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Old 04-07-2007, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sunvisor droops

I have a 2003 Highlander. The sunvisor on the driver's side tends to droop. How do i tighten this up?

Where is the access point?

Does the cover "pop" off?

Anybody else have this happen?
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My 2003 does this as well (driver's side). I haven't looked into fixing it yet. I'll take a look at mine and see if I can figure out anything. I'll let you know.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My old Camry did that also, I use velcro and that did the job.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My driver side visor just started doing the same thing (02 HL). I just got back from the dealership and they said they cost $650 for a new one! I'm going to take a peak at it this weekend to see if it's possible to tighten up or fix.

Has anyone else tried anything else?
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My driver side visor just started doing the same thing (02 HL). I just got back from the dealership and they said they cost $650 for a new one! I'm going to take a peak at it this weekend to see if it's possible to tighten up or fix.

Has anyone else tried anything else?
$650?!? Holy sh*t!! I'm liking the velcro idea better.
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, $650, I about dropped to the floor when he told me that, what a rip-off.
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Velcro $6.50 for a pack of 10pcs. Should be enough to last you a long time.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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droopy

You might want to try this - Keep stuffing toothpics into the gap where the metal rod goes into the visor. In other vehicles, this has helped a lot. Keep stuffing toothpics in until they no longer fit, or the visor is snug. Break off any toothpics that stick out and are visible.
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Toothpicks is also a good idea......Box of toothpicks = 0.65 cents

So here:

New Visor = $650
Velcro 10pcs = $6.50
Box of toothpicks = $0.65
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It's like a Geico commercial..."I just saved $649.35 on my Toyota sunvisor...".
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I tried some plastic ties last night with no luck, I'll have try again and stuff more in there. I did get extended warranty coverage and paid for the "Platinum" coverage, but of course upholstry is not covered.
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I have a 2001 with 103,000 miles and all Ihave done is change the tires and oil and filters etc.

Now I have a droopy visor, that stays up ,but when I move it into position it wont stay against the window at an angle but returns to the vertical position ,so I cant cant see under it. Like a reverse droop?

I am thinking to add velco to the window as it has the $650 homelink in it, does anyone have any other ideas , can you buy clear velcro ??

How does the tooth pick fix work?
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I did this to fix my Sunvisor droop, it's not pretty but it works
How often does someone really take the time too look at your Sunvisor attachments?

I use 1 zip tie, small sillicone tube, and Racket tape, the one used to protect the top of the Tennis racket with. i used Electrical but after a while it shreads. this stuff is pretty durable, it has like a textured coating.


The alternative to the toothpick method. I couldn't get it to work.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I just brought my '07 in for service today and asked them to changed the visor. They checked it and said that it's normal. They said they would not get paid for it if they send it back and the factory finds nothing wrong. Last summer, it seemed to be worse in the warm weather so I told them if it gets worse again as the weather warms up, I want something done. They agreed. I've never had a car that the visor doesn't stay put when you put the visor against the winshield. It droops down just enough to hinder my view. Really bad design and I doubt the the factory will do anything about it now that the new Highlander is out. They had 7 years to deal with it and they didn't.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:27 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I have the droop problem where the visor droops away from the glass, sometimes as bad as hanging straight down so I can't see the road. And I never hang anything on the visor the visor.

I am just about to return to the dealer for my 3rd driver-side visor replacement under factory warranty. I now have only 6K miles and 6 months left on the warranty, and I have no confidence the 4th visor will last more than a year, so this will soon become an expensive recurring problem for me.

If I've had 3 bad visors, I'd think just about every Highlander owner would have this problem, but that's not the case.

Passenger side is ok, but it's very rarely used. It feels a bit weak too.

How can Toyota blow it on such a simple thing? I've had cars for 180K miles including some of the crummy junk from the 70's and NEVER had this problem.
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