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Want to remove sun visors to have repair..........problem?

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They have power to both...
Want to remove sun visors to have repair..........problem? They have power to both of them, how do I disconnect the power lines?
JA: What is the model/year of your Buick?
Customer: 2004 Buick LaSarbe
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I took the visors off but power cords still connected. Taking the visors to be...............I don't know what you call it, I had a new headliner installed and they didn't do the visors.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Buick
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Buick Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 year ago
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HI,

The harness connector that you need to disconnect for the sunvisors are behind the headliner which requires lowering the headliner some in order to disconnect them.

If you plan to lower the headliner yourself, I can upload directions but I need to know if yours has a sunroof or not

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No sun roof. where do I pull the headliner down at?
Buick Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 year ago

HI,

You will be pulling the front portion down. In order to do this, you will need to remove the assist handles, the windshield pillar trim pieces, the overhead console/overhead light assembly if equipped, the center pillar trim pieces that are between the front and read doors, the front door opening mouldings/weatherstripping.

At that point you will be able to pull it down enough to disconnect the harness connectors. But you have to be careful when you pull it down in the front as you can pull to hard and put a crease in it. And depending upon what the company used to adhere the headliner when they installed it, it may not pull down easily

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Well, basically you're telling me it's a whole lot of work for very little return.............I believe I will forget it or pay the guys that did the headliner to do this, I wonder why the heck they didn't do it to begin with? It's just that I bought this 2004 Buick LaSabre, it is factory clean and only has 33,000 miles on it............$ 5,000.00. I could not pass it up.
Buick Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 year ago

HI,

Yes, it is alot of work just to get to the connectors. Not sure why GM went with this design as most either have the connector at the sunvisor or behind the windshield pillar trim piece.

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