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Am I the only Elise driver who USES the visor? Can't be. I guess if you are taller (I'm 5'9) they might get in the way, but for me, there are times it really helps block that last bit of sun from my eyes.

Go figure...
I'm 6' and the visors work perfectly for me. I just needed a light-in-sight for seeing the traffic lights.


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post #22 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-09-2007, 05:14 PM
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I finally got these stupid things off today. Many thanks to "raggedy1" for coming up with the 8mm rachet-and-nail solution. Worked great, except that--as others have experienced here--the black bracket started bending out a bit on the driver's side post because it was so tight at first and I had to use more force to get it started.

To prevent the post from bending further--and also to guard the windshield--I stuffed a stack of Post-It notes behind the bracket while I did the job. I wedged them in there good and even used a small wooden shim to make sure it was tight and the bracket wouldn't bend further. Worked like a charm. I was done in less than 10 minutes and (along with the Micro Mirror install) I now have the visibility I was hoping for. I can now see traffic lights without having to lean sideways into the driver's seat!!

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I guess my visor studs weren't screwed in as tightly as others. I didn't have any problem with bending - not even a threat of any bending. Glad it worked out for ya!

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Stupid question since my Elise is at the shop...

Once you remove the pin is there a hole that runs all the way through the black holding bracket? Do you think it's big enough to squeeze a Valentine 1 power plug through it? I have my hardwired cord looped around the metal pin to keep it up there. Running it THROUGH would be sweet.
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They are a pain to remove! I used vise grip pliers, and had to turn the pin a fractional turn, then reclamp, then repeat, etc.- Just put in a good CD, and set aside 15 - 20 minutes for each pin-

The view is so much better w/o those cheesy little visors!

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my method takes about 1 min per side.

bane, the hole does not run all the way through.

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I don't know what the big deal with the mounts are.

I pulled my visors a couple of years ago. The mounts are still there. I've never noticed them when driving or any other time. I doubt that it's worth the time or danger (a couple of people have cracked the windshield trying to remove the mounts) to remove them.

And who know, someday you may have to put the visors back on...




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Good stuff! I'm someone who tends to look through the top of the windshield so I can appreciate the mod. You say you used heat shrink, did you make sure it was high quality? You wouldn't want it to deteriorate from solar UV exposure.
The PFA properties of heat shrink tubing made by fluorotherm.com is hard to beat because it offers chemical inertness and vibration resistance, making them last. Check the specs at: PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy -vinyl ether) | Fluorotherm.com
Wow! This thread is back from the dead!
Sorry, but I'm not going to click on your link because I'm somewhat superstitious.
Somehow I think my computer might explode or do some other weird stuff as soon as I click on that link...
Your first post, and you are already trying to discuss the life expectancy of shrink tubes to cover the sun visor studs

How about a "Hi, I am briansparks, and I am new here"?

And the stuff you have is vibration resistant
I know our cars rattle a lot, but not to a point where I'd need a vibration resistant heat shrink tubes

I'd suggest you just go and buy 10 inches of the tubing instead of 5.
And if it deteriorates after a few years.....just use the 5 inches you had left over from the first time


Edit: sorry, I didn't want to appear to be rude, but that's somewhat of a strange first post...

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Am I the only Elise driver who USES the visor? Can't be. I guess if you are taller (I'm 5'9) they might get in the way, but for me, there are times it really helps block that last bit of sun from my eyes.

Go figure...
I use mine too, but also about 5'9"

However, I would love to get those stupid stickers off the the visors!
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Am I the only Elise driver who USES the visor?
Nope...I'll be leaving mine in. The sun is on the horizon for hours at a time here in Alaska, so the visors (plus sunglasses) are a piece of safety equipment in my car. I'm 0.009217 furlongs tall and they work great.

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My seats are up about 1-2" higher due to more padding after I had them reupholstered, so the visors for me are really blocking traffic lights. The entire top of the windshield frame also blocks and I find myself looking above the windshield or between the visor and the mirror to see the traffic lights. It is really bad actually. I am taking the visors off today or tomorrow and buying a mircromirror asap. I'm only 6'0" too.

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My seats are up about 1-2" due to more padding, so the visors for me are really blocking traffic lights. The entire top of the windshield frame also blocks and I find myself looking above the windshield or between the visor and the mirror to see the traffic lights. It is really bad actually. I am taking the visors off today or tomorrow and buying a mircromirror asap. I'm only 6'0" too.
See also LightInSight - Windshield Mounted Traffic Light Lens

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My 06' Exige didn't have them when I got it. I assume the previous owner took them out. The wife was asking where to get them and I was thinking the same. I am 5'5" and the sun really gets in the way, so wear my sunglasses every time I get in. I guess that's lighter than the visors, but the wife is still looking to get them for the car. Lol.
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Classifieds. As low as $35 and into the hundreds. https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f95/...visors-189689/

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However, I would love to get those stupid stickers off the the visors!
It may be in bad taste to quote myself but I finally got fed up with the warning decals. After my wife confirmed that she could cover the visors, I decided to try to peal the decals off. When I did, it was a total mess. With nothing to loose, I went after them with some solvent, think I used Goof off but may have used acetone, and it cleaned them up pretty well. The leather finish is missing in spots but it is so much better than the decals I can't believe I didn't do it years ago. No need to ave them covered at this point, they look pretty good.
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I used a small ratchet wrench with a deep 8mm socket. the 8mm is the tightest fitting but it will still spin on the visor stud. Use a "brad" nail; a small 1 inch finishing nail to put inside/between the socket and visor stud. This keeps the socket from spinning on the stud. The stud will turn, but it will take a little time since you can only crank the wrench a little ways before hitting the glass or header. Put a piece of tape (blue masking tape or whatever) on the windshield header surface to keep the ratchet wrench from making any impressions on the header.

It's really easy once you give it a go and it looks so much nicer without that useless stud sticking out of the mount; plus you get the weight savings!
What a great idea! Sorry, for bringing this from the dead, but I would have never thought of that.

To add: if you don't have the right nail on hand you can use a small drill bit. A 3/32" drill bit and 8mm ratcheting wrench worked great and got those out in 2-3 min per side.
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Didn't see anyone here mention using a heat gun. Is there adhesive of sorts inside that bit that is causing people some stress with initially getting the bolt(s) to loosen?
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No, there's no glue that I recall

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