Tttait
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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:04 pm

there may be another option - see this thread :

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6177

It shows pics of how to tap 12V off the rear view mirror. you could pop off the cover here and tap int the 12V as well, just run the new wires up into the headliner and fish them over to the visor locations.

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timeToy
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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:42 am

Tttait wrote: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.

Thanks a lot I will be very careful while taking it down and take a few pictures for other members.

Now if GM Parts could deliver my mirrors before the week end that will be nice! UPS SurePost is so slow!

Tttait wrote:there may be another option - see this thread :

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6177

It shows pics of how to tap 12V off the rear view mirror. you could pop off the cover here and tap int the 12V as well, just run the new wires up into the headliner and fish them over to the visor locations.

I already tap into the mirror power for my dashcam: http://www.chevybolt.org/forum/26-elect ... post134153
That's why I want to tap into a different circuit for the visors' vanity lamps
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timeToy
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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:39 pm

I have retrofitted my telescopic sun visor with working vanity lights:
http://www.chevybolt.org/forum/11-exter ... post141882

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Here are the pictures for the overhead console:
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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:52 pm

Wow, that looks great.

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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:35 pm

The fitment looks as if it was designed for this use. I wonder if that really was the case but cut costs in order to hit the price-point.
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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:47 am

scbolt wrote:
Tttait wrote:I did not order the parts myself, but the part number for one is shown in my photos. It comes up as a 2016 part (2017 parts don't show up yet on many websites). Based on that I believe the Part numbers are as follows:

Sun Visor - Drivers Side
Left. w/vanity lamp grey; w/vanity lamp, grey.
23223684

Sun Visor - Passenger Side
Right. w/vanity lamp grey; w/vanity lamp, grey.
23223686

Sun Visor Cover.
Left; Right. grey.
23438713 (2 Required)

A quick search shows the total for all 4 parts cost $154.12 plus shipping from GMPartsDirect.com


Has anyone​ here ordered from GMPartsDirect using these part numbers? Just trying to get a confirmation that these are indeed color matched with the Bolt.


Ordered these from GMPartsDirect.com last week, got them and finished the installation yesterday. Everything worked great! Thanks again for the great instructions!

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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:34 am

Thanks OP for the genius idea.

One of my complains on my long list of complains (standing from a $43k Premier edition car) is how cheap the sun visors are, not only visually but the feel and texture remind me of 1999 Daewoo Lanos.

90 bucks for a set from a 2015 Volt from Ebay, 30 minutes installation time and now I can once again enjoy my long commute on the North / South 605 FWY

:D :D :D :D

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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:16 am

gbobman wrote:The fitment looks as if it was designed for this use. I wonder if that really was the case but cut costs in order to hit the price-point.


Simpler than that really I think. GM appears to have a standard specification for sunvisors worldwide, with just minor variations:
Vinyl or cloth
Telescopic or not, determines 3 hole mount or 2
Color
Lighted mirror or not
Escutcheon cover or not

Most dimensions are universal across GM.

Some program manager looks up the options and picks one from the list. Either there is a single worldwide supplier, or multiple sources all building to the same specification.

Honestly somebody just cheaped out at GM. They thought they could save $8 a car and we'd never notice. That's why the oem vinyl visors are a poor color match (IMO) to the Bolt headliner, somebody checked the light grey box on two lists and said "close enough". (Dear Mary Barra, don't give this guy his quarterly bonus please, we noticed.)

Now if someone can find a late model GM car with the telescoping sun visors, grey cloth cover AND Homelink, I'd be really stoked. Anybody got a recent Corvette or Escalade with homelink in the visor?

Tom

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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:21 pm

I just looked up the visors in the GM parts site and found Volt R&L visors without lights, which cost less- so I am going to call the parts dept and see if they know if they telescope. Same covers.

Sun-visor, right, w/o vanity lamp
Part Number: 23223682

Sun-visor, left, w/o vanity lamp
Part Number: 23223680

Sun-Visor Cover
Part Number: 23438713

Source: https://www.generalmotorspartsonline.co ... php?p=cart

Final cost shipped to me in Vermont- just under $147.00

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Re: How To: Install upgraded telescopic sun visors

Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:19 pm

The 2018 Bolt is said to have telescoping sun visors, which will very likely be a bolt-on fit.

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