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Old 03-26-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default Mirror shade reverse mod

There was this mod way back when the old guys roamed. And it looks like many have forgot about the mirror shade reverse mod. I like to give back on nasioc so I documented the easy mod.

This little trick is a life saver@@!!!!!!@!!! The SUN SHINES PAST BUT NOT ANY MORE@!!!! If you are tall this mod doesnt apply to you, the shade works with your height. But I am 5-10/11 so the sun gets into my eyes.

1. Before. See the gap that the sun can shine through.



2. Unscrew.


3. Pry off this thing with two flat head screw drivers or the tool that is actual used for prying off these xmas trees.



4. Reverse and reinstall.



5. Either wake up early and drive off into the sunrise or drive home off into the sun set with ease.

-paul
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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Does it still look the same when it is Closed?
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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It looks a little different but it is worth it and I already got used to the look. I'll get a pic soon.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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This is how it looks after
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:38 PM   #5
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hmm must do now , i'm 5'11...but with some low a$$ seats hopefully this will help with sunny socal sun.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:45 PM   #6
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I've owned my 04 WRX since I bought it new in 2004. In all that time there has only been one time when that stupid shade has actually been in a position to block the sun. I should have done this one long ago. Too bad I don't daily driver the car anymore.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:11 AM   #7
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I tried moving the mirror up by the two pivot points before but it did not do the job. It looks weird but its the way to go!
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:57 AM   #8
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I'm on my second subie and that flaps uselessness always pissed me off cuz I'm only 5'8 and got blinded. I threw this away a long time ago cuz my car is a track car w minimal interior but I'm def doing this on my next one. thanks!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:16 AM   #9
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I believe this wasn't made to block the sunlight but to block the glare from those lights against the mirror during night time driving. Ive used it from time to time. Thanks for this idea. I drive home right as the sun goes down pretty much everyday and the sun is always in my eyes!
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:47 PM   #10
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I believe this wasn't made to block the sunlight but to block the glare from those lights against the mirror during night time driving. Ive used it from time to time. Thanks for this idea. I drive home right as the sun goes down pretty much everyday and the sun is always in my eyes!
You are correct. It's really convenient on night time road trips. You guys should probably get an eyebrow if the sun is affecting you that much. Or Darker shades
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:38 PM   #11
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So I was mistaken. but still....... Who needs the lights on at night? I threw out all my old Thomas Guides a long time ago; weight reduction. Google maps has a back light
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:54 PM   #12
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Good idea!
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