1996 Lexus ES 300 Long Term Road Test

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1996 Lexus ES 300: Droopy Visors No More

August 29, 2012

1996 Lexus ES 300

The driver's side sun visor in the ES was flopping down right into my vision. It didn't actually block my view of the road but it was irritating. And then when we tried putting down the passenger side visor, it broke and just hung there. Examining we saw it had snapped some time ago and someone tried to glue it.

Time to look on eBay for replacement visors. Sure enough, $29.95 bought us a pair of visors plus the little padded sun blocker thing above the rearview mirror. (Hey, I actually used it once!)

It was pretty easy to put in the new visors. Since there is a light in the vanity mirror we first needed to plug in the power wire. After the two screws were run home, a thin plastic plate snapped into place over the mounting bracket. We had to cannibalize the old visors for working light bulbs, but now everything is working perfectly. And here's the best part of the repair -- the visors stay in place either all the way up, or all the way down, or anywhere in between.

Below is the original photo from the eBay ad. What a great resource for car parts.

1996 Lexus ES 300

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