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Old 06-09-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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Default replacement sun visor - $200? :-O

Yikes! Hoping someone here can help me !

I have a 2007 Hyundai Elantra limited - the driver's side sun visor broke off. I don't know why...anyway, I just called the dealer and they said it's $200 and that doesn't even include labor.


The visor has a cord that leads to the lighted mirror, and the plastic part that goes in there broke - so I don't even know what to do! I know driving is not fun w/o this thing. I may try krazy glue, but I suspect that won't last long. Maybe I'll by a sodder iron, not that I've used one since 8th grade.

Does anyone know an online parts dealer? I googled but it's kind of hard to see what's legit and what's not. Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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you might try a wrecking yard just phone around your area for wrecked Hyundai Elantra's and pull one off there. it should be a heck of a lot cheaper than the $200 they want for the OEM replacment one
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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That really seems like a complete rip-off price. Sun visors are usually held in place with two screws and are pretty basic items. I'd also look for a used part, or call another parts department (not service department) and get a price for the part directly. If not, they are easy enough to find from a parts yard.

Actually, with a 2007 Hyundai, you should still be under warranty - see if they will replace it under warranty, and then you don't have to worry about price at all.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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Yeah the dealer - who is notorious in this area - doesn't think it's under warranty. I just wrote Hyundai about it. The thing kept slipping down and falling on my head, forcing me to push it back up in the casing. Then one day I moved it and it broke. I guess it weakened with me pushing it back up. I know Sonatas had a recall about this but apparently Elantra didn't. Seriously am done with Hyundai.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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Dealer No. 2: $179.

I'm using duct tape.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Darlington, SC
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Find one on Ebay
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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that's why they call it the stealership. i agree that you should look for a junked car and grab the sun visor from there. a pick your part would likely only charge you like $20 max.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Hyundais have a 5 year bumper to bumper warranty - no way this isn't covered. I'd go to the dealership and demand it be fixed under warranty.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It peeves me off when crappy dealers like this hinder Hyundai's efforts to improve its reputation.
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:30 AM
 
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It peeves me off when crappy dealers like this hinder Hyundai's efforts to improve its reputation.
Exactly! The dealer closest to me has such a bad service department that it nearly makes the warranty invalid, and I'd pretty much decided not to buy another Hyundai because of it. The hassle is unreal. This is my second Hyundai, too. I wrote Hyundai USA to ask about the warranty, so we'll see...
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