flamaest
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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:10 am

Tttait wrote:
flamaest wrote:Right, that's just one example. Lots to choose from.

Would be great if anyone has the ability of doing a little bit of measuring between the two. I know I'm asking a lot since most folks don't have a gen 1 and Gen 2 volt at their disposal.


2013 Volt sunvisors (subtle beige) are identical to 2017 volt Sunvisors (grey). Both are dimensionally identical to the Bolt stock visor in dimensions. There are additional pieces of plastic on the base of the Volt mounting plate that must be cut away per the first post.

What dimensions would you need?


Perfect, these older volt sun visors are dirt cheap on eBay.

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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:31 am

It would appear that all of these vehicles share the same telescoping sun visors.

2007 2008 2009 Saturn Aura

2011 2012 2013 2014 Chevrolet Volt

As you start digging around, the Saturn Aura sun visors come in at the lowest price because it's an old vehicle.

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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:34 pm

flamaest wrote:It would appear that all of these vehicles share the same telescoping sun visors.

2007 2008 2009 Saturn Aura

2011 2012 2013 2014 Chevrolet Volt

As you start digging around, the Saturn Aura sun visors come in at the lowest price because it's an old vehicle.


This is great info! If anyone finds any of these compatible visors being sold new on eBay (or elsewhere), could you please post a link? Would prefer buying them new if possible.

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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:35 pm

There are probably a lot of them that could be made to fit, GM seems to use one supplier for many of their products. I had a rental Opel in France a month or so ago and its visors appeared to be able to modify, but I didn't take them out to be positive.

I was happy with the fit on the 2013 Volt Visors I first started with, but the color was off. I tried dying them, one turned out good and the second one came out way too dark. On top of that the dyd easily scraped off the plastic parts, so they didn't look great even when dyed.

The trick is finding one that's the right color...

Even the 2013 units might be described as "grey", but its more of a warm or beige grey. The 2017 Volt units are actually a better match than the OEM bolt units.

You can try your local pick a part yard...

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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:30 pm

Search for this on Ebay, lots of good stock for 30 bucks each:

"Saturn Aura Driver Sunvisor"

Make the guy and offer for less since you might get two.... L+R.

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How to remove the overhead console?

Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:28 am

I'm preparing the install the telescopic sun visors from the Volt and they come with vanity lights, I'd like to get them to work too, so I was planning on taping power from the overhead console. Unfortunately I do not know how to remove it. On the Volt it is held in place with [url="http://www.cubbycam.com/projects/2016/01/15/homelink-install-on-2016-gen-2-chevy-volt/"]4 metal clips and it just pulls out[/url], but that do not seems to be the case for the Bolt.

Anyone know how to remove the overhead console?
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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:50 am

Plastic clips, if you just pull it down, most won't break, but a few might. Take your time.

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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:20 pm

I try to pull it out, I can see some clips, I disengage them, but the console doesn't get freed, it seems like something is still holding it?

Someone has a picture of the console once removed? Are you sure there are not some screws behind the light? (like on Hondas for example)
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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:33 pm

Would be great if someone on these forums got a copy of the Bolt Service Manuals.

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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:51 pm

timeToy wrote:I try to pull it out, I can see some clips, I disengage them, but the console doesn't get freed, it seems like something is still holding it?

Someone has a picture of the console once removed? Are you sure there are not some screws behind the light? (like on Hondas for example)


I pulled mine down as instructed by the dealer, and a couple of the clips broke a little. if I took my time perhaps they would not have. There does not appear to be a secondary attachment however. I did not think to take photos while it was down, I pushed it back in place and it went back ok, but I'm not going to try it again till I need to just in case something else breaks the next time.

Caveat Repairor.

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