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Old 10-20-2011, 07:38 PM
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[2012+] Dual Lateral Visors

As you with 2012 CMs know, MINI (thankfully) replaced the grab handle on the driver's side with a lateral sun visor like the other MINIs. Since the ceiling has the same cutout on the passenger side, you can add a second one if you really like your co-pilot. The part is the same as the one on the driver's side. It's really easy and shouldn't take more than 5 minutes. In fact, a how-to is probably overkill, but I took pictures anyway.

Tools needed:
T25 Torx socket/screwdriver
Small flathead screwdriver

Part numbers (Grey listed for anyone with a pre-2011 R56/R55/R57):
Beige, sunroof: 51167266606
Beige, no sunroof: 51167266605
Anthracite, sunroof: 51162753585
Anthracite, no sunroof: 51162753551
Grey, sunroof: 51162753586
Grey, no sunroof: 51162753552

New visor & tools:


Before:


Use the flathead screwdriver to gently pry back the little door that covers the two screws holding the handle on:


When you open the little door all the way, it will prop the handle open so you can get to the screws. Use the T25 socket/screwdriver to remove the two screws:


Ready for the visor:


Done!


With visor up:
 
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:10 PM
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Thanks for posting. I had asked the parts dept for the part numbers. I have a beige ceiling with sunroof...appreciate the #'s. Any idea why the number is different for sunroof versus no sunroof? Is the visor smaller on sunroof equipped vehicles?
 
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:16 PM
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Great little mod. I think I'll do this. How much did the visor cost?
 
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:19 PM
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No clue why the parts are different if you have a sunroof. It seems like it would have been preferable for MINI to use the same part to save money.

The visor was about $80 at my dealership, but you may do better. I know part prices differ a lot from dealer to dealer. I also checked some local auto salvage lots, but didn't find any MINIs.
 
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:39 PM
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anyone try a retrofit on the 2011 driver side? the cutout looks different, but still might be worth doing...
 
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:38 AM
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Yeah, there's a thread about the 2011s. It's not the most attractive thing, but it works.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...sunvisors.html
 
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To those with a 2011, the headliner is different and will not fit.
 
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:17 AM
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I have just done this and am very pleased. The part came to £48 here in the UK and it was surprisingly easy to do.

Chrunck - many thanks for the clear description!
 
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:35 PM
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Now that's a cool frickin' idea!!! Might have to try this mod out! Thanks!
 
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Very cool, makes sense to have that on the passenger side as well. Might have to do that to mine.
 
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You can also adapt a sunglass holder from the VW Passat on the driver side.
 
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If anybody wants a light colored visor, message me. I replaced my driver's side visor with a handle.
 
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