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How to Remove a Sun Visor

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Sunny road (Photo: @Gouldjosh via Twenty20)
A sun visor is one of the features of your car that you never think of until you desperately need it. If you’re driving at sunrise or sunset, the overwhelming brightness of the sun can have you scrambling to get your sun visor down.
Sun visors have come a long way since they were first introduced in vehicles in 1924. Since that time, sun visors have been made to accommodate several purposes in addition to serving as a shade. Many modern sun visors also have a vanity mirror and little pockets to hold paper and miscellaneous objects.
If your sun visor has seen better days, it’s important to get it replaced so you never have to worry about the sun obstructing your visibility (or not having a little mirror to confirm you’re having a good hair day!).

How to remove a standard sun visor

You can tell if you have a standard visor if you do not have a lighted mirror. To remove a standard sun visor, you’ll need:
  • A flat head screwdriver
  • A Phillips-head screwdriver
Locate the mounting bracket: The brackets are located where the sun visor attaches to the roof of your vehicle.
Remove the bracket cover: Using a flat head screwdriver, pry the corner of the bracket cover up. Take care not to crack the plastic cover.
Remove the screws: Once the bracket cover is removed, use the Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws — usually, there are at least two. Place these screws in a safe place for installing the replacement sun visor.
Pull the sun visor off: If the sun visor doesn’t come off easily after removing the screws, you may have to give it a gentle tug.

How to remove a sun visor with a lighted mirror

If you have a sun visor with a lighted mirror, then there is an extra step you have to perform when removing it. For this project, you’ll need:
  • A flat head screwdriver
  • A Phillips-head screwdriver
Locate the mounting bracket: Start by locating the mounting bracket. The brackets are located where the sun visor attaches to the roof of your vehicle.
Remove the bracket cover: Using a flat head screwdriver, pry the corner of the bracket cover up. Be careful not to crack the plastic cover.
Remove the screws: Once the bracket cover is removed, use the Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws — usually, there are at least two. Place these screws in a safe place for installing the replacement visor.
Remove the wired connector: Before pulling the sun visor away from the roof of your vehicle, disconnect the wired connector for the mirror. To do this, pull the visor down enough to get a hold of the wired connector. Press the tabs on either side to pull the connector apart.
Pull off the sun visor: If the sun visor doesn’t come off easily after removing the screws and connector, you may have to give it a gentle tug to remove it.