Visors w/Vanity lights?

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Visors w/Vanity lights?

Post by LilSparkPlug » Sat May 17, 2008 5:11 pm

I've never seen these before in my life. I picked them up at the junkyard so I can re-do mine. I'm intrigued by them. They only have one wire, so I'm not sure how or what to wire them to in order to get them to work.

Anyone have them? Have seen them?

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Post by Ifixyawata » Sat May 17, 2008 5:34 pm

The wire will just go to a positive 12v source. The light comes on when the cover is slid open. The whole thing grounds itself by being screwed into the sheet metal.

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Post by jetas » Sat May 17, 2008 6:23 pm

:withstupid: Did they come off a Neon?
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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Sat May 17, 2008 6:39 pm

the light on those looks almost too big, idk i never use that mirror :D
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Post by 2k1MotorSport » Sat May 17, 2008 7:22 pm

lol i have them on my R/T they are cool
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sat May 17, 2008 9:28 pm

Yes they came off a neon. Thats pretty sweet then I'll just run a wire up through the headliner for a positive source. Thanks guys! I've never seen them in a neon before so I had to ask.

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Post by supertrick_05 » Sat May 17, 2008 9:30 pm

Glad you got that answer rather quickly :)
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Post by Swordfish2Cowboy » Sun May 18, 2008 9:55 pm

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun May 18, 2008 10:31 pm

^ Glad I'm not the only one that thought so. Ha ha I don't feel so silly now. Not that I'm a neon guru or anything but not only do they both have lights, they both have shrouds too. Most neons the driver's side has a shroud the passenger doesnt....

I'm still perplexed but will install them the way I was told and go from there :)

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Post by billm0066 » Mon May 19, 2008 1:47 am

Im picking up a set this week as well. I want to redo my visor again in suede and I can get these for $15. As the last guy said just run them to a 12v source. Im guessing the stock ones run to the harness in the back of the headliner. Im not sure where it plugs in at though. You just have to test it until you get it working the way you want.

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Post by Jenni » Mon May 19, 2008 5:05 am

I have them in my Neon. Stock...
But I have a German Chrysler Neon LX...

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Post by 2k1MotorSport » Mon May 19, 2008 6:32 am

Jenni wrote:I have a German Chrysler Neon LX...
Yeah yeah... we know that you get all the options. :slap:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon May 19, 2008 10:29 am

LilSparkPlug wrote:Not that I'm a neon guru or anything but not only do they both have lights, they both have shrouds too. Most neons the driver's side has a shroud the passenger doesnt....

I'm still perplexed but will install them the way I was told and go from there :)
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Post by Jenni » Mon May 19, 2008 2:30 pm

2k1MotorSport wrote:
Jenni wrote:I have a German Chrysler Neon LX...
Yeah yeah... we know that you get all the options. :slap:
:laughing3: I'm so sorry for that... :rofl:

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Post by dansou5 » Mon May 19, 2008 6:58 pm

My r/t has them...
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Re: Visors w/Vanity lights?

Post by NeonOn19s » Mon May 19, 2008 9:28 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:I've never seen these before in my life. I picked them up at the junkyard so I can re-do mine. I'm intrigued by them. They only have one wire, so I'm not sure how or what to wire them to in order to get them to work.

Anyone have them? Have seen them?

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yeah i have some laying in my garage that came off my car... They were on my 01 R/T....

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Re: Visors w/Vanity lights?

Post by Themaggots » Tue May 20, 2008 4:13 am

LilSparkPlug wrote:I picked them up at the junkyard so I can re-do mine. I'm intrigued by them.

Write a how-to with pictures? Pretty please? :roll:

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Tue May 20, 2008 5:06 pm

I'm done with attempting to wrap these things. It sucks. You can't get them apart to wrap them. Then again maybe these you can because these have mechanisims and wiring in them so I might try it. My SRT ones you couldn't get apart for your life, and it was VERY tedious prying up each centimeter of visor to get a small sliver of suede in. I'm probably just going to dye them as they sit and keep the same fabric, just like the headliner.

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Post by billm0066 » Tue May 20, 2008 10:23 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:I'm done with attempting to wrap these things. It sucks. You can't get them apart to wrap them. Then again maybe these you can because these have mechanisims and wiring in them so I might try it. My SRT ones you couldn't get apart for your life, and it was VERY tedious prying up each centimeter of visor to get a small sliver of suede in. I'm probably just going to dye them as they sit and keep the same fabric, just like the headliner.
I wrapped mine with suede. They came out an 8/10. Heres what I did.

Use a hand dremel and a cut off wheel and go around the entire visor.

Next take a flat head and a small hammer, and hit the plastic tabs inside the hold it together.

Once those are broke you will be able to seperate them in half. I reapplied the factory tan covering with adhesive spray for cushion. I then put the suede over the top of it.

I painted all the tan plastic with black vinyl/fabric paint. That includes the slide that goes over the mirror and brackets.

Now the mistake I made was using hot glue to reattach them together. It held it very strong, but I got some on the edges so you can see it a little. besides that they came out great.

Fyi I seperated mine without cracking them at all. It takes some time and patience. Out of my whole interior, these were the hardest to cover. They took me almost 2 hours for each one. I could get it done in about an 1.5 hours on my next pair. Send yours to me and I will seperate them for you. I wont cover them though. Way too much of a pain in the ass.

On my next set im going to use a 7 minute plastic epoxy, and use a bunch of small c clamps to held it together while it dries. I have a feeling hot glue wont last very long.

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also on my next set I will make sure the suede is nice and tight. That side is up so I never see them anyway.

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Post by Swordfish2Cowboy » Tue May 20, 2008 11:18 pm

Nice work. I've been thinking about replace the stock upholstery.
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Post by rich tideswell » Wed May 21, 2008 1:14 pm

here was some more stuff that was cost cutted out

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed May 21, 2008 1:42 pm

^^Me wanty! Me wanty! :rockon:
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Post by 2k1MotorSport » Wed May 21, 2008 2:04 pm

^^ me gotty! me gotty! :rofl: :twisted:
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Post by glasswars » Wed May 21, 2008 2:14 pm

2k1MotorSport wrote:^^ me gotty! me gotty! :rofl: :twisted:
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Post by spencersummerfield » Wed May 21, 2008 2:37 pm

2k1MotorSport wrote:
Jenni wrote:I have a German Chrysler Neon LX...
Yeah yeah... we know that you get all the options. :slap:
I got them in my Canadian 2000 LE stock :rockon:

even a glove box light .... but no trunk pop.....
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Fri May 23, 2008 10:06 am

The SRTs got raped of all these simple amenities. Those visors look good billm but I'm probably just going to dye these and call it a day. Much simpler. I don't think I want to do the suede anyhow, everything is already dyed black and I kinda like it that way.

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Post by King Crab » Fri May 23, 2008 12:30 pm

They came in my Neon. :thumbup:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat May 24, 2008 3:57 am

They were on all BUX and Canadian Neons as far as I know and 2000 and maybe 2001 US Neons. Dropped by the time I got my '02 SXT. If I ever get some money, I want all of the goodies that DCX dropped from the Neons- lighted switches, lighted visors, glove box light and lock, underhood light, the light over the CD changer, etc.
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Post by 01neon01 » Sun May 25, 2008 4:34 pm


how did you take apart your visors? i was just curious cuz i dont really want to dye them or use a dremel.
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