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Sagging sun visor

2006 Impala. The driver's side sun visor will not stay all the way up in the storage position, it sags down about 2" or so. The passenger side has a distinct detent that holds it up and I'm sure the driver's side had that too.

Any idea what is going on or what the fix is?

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Probably just worn out, might find a newer one on ebay or at a salvage yard.
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The car has 60,000kms on it. Apparently most of that must have been on the viser.
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The car has 60,000kms on it. Apparently most of that must have been on the viser.
That's funny

There are some folks who will constantly be adjusting things. Or, they have a quirk such that when they adjust it, they always impart some awkward additional force that over-stresses it resulting in accelerated wear.

Maybe the previous owner could never get it adjusted "just right" so was constantly fiddling with it.

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^+1 on a pick-'n-pull (self service) salvage yard.
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Driver side sagging and the passenger not doing the same would seem to me that the visor was probably used often. Also possible the user may have been rough on the visor, jerked on it or no telling what. Really unless you own the car from new you just don't know, and even then you could have a wife or daughter that used the car visor to put on her makeup regularly.
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Well, we did buy it from a little old lady.

Oddly, it will stay in any position EXCEPT fully raised against the roof. It will happily stay fully raised against the windshield.

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Well, we did buy it from a little old lady.

Oddly, it will stay in any position EXCEPT fully raised against the roof. It will happily stay fully raised against the windshield.
I have torn into maybe 1 visor in my life. Looking at them, there's almost no way to take them apart without breaking something. So, from that perspective, my inclination is to get a replacement.

I like Sheila and 12_lt's idea best, going to the salvage yard and getting a used one. Take yours out of your car first, so you know what tools are needed, and take it with you to be sure the replacement matches. I think there are ~3 Philips screws holding it in.

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My 06 had the same problem. Trip to salvage yard, bought the pair to match the interior and 8 years later still good. Not much effort either.
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Quick look on ebay found a LOAD of options. Here is the first one https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sun-Visor-C...UILs:rk:1:pf:0 Not too terribly high, might find cheaper yet if you look more.

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