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I installed telescoping visors on our 2017 Bolt today...

I started with the instructions at https://www.chevybolt.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6512, but had one modification that I really like. The extendable visors all seem to have three screws holding it on, I suppose to compensate for the slightly more leverage that an extended visor would generate. This modification allowed me to use all three screws, and I think it was actually simpler to install too. No dremeling required!

First, the part list. I used the 2018 Volt parts, as the 2018 Bolt visors had only one screw according to the dealership's parts department, which scared me off. As it turns out, they are a little more "cloth-y" than the original visors, but actually match the headliner better than the originals. They might get dirtier easier than the "vinyl-y" originals though, so advantages & disadvantages.
  • 23223680 - Visor (no vanity lamp)
  • 23223682 - Visor (no vanity lamp)
  • 13511759 - Retainer
  • 13511760 - Retainer
  • 23438713 - Cover (need 2 of these)
The visors and retainers are left/right-specific (thus the separate part #'s), but the Cover is not.

First, follow the instructions from the above to remove the old visor. I found that pushing up, then pull down while twisting it left or right gets one side of the clip detached, then try to twist the whole visor the opposite direction (right or left) while still pulling down. Repeat until it is loose. At this point, it should feel loose, but there is still a plastic plate above the headliner still clipped to the visor. I had to use a small flat-head screwdriver to pry the clips apart (one on each side), and eventually the visor fell out. You can look at your new Retainers to see the small clips on each side that need to be unclipped. The hard part is done.

Next, there is a white plastic retainer above the headliner, below the sheet metal. Push this towards the windshield, and reach in above the headliner at the very front of the headliner near the windshield to pull it out. You'll have to pull down a bit on the headliner. This is easier than I'm making it sound.

Next, slip in the new Retainer, and get it aligned. Make sure you have the correct one - the left & right are mirror-images of each other (they are marked with "L" and "R"). Also make sure the flat side is up. Get it aligned with the existing 2 holes. Make sure it is in the correct alignment, and front/back is correct. Its large irregular-shaped hole in the middle should align nicely with the existing hole in the sheet metal above it.

Now, time to drill a hole in the sheet metal for the third screw. I sort of laid myself sideways on the seat so I could look straight up, and got the plastic part perfectly aligned with the existing holes. Then I used a punch to mark the center of the third hole, and drilled a 7/64" hole there. I then screwed in a screw from the visor (the screws come with the visor, btw) to make sure the hole was going to work and get some threads in the sheet metal. Then remove the screw. You can see the new Retainer in place in the image, ready for the 3rd hole to be drilled.

Now, snap the new visor in place. Tighten all three screws. Install the cover and you're done!

The new visors look great, I'm looking forward to no more gap!
 

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Long story short, we had a coupon that could only be used at the dealership where we purchased the car - the bottom line for us was $143. If I didn't have the coupon, I'd have purchased at one of the many online GM parts stores. I just now tried the first one that popped up, and the total came to $155 + $11 shipping.
 

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Long story short, we had a coupon that could only be used at the dealership where we purchased the car - the bottom line for us was $143. If I didn't have the coupon, I'd have purchased at one of the many online GM parts stores. I just now tried the first one that popped up, and the total came to $155 + $11 shipping.
Thanks for getting back to me! Even $166 seems like a reasonable price for this mod. I'll get around to it soon I think.
 

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Paid $135.00 each through the dealer but I didn't get the covers which I will order online.
 

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I tried something similar and they were terrible! Also trying to adjust them to get them to block sun. The slide ones are the exact same that are in our 2015 Volt. They work great and well worth the money for an Arizona driver.
 
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Pics of the Tuckvisor installed - working perfectly.

I like mine, too. I'll occasional forget them when I get into a hot car and immediately hit four down window buttons, only to have one fall into my lap, and the other into the passenger seat. No biggy. I'll just change habits to only roll down the back seat windows, so my "4-40 AC" becomes "2-40 AC" for a couple of blocks until I use the real AC.
 

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I like mine, too. I'll occasional forget them when I get into a hot car and immediately hit four down window buttons, only to have one fall into my lap, and the other into the passenger seat. No biggy. I'll just change habits to only roll down the back seat windows, so my "4-40 AC" becomes "2-40 AC" for a couple of blocks until I use the real AC.
Yep. Had that happen once already! The two pack on Amazon was nice because we put the other one on the passenger side.
 

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Well, it's been a couple of months, here's an update..

First, this has been one of the biggest life-enhancers for our Bolt. I know this is exaggerating, but it seemed like the sun was always in the gap between the rear of the visor and the B-pillar. It was really frustrating and distracting. Note that when the visor is slid all the way back, there is no gap between the front of the visor and the A-pillar. That means it can be extended back and left there (i.e., there's no sliding it forward and back as your direction of travel changes a bit). It works really well.

Second, I mentioned that the material of the Volt visors I purchased were more "cloth-y" than "vinyl-y", so I thought they might get dirtier easier or be harder to clean. So far anyway that has not been an issue, I haven't noticed any dirt on them.

Bottom line, I'm really happy I did this mod.
 
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