richard10002

'05 Drivers side sun visor??

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My wifes Rav 4 has the droopy drivers sun visor which is not only irritating, but probably also dangerous in the event of an emergency stop.

 

We have been unable to find a visor from a breakers so far, (7 day parts in Birmingham seem to be very busy, and havent answered their phone on several attempts).

 

Any suggestions for sourcing a second hand working visor, before we Shell out £175 to Toyota for a new one - on the basis that life is too short to mess about?

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How about a small piece of velcro on the headlining to hold the visor up?

Phil.

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I had the same problem -velcro doesn't really work as you get a tugging of the headliner when you try to pull it down.  Visor part number is 74310-42360-B0   . Buying a used one is unlikely to work as it will be at least 10 years old and jsut as used. You are over a barrel.

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I'm feeling the same pain on this one - I've owned much older Honda's and Nissan's (10yrs+) and never had a sun visor issue before - the salt in the wound is the expensive OEM part price charged by Toyota - seriously, a daft bit of plastic with an attachment rod/fixing - £170. :ohmy:  Exactly what is the visor made of to charge so much - there should be an official repair kit or at least Toyota should look again at pricing as there does seem to be a high failure rate with this part.

My search for a non-broken bit of plastic tat continues but in the meantime I had a black filter strip professionally fitted to the top of the windscreen and it's doing a really decent job. Maybe worth trying this and simply  removing the broken visor for now? 

 

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Can you shove something in beside the 'shaft' thus tightening it?  Like a cotton bud/match etc, or even something sticky like sellotape - it might grip against it.

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I had same issue, they look cheaper even with import charges from the states, and are cheaper direct from Japan, anyama.com . But still too much , I had mine apart and tried to repair but no good so tried a breaker and had to send one back as was worse than the one I had but in the end managed to get one from Khan , 7 day parts and like new for £40 .

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Rather than Velcro I'm currently thinking of a couple of opposite pole adhesive backed magnets, but am having trouble creating the right search term. 

I can find single magnets,  but if I got two, and they were the same pole, they would repel... Unless I'm missing something? 

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Isn't it just one magnet and one piece of metal you need?

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Same problem as with velcro I think -if you want to open the visor you will be pulling on the lining . Who is Khan? 

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Khan.. 7 day parts Birmingham 0121 3591295 he,s the chap who found me a good one.

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Ordered some opposite pole magnetic tapes to see how it goes - the headlining seems pretty firm, rather than cloth on plastic, so fingers crossed.

I've tried calling 7 day parts a few times, but it rings and rings. I've been in plenty of parts shops where, if they are busy with physical customers, they ignore a ringing phone.... I cant seem to find an email address??

 

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I had the same problem with the passenger side sun visor on my Rav and my local Toyota dealer supplied and fitted one for £45.

Don't why they are asking for £175 sounds like a rip off to me. 

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1 hour ago, Doosan said:

I had the same problem with the passenger side sun visor on my Rav and my local Toyota dealer supplied and fitted one for £45.

Don't why they are asking for £175 sounds like a rip off to me. 

Which dealer?

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I think that part is for the mark 3 -hough why the mark 2 price should be so much more expensive...

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