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Old 01-21-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Power sun visor

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I just picked up my new Georgetown. I ordered it with the power sun visor, which comes with manual shades on the side windows. The power visor works great (couldn't do without it) but, when I tried to lower the driver-side shade to block the sun from that side, it kept flipping up. Are the manual shades intended only for use while parked, or do the shades maybe require a little adjustment?
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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Probably just needs an adjustment since they are manual. There would be no interlock with the ignition that would cause it to flip up. Is the power visor one large visor across the front or two? Ours didn't come with any so I purchased a pair and installed them myself. The stock manual visors are a waste. You can't reach them while driving, so unless there's someone else to adjust them for you, they don't help at all.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:15 PM   #3
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The power visor is one large visor across the front. The shades replaced the curtain, which was not included. The power visor has a maximum drop point when the ignition is on, and will drop all the way when the ignition is off, doubling as a privacy shade. The side shades will lower and stay, but then will flip up after a bit of driving. This could be normal if they're only intended as privacy shades.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:26 AM   #4
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Hi,

I just picked up my new Georgetown. I ordered it with the power sun visor, which comes with manual shades on the side windows. The power visor works great (couldn't do without it) but, when I tried to lower the driver-side shade to block the sun from that side, it kept flipping up. Are the manual shades intended only for use while parked, or do the shades maybe require a little adjustment?
Glad to hear the front shades work great. I just ordered them to be installed in my 2010. Had one too many bad episodes with the sun.
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Probably just needs an adjustment since they are manual. There would be no interlock with the ignition that would cause it to flip up. Is the power visor one large visor across the front or two? Ours didn't come with any so I purchased a pair and installed them myself. The stock manual visors are a waste. You can't reach them while driving, so unless there's someone else to adjust them for you, they don't help at all.

cfsoistman.....

We have a 2010 GT378TS. Where, what kind and cost of shades did you purchase?

How difficult were they to install? Did you get the automatic or manual?

If you got the automatic, do you think one could install them and wire them into the fans up front?...or do away with the fans altogether? We never use them.

Thanks for yur advice.
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Glad to hear the front shades work great. I just ordered them to be installed in my 2010. Had one too many bad episodes with the sun.
Where did you order them from and what did they cost? My dealer told me it would be $800 to $900 to have them installed.
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My manual shades have a locking knob on the back that you turn when you lower them where you want them.
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:42 PM   #8
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I purchased two 43 inch drop down shades and they cover the whole front of the windshield. I think they are better because my wife can lower her side by itself if she needs it. I also put two smaller ones up on each side , but they only come down 18" , They were not to hard to install, but it did take most part of two days between the wiring and everything else, but they do work great. Cost $79.95 buy two, one for each side and you get a free remote. They are on ebay under the name Shadeproinc or you can call them at 1-800-328-5100 Sizes from 30" to 54" wide and they do drop down all the way to the dash or anywhere in between.
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Where did you order them from and what did they cost? My dealer told me it would be $800 to $900 to have them installed.
I am having them installed at my dealer Boat N Rv in Hamburg PA. The are the factory shades and are $575 installed. When I get my baby back I'll try to post pics.
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I purchased two 43 inch drop down shades and they cover the whole front of the windshield. I think they are better because my wife can lower her side by itself if she needs it. I also put two smaller ones up on each side , but they only come down 18" , They were not to hard to install, but it did take most part of two days between the wiring and everything else, but they do work great. Cost $79.95 buy two, one for each side and you get a free remote. They are on ebay under the name Shadeproinc or you can call them at 1-800-328-5100 Sizes from 30" to 54" wide and they do drop down all the way to the dash or anywhere in between.
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Can't find them on ebay, but I am definitely interested.
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