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Jeep Sun Visor Falling: Fix & Replacement Guide

The Jeep sun visor is among the features we often ignore, but it plays a vital role in ensuring safety. It helps block sunlight that can otherwise impair our vision while driving. And when either or both of the visors start falling, it (they) can distract you from driving. Thus, make sure you repair or replace it (them) immediately.

But how can you fix a droopy or falling Jeep sun visor? There are easy DIY hacks to repair your Jeep sun visor that doesn’t stay in place, depending on the cause. You can tighten the screws, bolts, and nuts, add more friction, apply lubricant, or purchase a sun visor repair kit to add a clip.

To help you troubleshoot your problematic Jeep sun visor correctly, allow me to teach you how to do each DIY trick I mentioned. I will also guide you through the process of replacing your sun visor in case it’s irreparable.

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Jeep Sun Visor Falling Repair Guide

The first thing you need to do when your Jeep’s sun visor starts falling or doesn’t stay up is to find the main cause. Simply pull the visor down completely and inspect every part carefully. Then, choose the appropriate troubleshooting hacks below.

Loose Fasteners: Tighten the Screws, Bolts, and Nuts

When the screws, bolts, or nuts that attach the sun visor to the Jeep’s ceiling are loose, the sun visor won’t stay in place. Simply tighten them with your screwdriver to help fix the issue.

Little To No Friction: Add More Friction 

With the constant putting up and bringing down of your Jeep’s sun visor, there might be a decrease in the friction between the visor and the mounting bar.

The good news is you can easily and quickly fix this to ensure your sun visor stays up. Even better, you can use several simple and affordable items, namely:

Zip Tie

Yes, the zip tie we only often remember when we need to tidy up some cables or even lock our travel luggage or outdoor or off-road adventure equipment bag (view on Amazon) zippers can prevent your Jeep’s sun visor from falling. Plus, the steps you will need to take aren’t so complicated that even non-DIYers can finish it in seconds.

That said, here’s what you need to do to add friction between your visor and mounting bar using a zip tie:

  1. Completely bring down the problematic sun visor to help you see the mounting bar more clearly.
  2. Slide a zip tie into the hole where the visor’s mounting bar goes.
  3. Push your sun visor up to close. If it still doesn’t stay in place, add another zip tie. If it does, then you’re good to go!


Another item that you most likely have in your garage or inside the house or you can easily purchase is Velcro. And like using a zip tie, this hack is easy and quick. All you have to do are the following:

  1. Cut a piece of the Velcro loop and hook, ensuring they are the same size.
  2. Apply glue at the back (wrong side) of each Velcro piece you just cut.
  3. Glue one of the Velcro pieces into your Jeep’s sun visor. Then, glue the other one into your car’s ceiling, ensuring the two Velcro pieces meet when you push the visor up.

Binder Clip

If you don’t have Velcro and a zip tie, check your home office or library or your kid’s school supply drawer for any binder clip. One binder clip will be enough to hold your sun visor in place.

To do so, follow these simple steps:

  1. Unhook one of the ends of your Jeep sun visor.
  2. Flip your binder clip over.
  3. Slide your binder clip through the backside of your Jeep sun visor.
  4. Attach your binder clip securely to the visor by flipping it over again.
  5. Hook the end of the sun visor you unhooked earlier.


I won’t lie; the zip tie, Velcro, and binder clip aren’t aesthetically pleasing, as your Jeep’s interior will look as DIYed as it can be. They can definitely take away the additional style your waterproof seat covers (view on Amazon) bring to the table.

Fret not; the above items can be a temporary solution while you head to the store until you have the time to go to the store to purchase a VisoRiser or while waiting for the VisoRiser you ordered online.

This accessory functions like the binder clip but won’t look too out of place. You will also love that it’s easier to install and, of course, much more durable.

The VisoRiser will come with simple instructions, but basically, you will want to bend the VisoRiser’s edges to fit your Jeep’s sun visor snugly. Then, clip or clamp both ends of the VisoRiser to your sun visor to attach it securely.

That’s it! The VisoRiser is now ready to hold your Jeep’s sun visor up!

Dry, Rusty Metal Rod: Apply Lubricant

Any vehicle’s sun visor might not stay up because it doesn’t rotate up or down efficiently due to dryness, rust, or oxidation–issues that lubricant can solve. I highly suggest using silicone paste because it’s non-toxic and safer for your Jeep’s plastic and rubber parts.

To resolve your sun visor issue with silicone paste, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Generally, though, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Unclip your sun visor from your Jeep’s ceiling.
  2. Slowly slide out the sun visor to expose the mounting bar.
  3. Apply a thin film of silicone paste to the mounting bar. I want to emphasize “thin film” as excessive lubricant can stain the visor’s mounting bar.

Weak or Damaged Parts: Purchase a Sun Visor Repair Kit

At some point, the clip that holds the sun visor in place will weaken or be broken.

While this issue is more common for the Jeep Gladiator and Jeep Wrangler sun visor, it won’t be surprising for other Jeeps you use for off-roading to have the same problem. After all, the trails are generally bumpy.

It’s understandable that most of you would think that the best solution is to replace your Jeep’s sun visor. But wait; only do so if the whole sun visor is damaged or worn out.

If you find that the reason your Jeep’s visor is falling is a weak or damaged screw, you can purchase a sun visor clip kit. But make sure it’s compatible with the specific model of your Jeep.

Once you have the repair kit on hand, follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Completely bring down the problematic sun visor.
  2. Unscrew the original screw using your screwdriver.
  3. Grab one of the sun visor clips, left or right, depending on what you’re fixing, and one of the included screws in the kit.
  4.  Insert the new screw in the clip, then in the hole where you removed the original screw.
  5. Tighten the screws using the provided small screwdriver.

Jeep Sun Visor Replacement Guide

Let’s admit it; most of the fixes to a falling Jeep sun visor I listed above can only work for quite some time. As such, you will eventually need to replace it with a sun visor. Of course, replacing your sun visor is also a better solution when none of the repair hacks work.

You can get a replacement sun visor from Jeep or a compatible one made by third-party companies, such as this durable Jeep Wrangler sun visor bundle (view on Amazon). 

Once you have your replacement sun visor, you must remove the old one and attach the new one.

Removing the Old Sun Visor

To successfully remove your Jeep’s old sun visor, you will need a trim removal tool and a screwdriver. Then, follow these steps:

  1. If there are small plastic covers that hide screws holding the sun visor from sight, carefully pry them out using your trim removal tool. Put them in a small container so as not to lose them.
  2. Unscrew the exposed screws, bolts, and nuts one at a time with the help of your screwdriver. Before removing the last screw, bolt, and nut, make sure you hold the sun visor, as it will come off as soon as all the screws are removed.

Attaching the New Sun Visor

Although the process is most likely similar, check the sun visor manufacturer’s instructions before considering the steps I will provide below. Doing so will ensure you won’t make any mistakes in case there are additional steps you need to take.

That said, here are the general steps for attaching the new sun visor to your Jeep:

  1. Insert the screw, nut, and bolt into the sun visor’s clip hole and then to your Jeep’s ceiling, where you unscrewed the old visor.
  2. Tighten the screws, bolts, and nuts.

Bonus Tip: Replacing the Jeep Sun Visor Mirror

Now, what if your issue with your Jeep’s sun visor is a broken or cracked mirror? It would be impractical to replace the entire visor, right?

Well, the good news is you can replace the mirror without the help of a professional. Even better, you will only need your high-quality utility knife (view on Amazon) you bring when camping, hiking, and more.

And, of course, you need a replacement mirror for your sun visor. Simply purchase a flexible adhesive mirror. Lastly, you will need a tape measure or a ruler.

Once you have everything ready, here are the steps you must take to replace your Jeep’s broken or cracked sun visor mirror:

  1. With your measuring tool, measure the length and the width of your old Jeep sun visor mirror.
  2. Using the measurements, cut your replacement mirror using your utility knife.
  3. Carefully peel off the broken or cracked mirror from your Jeep’s sun visor.
  4. Peel off the back of your new sun visor mirror and stick it to the area where you removed the old one.

Of course, this DIY hack is just a temporary solution. It won’t last long, especially if you regularly drive your Jeep on off-road trails.

If you want a long-lasting sun visor replacement mirror, or when you have the time to have the adhesive mirror replaced, you can visit a glass shop. Then, provide them with your sun visor mirror’s measurement or have them measure it themselves. They will then cut and install the mirror for you.

Successfully Repairing and Replacing Your Jeep’s Sun Visor

When your Jeep’s sun visor starts falling or refuses to stay in place, distracting you from driving, don’t worry! The easy and affordable DIY repair hacks I shared with you have been tried and tested.

But, of course, replacing your sun visor would be a more permanent solution. After all, you can replace it on your own. The same goes for your Jeep’s sun visor mirror: you can always replace it temporarily with an adhesive mirror or have a mirror professionally cut and installed.