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Old 10-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #11
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On a visor-related note... you'd think some engineer would've been smart enough to realize the pax visor doesn't really work when rotated to cover the side window.

Instead, it smashes into the handle and juts out into the car...
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #12
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Maybe the 2014 visors will have the little slidey-doo-dads in them so that I can cover the morning sun while driving south.

A man can dream... a man can dream.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:31 PM   #13
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Maybe the 2014 visors will have the little slidey-doo-dads in them so that I can cover the morning sun while driving south.

A man can dream... a man can dream.
I vowed years ago I'd never buy another car without those. And yet there sits a '12 Focus in my driveway...
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:31 AM   #14
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I should have searched! One thing I noticed is the OP on this thread had to get power to the visor. His SE did not have a lighted mirror on the visor like the SEL and Titanium models do. I wonder if changing the visor on a 2013 titanium would require tapping wires? I mean it has a visor with a lighted mirror already, so power is already to the visor. Just wondering if anyone knows about this or not? Perhaps if we saw the plug that the two different visors have would be helpful.
Like this one says, has anyone done this to a '13 that already has power to the visor? If I can simply unplug the old one and plug in the new that would be great.

I pulled the visor off and couldn't see the connector for the visor through the small hole in the headliner. I am guessing the connection is made in the A-pillar but before I go taking that off I would like some confirmation. Thanks.
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Like this one says, has anyone done this to a '13 that already has power to the visor? If I can simply unplug the old one and plug in the new that would be great.

I pulled the visor off and couldn't see the connector for the visor through the small hole in the headliner. I am guessing the connection is made in the A-pillar but before I go taking that off I would like some confirmation. Thanks.
Yes. As I replied earlier, I've done it to my wife's 13 Ti. It simply gets power from the lighted vanity mirror wire harness......plug and play.
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Last update said you had ordered one but I didn't see if it had worked. Do you care to elaborate as to where the plug is located to remove the old visor and hook up the new?
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Last update said you had ordered one but I didn't see if it had worked. Do you care to elaborate as to where the plug is located to remove the old visor and hook up the new?
I had originally installed one about 2 months ago with a "donor" from the pre-production C-max I was driving, and it worked as did my ordered visor. First you have to slightly pull off the door seal near the A-pillar, then carefully pop off the A-pillar trim piece (you don't need to completely remove it.) Once that's done, unbolt your visor. Now you can slightly pull down on the headliner and then you'll see the very small connector glued down to the headliner with a dark brown glue. You'll need an exactor knife or a sharp object to carefully cut the plug from the glue. Once it's free you can unplug it and plug in the new one, now you have a working Homelink.
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The connector is in the little hole about an inch in. It is hot glued down to the headliner. Just work loose with your fingers and then pull through the hole.
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I had originally installed one about 2 months ago with a "donor" from the pre-production C-max I was driving, and it worked as did my ordered visor. First you have to slightly pull off the door seal near the A-pillar, then carefully pop off the A-pillar trim piece (you don't need to completely remove it.) Once that's done, unbolt your visor. Now you can slightly pull down on the headliner and then you'll see the very small connector glued down to the headliner with a dark brown glue. You'll need an exactor knife or a sharp object to carefully cut the plug from the glue. Once it's free you can unplug it and plug in the new one, now you have a working Homelink.
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The connector is in the little hole about an inch in. It is hot glued down to the headliner. Just work loose with your fingers and then pull through the hole.
Thanks guys! My car is in the shop (nail in the tire and waiting for a replacement tire) but as soon as I get it back I will try those out and see if I can get the current one removed. If that goes well I will be ordering the '12 visor very soon.
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The connector is in the little hole about an inch in. It is hot glued down to the headliner. Just work loose with your fingers and then pull through the hole.
Correct. The more detailed one I posted was from when I took the donor visor form my C-max to test it out. The Focus is much easier.
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