The final cut of TMC Podcast #29 is available now with topics time-stamped. We discussed the Tesla Cybertruck's expected 1 MW Ultra-Fast Charging capability, the Tesla Semi Delivery Event, the coming Model 3 refresh (project "Highland"), and more. You can watch it now on YouTube.
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?
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?)