite a bit of work if it was just to save the weight of the sun visors!
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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:30 pm

I tried to look up whether these were a federal requirement at the time like so many things like the switch to toggle switches and a padded dash cover and all I could find were things about how sunvisors had to be padded and not have sharp edges as far as federal requirements but couldn’t get clear on whether sunvisors were part of the federal mandates like the bumper heights and headlight heights and headrests and all that business that shaped what was put on the cars coming into the US, so don’t know if option, And I don’t have an original window sticker that might indicate that too,Gordon
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PostPost by: mbell » Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:31 pm

I believe the +2 S130 had a tinted glass option that includes the strip on the windscreen.

I suspect your visors are just missing.
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