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How to Disconnect a Lighted Mirror Sun Visor

by Kenneth Crawford

Many automobile manufacturers are installing lighted mirror sun visors in place of the standard ones. This type of visor offers an automatic light when you flip open the mirror on the back. When the sun visor becomes faulty or you want to replace it with an after-market model, you need to remove it. Disconnecting a lighted mirror sun visor is similar to removing a standard sun visor except for the wiring, which is hidden behind the unit's arm mount.

Unhook the sun visor from the latch above the windshield. Grab the sun visor from the top and pull down to unlatch it from the hook.

Examine the sun visor mount where the arm connects to the vehicle. Some sun visors have a plastic cover that you pop off with a small flat-head screwdriver to reveal the two screws securing the mount to the vehicle. Once you pop the cover, remove the two to three screws securing the sun visor mount to the vehicle with a Phillips-head screwdriver.

Insert a small flat-head screwdriver into the small notch if your mount has a metal washer instead of screws. Press inward with the screwdriver while rotating the entire sun visor toward the side window. You will feel the mount unlock from the vehicle.

Pull the sun visor down enough that you can access the wire connector. Press the plastic tabs on the side of the connector with one hand and pull the wire connector apart. This disconnects the lighted sun visor completely from the vehicle.

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About the Author

Kenneth Crawford is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. His work has appeared in both print and online publications, including "The American Chronicle." Crawford holds an associate degree in business administration from Commonwealth College.

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