2011 Acura TSX Door / Window Visor Installation

2014-08-23 Updated

2011-11-12 Initial post

I posted some pics which should help others who want to install the factory OEM 2011 Acura TSX window visors (part number 08R04-TL2-200). You can get the install instructions from here. Since the TSX didn't change much from 2009 - 2014 (final model year for TSX), the install should be the same for those model years.

Some tips:

  1. Do not get the WeatherTech side window deflectors. I had these on my 2000 Nissan Altima and don't recommend them because they put pressure on the windows and the rear ones just don't have enough area to stay put. These visors are designed to slide into the window channel (I think that's what it's called) which, if you think about it, the auto manufacture designed for the window only, so if you slide something else into the channel, it could impede the window operation. Plus, these things aren't cheap (last time I checked they were just a few bucks cheaper than OEM).
  2. Do a dry run and use colored masking tape to mark the spot where the clip holes are. This is so you can more accurately line up the brackets later on. Mark the masking tape with "A," "B," or "C," respective to which bracket it uses.
  3. Use a toothpick to put through the holes to help hold the visor in place while you're adjusting it (unless you have a helper).
  4. Start with the front driver's side. The fronts are the most difficult because they're larger and thus have more brackets, so take your time and be very meticulous. Once you get the first one done, the rest will be much easier. Next, do the front passenger side and then the two rear ones.
  5. I didn't perform the steps in "Resetting the Power Window Control Unit." I tried it once, but trying to do all that is like trying to tie a tie with one hand. Anyway, I tested my front windows and they worked fine. I also sprayed water up into the visor and no water got into the interior (I did this a few weeks later when I was washing the car), so I think those last steps can safely be skipped.

2 Responses to “2011 Acura TSX Door / Window Visor Installation”

  1. Joe Says:

    How hard is it to remove/reseat the run channel from the door? Any tips for the best way to pry it out?

  2. SysAdmin-E Says:

    Hi Joe: I don't recall anything special with the run channel. I just used my fingers and it came out very easily. As I mentioned in my post, just do a dry run first and you'll figure everything out from that. It'll be 3 years next month that I've had my visors on and they're holding up well. On some parts of the bracket, the black paint started peeling off, but it's not visible from the outside.

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