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Old 04-28-09, 06:35 PM   #31
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The only viable repair (although not tested) will be the plastic jug edge.

Purchasing a salvaged one is the other viable choice.

Trade in depends upon which dealership you go to. If you go to Lexus, for an older model if the milage is near 90k, most probably they will give you whole-sale value and even will not put it in their lot. If the milage is less, then they will get into working or less than perfect.

Spend your money wisely as you may not get all of it back.

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Old 04-29-09, 08:52 AM   #32
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Good luck getting bluebook wholesale on a 99 RX300 right now. That's about $6000-$8000. Dealers will probably offer you less than 1/2 that in the current automotive economic climate.

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Old 05-17-09, 02:05 PM   #33
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Use Velcro. The same color as your interior. Here's the "hot tip". Use the sew on Velcro and fabric-upholstery glue. The "As Seen on TV, Mend It" works very well. Be extremely careful. Once it stuck, its stuck!! In 2 hours its dry. In 24 hours its forever.
Also use the best Velcro that you can find. No discount store stuff. Only professional grade. You want this to last for many years.
I hope this helps. Work carefully
note: loop side on visor-hook side on headliner.
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Old 05-18-09, 10:07 PM   #34
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My attempt to the fix:

1). Apply supper glue to both end of the thing so it will not free spin any more(let it dry overnight).
2). put tape on it to make it bigger and harder to drop.

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Old 05-19-09, 11:43 AM   #35
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So did it work?
Superglue?

Cause I'm fed up with that damn visor, funny mine holds when against the windshield but not against the headliner
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Old 05-19-09, 01:59 PM   #36
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It has been a day after I put the super glue and tape on and It is still working.
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Old 08-07-09, 04:22 PM   #37
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Mine aren't quite that bad yet, but I can't imagine the day I need to use that solution for visors on a Lexus, . . ... nice solution to an unfortunate problem.
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Old 09-06-09, 04:08 PM   #38
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the Driver's side visor is sagging on my 99. It's annoying as hell!
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Old 11-25-09, 08:30 PM   #39
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First post but has anyone tried this method to fix the problem?

http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums...t=#entry360336

Found it earlier tonight and haven't seen any mention of it in the threads I've found here so wanted to offer it as an option. I'm waiting to become registered so I can see the picture someone posted of where to crimp the visor.

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Old 07-09-11, 11:03 PM   #40
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Default pic of where to re-crimp / tighten visor

This is the picture showing exactly where to (re)crimp the sun visor to tighten it up and have it stay in position. the orig poster from lexus-owners-club forum described process in more details ...
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Thanks much for posting that, it looks from there that one could just crimp that aluminum area from the outside with a cloth over the area, without opening it up as you did?
thks again for that!
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Old 09-07-11, 01:31 PM   #42
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Rare earth super magnet. Problem solved. Mining and prospecting store, about 30 bucks, don't get 2 near each other, never get them apart. Avoid computer or magnetic sensitive items.
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And, pray tell.... what do you do with said magnet?
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Old 09-12-11, 09:39 AM   #44
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What a temptation to make a joke about metal plates in head, LOL. Seriously, don't want to offend... Just stick one on the back side of the visor. The uphostery in the head liner is a bit thick, but a super magnet has enough power to hold the visor to the roof. May have to move it around a bit to find the most effective position. No cutting, no dirt marks. The store should let you try it out before buying. Mine works great, and I have others for like when I want to stick a temporary sign to my car door.
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Clips, and where do you get them, the dealer?
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