How Do You Install a Ford Window Visor?
Come rain or shine, you can count on your auto window visors to give your ride the extra edge. It can keep the side windows dry when raining and will allow heat to escape the interior while the vehicle is parked. These add-ons also reduce wind noise. The visors can even give your Ford a better side profile, giving it that sleek look. Installing these accessories will take just a few minutes. We have here a step-by-step guide for installing an adhesive or an in-channel type Ford window visor.
Required skill level: Novice
Needed tools and materials
- Replacement window visor
- Surface cleaner/alcohol pad
Installing an adhesive window visor
Set the visor on the side window to see how it will fit. Before you install the tape-on visor, you first have to clean the surface where the adhesive will be placed. Use an automotive surface cleaner or alcohol pad, which may be included in the kit or package to remove dirt or dust. Don't skip this step to make sure that the adhesive will hold properly and stick longer. Wipe down the surface thoroughly and let it dry. Once clean, you can start peeling off the backing strip to reveal the adhesive. Don't pull this off all the way. Start with about 2 inches of strip. By folding out the excess strip, you can create some sort of a tab that you can grip easily. As you do this, don't touch the adhesive.
Do the front windows first. Place the visor above the window and stick it with the exposed adhesive. Check if the visor is properly aligned and if it follows the contours of the window. Once you got the proper placemen, you can press at the corners and then peel off the rest of the backing strip and push it along the visor. Do the same for the rear windows.
Installing an in-channel window visor
Slide down the window where the in-channel vent visor will be installed. Prep the surface by cleaning the window channel. Once it's already clean and dry, you can set the in-channel visor. Do the front windows first. The front end of the visor should be on top of the sill and should not slide down into the door. Slip the lip of the visor into the window channel. You then have to bend the visor towards you. This will create tension. Insert the rear end of the lip into the window channel, leaving about a half inch gap. From front to back, slip the lip into the window channel. When already lined up, apply some outward pressure to secure the window visor into the channel.
Window visors for the rear windows may have an additional adhesive strip. You just have to peel off the backing and set it into the rear window. Turning it slightly will help. From a slight angle, you then have to straighten it and insert it into the channel. Roll up the windows to seal the visors.
Tips and warnings
- When replacing the visor, make sure that there's no more adhesive residue or the tape is completely peeled off. An adhesive remover can be used.
- So you won't smudge the visors when installing them, you may wear gloves or use a cloth.