- Do It Yourself Auto Repair
Loose Sun Visor Fix Quick & Easy
Clip Fix Prototype
The Ultimate Sun Visor Fix
Before this fix, I just found it dreadful to have to drive my car, and having my sun visor drop every time I ran over even the slightest of potholes. So after a while, I just let it hang and kind of got used to it. You know, just put the seat forward and duck a little as to be able to see through a now limited space, my two hands on the steering wheel, keeping my distance at the traffic light so that I can see it change, etc. Then at night time..., well lets just say that I might have gotten myself lost the few times, (because I couldn't see the whole sign or I couldn't read the whole thing fast enough), so then I had to start driving a little slower.
I tried searching online for some way to solve my problem, but I couldn't find anything that didn't involve having to take the sun visor apart, or that didn't involve having to use tape, glue or velcro. I came across a fix that required you to put a screw through the sun visor and the ceiling of the car itself, but I really didn't want to damage my car's interior; plus this last fix was sort of "permanent", and I still needed to use my sun visor on sunny mornings. There just had to be a better solution right! Fortunately, I've always been kind of inventive, my co-workers sometimes are surprised at how I can fix stuff with the simplest things. So I took it upon myself to come up with something simple and practical.
Here it is, and here is all you'll need:
1. A wire hanger
2. A pair of plyers, (ones that can cut metal if possible)
Step 1. Separate the wire hanger and get rid of the curly ends by either cutting them or by bending the wire back and forth enough times that it just breaks off, (careful not burn yourself if you are bending the wire, it does get rather warm; also be careful not to poke you eye).
Step 2. Now straighten out the wire evenly, and fold it at the middle leaving a 1" gap between the two parts,(as shown). Now you should have a very long and skinny U.
Step 3. Bend both ends of the wire down leaving approximately a half inch gap,(as illustrated). Basically, what we're making is a long clip.
Step 4. Give the ends of the wire a little bend to the sides so that they don't poke or tear. Voila! There you have it. Wasn't that easy?
Step 5. Now place it on the visor as shown. Notice how the clip extends from the visor, where it applies force to the edge of the ceiling, therefor preventing it from falling. Basic Physics!
Step 6. When the time comes to use your sun visor, just take the clip out, or clip it to the side as shown.
So there you go! Go ahead and place your Bluetooth Hands Free device on your new reinforced sun visor, I guarantee it won't fall. Back to driving normally once again!
Currently I'm working on giving it a name and patenting a better design, made out of plastic, that may include a mirror, or can even be adapted to your Bluetooth Hands Free device. For now, this simple fix should be very helpful.