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EXTENDABLE DRIVER SIDE SUN VISOR?

D2R

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Thanks to a forum member for the following info: 2011-17 Buick Regal extendable sunshades in 3 trim colors available from Amazon. I ordered both sides $50 each, had my local auto upholstery install for $125, they made the visor light adjustments, installation came out great. Part #'s for titanium 22800051 RH, 22800048 LH.
When you say upholstery install, do you mean some place like a body shop?
 

jgams

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Finally got my new sun visors from GM Parts Direct. For a Shale colored interior I got the part numbers from a 2019 Envision. Went in pretty easily and look good. The new ones have a fabric cover instead of molded plastic - also a little nicer. I took the led bulbs from the old ones - the new ones have regular bulbs. NO MORE SUN BLIND GOING TO WORK!!:):cool:


84173704Sunshade$129.87
84173524Sun-Visor$97.32
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D2R

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Finally got my new sun visors from GM Parts Direct. For a Shale colored interior I got the part numbers from a 2019 Envision. Went in pretty easily and look good. The new ones have a fabric cover instead of molded plastic - also a little nicer. I took the led bulbs from the old ones - the new ones have regular bulbs. NO MORE SUN BLIND GOING TO WORK!!:):cool:


84173704Sunshade$129.87
84173524Sun-Visor$97.32
Would be great if there are some pictures that can be shared with the rest of us. :)
I also have the shale interior and still on the fence whether to bite the bullet or not.:unsure:
(Also found the previous gen Regal sun visors on eBay for 50 bucks a pop.)
 

stevie123

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These are off of previous gen Regal (black/grey interior). They are identical to the ones I pulled off except that they are extendable. I also changed over the LED lights from the pull-offs.
How much work was the install? They're pretty cheap off ebay... Is it just some screws, or are there wire spicing/fabric cutting or special tools involved?
 

GermyShoe

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How much work was the install? They're pretty cheap off ebay... Is it just some screws, or are there wire spicing/fabric cutting or special tools involved?
I had my audio/tint shop do it... but there is no splicing. The wires are the same. The problem is to get to the wires, you have to pull the a-pillar trim back... which is why I didn't do it.
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stevie123

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I had my audio/tint shop do it... but there is no splicing. The wires are the same. The problem is to get to the wires, you have to pull the a-pillar trim back... which is why I didn't do it.
Hmm, I still aren't picturing it. Sorry...

Lets say I want to use either the Envision visor or the old Regal visor, but is willing to forego the vanity mirror light, but don't want to cut any wires in my car, would I be able to do it easily but not have exposed wiring?
 

GermyShoe

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Hmm, I still aren't picturing it. Sorry...

Lets say I want to use either the Envision visor or the old Regal visor, but is willing to forego the vanity mirror light, but don't want to cut any wires in my car, would I be able to do it easily but not have exposed wiring?
I didn't look at it, but I assume that you'd have to cut the wires on the old one to get it off. Not sure if there's space to stuff the connector up there. I'd pull the cover off of the old one and see what you're working with before you pull the trigger... although I will tell you that paying someone to do it was worth every penny.
 

Anaduff

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You really don't want to cut those wires--one of them is ground & the other is a live +12V--there would be sparks.

Popping off the front pillar is easy enough, and so is folding back the door gasket to allow pulling down the headliner. A small screwdriver helps to separate the connector for the lamps in the visor. If you want to do it yourself, it's about 30 minutes per side; if you have a shop do it, the only tool you'll need is a credit card.
 

GermyShoe

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You really don't want to cut those wires--one of them is ground & the other is a live +12V--there would be sparks.

Popping off the front pillar is easy enough, and so is folding back the door gasket to allow pulling down the headliner. A small screwdriver helps to separate the connector for the lamps in the visor. If you want to do it yourself, it's about 30 minutes per side; if you have a shop do it, the only tool you'll need is a credit card.
The shop I had do it prefers cash money.
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jgams

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When I changed mine out I didn't have to pop the pillar covers off. Just pulled the wires a little and the connector came right out. Just pushed it back in out of the way for the install. Its just 3 screws and a plastic spacer holding the visor in - pretty easy but you will need a torx head screw driver.
 
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