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How To: Removal of airbag stickers on sunvisors


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How To: Removal of airbag stickers on sunvisors


In our modern litigious world, manufacturers have learned that they must advise the users of their product of everything that might hurt them by using the product no matter how stupid it is, so when the users do hurt themselves, blame the manufacturer, and demand compensation, the manufacturer can say they warned them. Thus everything these days from cars to coffee cups have warning stickers of some sort on them. So it is with airbags, and every car owner in the US is blessed with stickers on th

 

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i got something called denaturated alcohol - would it work or is it too strong? thx...

Go over to your drug store and get a bottle of Isopropyl alcohol. It is under a $1. Denatured alcohol will work, but it will tend to discolor the vinyl that covers the sunvisor.

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I must have the only car where the original owner ordered optional leather sunvisors instead of vinyl. What do you think I can use to remove the warning label without damaging the leather? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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The 91% isopropyl trick works perfect!!! BUT, I wouldn't EVER use Goof-off on the plastic mirror lid. It WILL dissolve the plastic along with the adhesive. I used it because Izzy above said it works and I already had it and ruined one mirror back. The 3M adhsive remover does not damage the same plastic. FWIW, do not use EITHER cleaner to remove any adhesive left on the soft cushiony vinyl of the dash or doors!!!!.. Both remove the matte top coat and reveal the shiny vinyl underneath..thank goodness I tried it on and inconspicuoous place first!!!!

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If U concerned about getting your leather damaged, U can always use those air bag labe lcover.

No alchohol rubbing is needed,just peel the sticker & apply

I must have the only car where the original owner ordered optional leather sunvisors instead of vinyl. What do you think I can use to remove the warning label without damaging the leather? Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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I have a 986 Boxster and the visors do not swivel plus they are lighted. My understanding is in order to remove them I would have to cut the wiring. Does anyone know if this is true?

I want to get rid of those warning labels real bad.

Probably not. take a look at the clips that hold the visor in. When they are removed, there is an electrical connector behind them that just unplugs. What year is your Boxster?

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I have a 986 Boxster and the visors do not swivel plus they are lighted. My understanding is in order to remove them I would have to cut the wiring. Does anyone know if this is true?

I want to get rid of those warning labels real bad.

No, you remove two torx bolts on one side and one torx screw on the other (use your fingernail or small screwdriver to lift the plastic cover). Then simply pull the whole visor off. --Brian

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Thanks for the great DIY project..I hate those **** stickers, and was planning on covering them until I read you post. My visors on my MY00 Boxster required the following to remove: 2 bolts, and 1 screw

Bolts were removed withT30H, screw removed with T20H...very simply done after "fliping" plastic tab to revel concealed bolt; side closest to rearview mirror. See attached photo. Thanks again for the steps on this project. NVYMED

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Thanks for the great article. On my MY00 Boxster it requires the removal of three bolts for each visor. T30, and T20. there is a little tab that flips open, to reveal the concealed bolt. No electrical wires to disconnect. see attached photos. Thanks again for the great article. NVTMED

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I have a 986 Boxster and the visors do not swivel plus they are lighted. My understanding is in order to remove them I would have to cut the wiring. Does anyone know if this is true?

I want to get rid of those warning labels real bad.

Probably not. take a look at the clips that hold the visor in. When they are removed, there is an electrical connector behind them that just unplugs. What year is your Boxster?

It is a 2001, I will check it out.

Thanks.

Ooops - I should of read all previous posts.

Sounds good thanks to all.

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