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Visor repair 2014 Model S

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by rogerbohl, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. rogerbohl

    rogerbohl Member

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    My wife broke the hinge on the visor mirror cover, but if I could remove the cover I could probably repair it. Does anybody know how to remove the visor from the body and how to remove the mirror cover from the visor?
     
  2. morrisdl

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    must be the cold weather. ours fell off today too.
     
  3. rogerbohl

    rogerbohl Member

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    Tesla replaced the visor "under warranty."

    I saw how to remove it: The U-shaped trim piece pops up. Use a plastic prybar tool at each side of the "U." Then the visor is secured with a single Torq screw. (It has a "lip" to hold the other side. (Not your traditional 2-screw mount!)

    But even with the visor removed, I could not manipulate the residual part so as to fit it to the mirror cover and glue it. The design appears to be faulty: too much stress on a tiny area + normal plastic deterioration with age = faulty design.

    I had a BMW many of whose plastic parts deteriorated with age, even where not(!) exposed to UV!

    I had a chemist friend who worked for Bell Labs, "back in the day," and it was a major challenge to formulate plastic parts to withstand stress and age. ABS was found to be much "tougher" and more durable than PVC. (Remember the old "500" telephone?)
     

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