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RayL81

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Does anyone out there no how to tighten the sun visor so that it will stay in the up position. Mine on the drivers side continues to creep down while I'm driving. I own a 81.

thanks for your help.
 
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vettedebbie

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Ray,
I had the same problem and just ended up ordering the repair kit from Mid America it includes the bushings, support elbow, and the retainer and tension spring. It fixed the problem and was easy to install. The kit cost me $24.99 but they also sell each individual piece. It is probably just either the bushing or tension spring that is worn out. Hope this helps...
Debbie
 
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RayL81

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Thanks Deb,

Thats kinda what I figured that I would need the kit. Oh well at least you say that will fix the problem thats good news.

Thanks again. Hey I just noticed you're from Denver. I'm in Lakewood and Greekman is in Parker. Maybe we can all go for a cruise sometime. Stay in touch..........Ray
 
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lytemup

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my 81 does the same thing, I just took it apart last week and the little white bushing is cracked. Guy I bought the car from said he had replaced it once already, talk about poor design!
 

82dukman

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Joined
May 11, 2002
Messages
69
Location
Easton, PA USA
Corvette
1982 Collectors Edition
Yep, mine did it and I second the repair kit. Will take only a few minutes. Be eqst with the elbow, it is white metal and will break if you force any pressure on it.
 

Barry08

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Joined
Nov 16, 2001
Messages
89
Location
Portage La Prairie,Manitoba Ca
Corvette
1981 Victory Red
Sunvisor

Ray,
I ordered the bushing for mine too and it made no difference!
What I did is inserted a small piece of sandpaper inside the plastic bushing and carefully pushed everything into place.
Visor stays up. Just be careful and patient re-installing it!

Barry
 
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RayL81

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Thanks everyone for your inout, Sounds like the kit is the way to go.
 

8T8T2

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Joined
Aug 29, 2002
Messages
35
Location
Golden, Colo., USA
Corvette
80 L-82 Silver / 82 Crossfire White-Silver
Ray,
Had same problem with mine even after install of new bushings. Get a roll of white teflon tape thats used for pipe threads. You can get this at any hardware store. After installing bushing on visor, wrap several layers around the bushing itself before installing into holder. If its not enough remove and add more. Visor stays in and holds any poistion. Worked great for me.
 

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