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[[File:B69018000020.041110.png|thumb|none|Sun visor related parts in [[EPC]].]]
 
[[File:B69018000020.041110.png|thumb|none|Sun visor related parts in [[EPC]].]]
 
== Fixing sagging sun visor ==
 
 
Problem: sunvisor has lost the "detent" notch when returning it from the down position back up to the raised position. As the visor is pushed towards the car ceiling/roof, it goes all the way up, but then it slightly flops down about 1/2 to 3/4" away from the normal position.
 
 
Fix: Somehow, presumably with wear, the position or clocking of the detent moves from the original position. Only by a couple of degrees. Remove the visor, put a couple of washers under the mounting point farthest from the windshield. This puts a slight angle on the mounting point and allows the detent to catch (see video below).
 
 
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|{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp5Av5ayrog|320|left|Removing and fixing sagging sun visor.|frame}}
 
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== Flip-up cover ==
 
== Flip-up cover ==
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=== Chinese clone ===
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On Aliexpress it is possible to purchase a Chinese version for ~15 USD.
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The product is of good quality, the only difference is that it is fully plastic (there is no soft fabric layer).
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It might also happen that the leg that pulls microswitch (to light up the vanity light) has to be extended to reach the microswitch.
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|[[File:W220_sun_visor_flip-up_cover_chinese_clone.jpg|thumb|none|Original vs Chinese version]]
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|[[File:W220_sun_visor_flip-up_cover_chinese_clone_extending_leg.jpg|thumb|none|Leg extended to reach microswitch]]
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|{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlyKdCcq8ZQ|320|left|Sun visor flip-up cover (Chinese clone)|frame}}
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=== Microswitch ===
  
 
Though the sun visor hinge the ground connection for the [[LED_upgrade#Vanity_Mirror_Light|vanity mirror light]] is provided.
 
Though the sun visor hinge the ground connection for the [[LED_upgrade#Vanity_Mirror_Light|vanity mirror light]] is provided.
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|[[File:W220_sun_visor_mirror_microswitch.jpg|thumb|none|Sun visor mirror microswitch.]]
 
|[[File:W220_sun_visor_mirror_microswitch.jpg|thumb|none|Sun visor mirror microswitch.]]
 
|[[File:W220_A2118700510_sun_visor_mirror_microswitch.jpg|thumb|none|Microswitch (A2118700510) removed.]]
 
|[[File:W220_A2118700510_sun_visor_mirror_microswitch.jpg|thumb|none|Microswitch (A2118700510) removed.]]
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== Fixing sagging sun visor ==
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Problem: sunvisor has lost the "detent" notch when returning it from the down position back up to the raised position. As the visor is pushed towards the car ceiling/roof, it goes all the way up, but then it slightly flops down about 1/2 to 3/4" away from the normal position.
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Fix: Somehow, presumably with wear, the position or clocking of the detent moves from the original position. Only by a couple of degrees. Remove the visor, put a couple of washers under the mounting point farthest from the windshield. This puts a slight angle on the mounting point and allows the detent to catch (see video below).
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|{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp5Av5ayrog|320|left|Removing and fixing sagging sun visor.|frame}}
 
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Latest revision as of 01:58, 16 May 2021

Sun visor related parts in EPC.

Flip-up cover

The flip-up cover with plastic frame that clips over the visor mirror(s) is held in by 5 tabs. Especially in sunny area with age the plastic gets brittle and breaks. The part numbers are below. The price for the cover is ~45 EUR. The mirror is a separate part. Make sure to add the 4 digit color code to the part number (7G16 for alpaca gray color).

Part No. Notes
A2208104117 left side, To Date: 22/11/2004
A2208104517 left side, From Date: 22/11/2004
A2208104317 left side, To Date: 22/11/2004, option 540A/570A/580A
A2208104717 left side, From Date: 22/11/2004, option 540A/570A/580A
A2208104217 right side, To Date: 22/11/2004
A2208104617 right side, From Date: 22/11/2004
A2208104417 right side, To Date: 22/11/2004, option 540A/570A/580A
A2208104817 right side, From Date: 22/11/2004, option 540A/570A/580A
Flip-up cover A2208104217 7G16 (right side).
W220 A2208104217 sun visor flip-up cover closed back.jpg
W220 A2208104217 sun visor flip-up cover closed front.jpg
W220 A2208104217 sun visor flip-up cover opened.jpg
W220 A2208104217 sun visor flip-up cover opened2.jpg

Chinese clone

On Aliexpress it is possible to purchase a Chinese version for ~15 USD. The product is of good quality, the only difference is that it is fully plastic (there is no soft fabric layer).

It might also happen that the leg that pulls microswitch (to light up the vanity light) has to be extended to reach the microswitch.

Original vs Chinese version
Leg extended to reach microswitch
Sun visor flip-up cover (Chinese clone)

Microswitch

Though the sun visor hinge the ground connection for the vanity mirror light is provided.

Sun visor's hinge.
Sun visor's hinge contacts connected.

The ground is connected when the flip-up cover lid is open and thereby the microswitch (part no. A2118700510) gets pressed.

Sun visor with flip-up cover removed.
Sun visor mirror microswitch.
Microswitch (A2118700510) removed.

Fixing sagging sun visor

Problem: sunvisor has lost the "detent" notch when returning it from the down position back up to the raised position. As the visor is pushed towards the car ceiling/roof, it goes all the way up, but then it slightly flops down about 1/2 to 3/4" away from the normal position.

Fix: Somehow, presumably with wear, the position or clocking of the detent moves from the original position. Only by a couple of degrees. Remove the visor, put a couple of washers under the mounting point farthest from the windshield. This puts a slight angle on the mounting point and allows the detent to catch (see video below).

Removing and fixing sagging sun visor.