So I just ordered my 2 new visor mirrors today. Are the new cover hinges better quality than the crap that came with Explorer originally?
The new ones are crap as well. Replaced the ones in my wife's 2005 last year at $80 each and they've both cracked (Tan) and fell out in pieces. I've glued one back together well enough so I can get some dimensions, going to model them up in my CAD and see if I can turn out aluminum replacements on my CNC machine.
I'm just thinking outloud hear.
I've seen people that open the vanity mirror, do their business, then just flip up the entire visor, rathern than first closing the mirror, THEN flipping up the visor.
I can see that if there is a contour to the headliner, or the mirror cover catches on something, this method could stress the hinge, resulting in failure.
Just a thought.