Since I knew my friend was parting out his Acura Integra DB8 GSR sedan and we are good friends, I had the advantage of having first dibs on his parts. I was mainly interested in his rare car parts so the Honda Integra DB8 window visors, 93.5-95 Honda Integra Si-VTEC turn signal lights, and yellow Si-VTEC fog lights with the center console switch.
I picked up the Honda DB8 visors for $100, the Honda Integra Si-VTEC turn signal lights for $50 plus my stock OEM turn signal lights, and the Si-VTEC yellow fog lights for $200. The Si-VTEC yellow fog lights were the rarest parts and usually go for a lot more online. My Si-VTEC yellow fog lights were complete with the fog lights, cover bezels and switch! I bought everything for a deal!
Honda Integra sedan visors retails for $185 brand new and about $140 used. The Si-VTEC signal lights vary in price but I always see them around $80 used. And the Si-VTEC fog lights are probably the rarest items you can get for the 94-97 Integra front end and averages about $220 used, and that’s without the switch which was included in my deal!
It saddens me he had to part out his car so I wanted to keep his car’s spirit alive by buying his parts for my car. I also bought more parts from him in which I will reveal down the road.
Now onto the article of: How-To/DIY: Install Honda Integra DB8 Window Visors
Note: the car is very dirty 😛
The OEM rare goodness that are Honda Integra sedan DB8 visors.
There is no part number so the only way to identify and confirm a set are authentic is by the “Integra” imprint in the middle and by having built-in clips as shown here:
The hardware: 16 Phillip screws, 14 regular visor “B” bracket clips, 2 individual rear clips for each side. If you look at the second picture carefully, you’ll see the engravings on the clips.
There are 14 clips that have a “B” on them while the left/right rear clips have either a “D L” or “D R” on them, simply indicating which brackets should be used if they become unorganized.
In the Japanese instructions, you’re supposed to cut slits out of the weather stripping but it is not necessary and I never did it.
Step 1: Mount and align the visor on the curves of the car. The visor’s built-in clips will grab onto the top of the drip retainer molding. Remember, it is easier to install the Honda Integra DB8 window visors with them on the car. I am simply illustrating how it looks without the visors on with the next step.
Step 2: Tuck the clips in between the retainer and weather stripping; or on top of the weather stripping. The clips should slide into place and become snug. Make sure to align the clips with the built-in clips of the visors so it can be mounted down. This step can be done with the visors on or off as long as the clips are tucked in correctly. Yes, I know my car is dirty. 😛
The first two images show how the brackets slides in:
This image shows the individual rear left and right clips will tuck in just like the other brackets but will grab onto a certain spot on the retainer molding. As you can see here, the shape of the clip and retainer meets perfectly. When the visor mounts down to this clip without adjusting this clip, then it is a good indicator that the visors are aligned correctly:
Step 3: With the 16 Philip screws and all the brackets tucked in, mount the visors down. My left visor is indeed missing one built-in clip but this does not affect how it mounts or holds onto the car though. I know my stock weather stripping is cracking but I did not care much since I have the Honda Integra DB8 visors on! 😛
Finished. This How-To/DIY article was not too difficult but a simple illustration of how to install the visors. If you look at my cup holder, you can see Domo Kun approves of the Honda Integra DB8 visors. 😀
I hope you enjoyed this How-To/DIY: Install Honda Integra DB8 Window Visors article and learned something new. I would definitely recommend anyone with has an Acura/Honda Integra sedan to get themselves visors because it reduces wind noises, water dripping inside the cabin and it just looks awesome for the overall image of the car!
If you have any comments or question, please let me know. 🙂