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Old 08-17-2016, 07:50 AM
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Has anyone successfully repaired a sun visor clip?

One of the visor clips on my 91 just broke. Hate the thought of spending $40 (and that's discounted!) for that stupid piece of plastic. Is it possible to JB Weld it or something in such a way that it will hold together?
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:08 AM
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Impossible to fix, I went through the whole list of glues, epoxys and adhesives with no joy. The Chinese copies on E-Bay are actually fine. For $15 a pair on E-Bay, I replaced mine and they've held up for two years so far.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:26 AM
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Thanks for the tip....just ordered a pair.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:37 AM
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I'e experienced the same with the glues. No joy
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:47 AM
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later models use plastic for the arm that holds visor.I used carefully bent copper tubing 6 years ago.Works fine.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:31 PM
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3D print your own?

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1480687
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:04 PM
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There are some 3d printed clips on EBay, too. The problem is that they dont have the molded-in electrical connection for the vanity mirrors.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:43 PM
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There are some 3d printed clips on EBay, too. The problem is that they dont have the molded-in electrical connection for the vanity mirrors.
These contacts are sometimes flaky at best. If you really cared about vanity lighting that much, you could run a wire at the hinge side of the mirror up into the headliner. Forever be done with it.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:55 PM
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The Chinese ones came without the contacts...wonder if I can transfer them...not that I care that much.
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:01 PM
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Impossible to fix, I went through the whole list of glues, epoxys and adhesives with no joy. The Chinese copies on E-Bay are actually fine. For $15 a pair on E-Bay, I replaced mine and they've held up for two years so far.
Thanks, I ordered and recieved a pair for a W123. I did not search long for the correct color so I ended up with a ligher blue ones.

The china ones don't have the apertures for the metal conducting clips.
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:49 PM
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I have 123 sun visor clips for lighted sunvisors in palomino, dark blue, gray and burgundy. Perfect condition with screw cover tab in place. $10 pair plus $4.50 shipping. Genuine Mercedes.
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