4th February 2005, 13:52
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Re: Sun visor replacement / airbag warning removal
Originally Posted by pkarmouche
I've done some searching and found various posts about visors breaking (expensive to replace) and removing the airbag warning stickers. I want to either get rid of the airbag warnings or replace the visors for a decent price (alcantara instead of leather??)
The airbag warnings on my visors don't feel like stickers. They feel & look like they're printed on, even the texture of the leather feels different there, like the printing is embedded lower than the rest of the surface. Is it just super thin?
I also seem to remember reading about alcantara visors, but can't find it anywhere.
My guess is that it's super-thin ink pressure stamped onto the visor. Some owners have reported successfully removing the stickers. In my case, the stickers came off with acetone, but if the light is "just right" the depressions left from the stamping operation are still visible. IMO that's still better than those ridiculous-looking lawyered-up decals. You could order new Euro visors, but there's more than one part #, so be careful using trial-and-error with several-hundred dollars parts.
Good luck with it, it's a worthwhile project. Let us know what you decide.
Last edited by ELEVENS; 4th February 2005 at 13:55.