View Full Version : Rain Guard/Visor installation instructions.

04-30-2007, 06:41 PM
I did this write up for Play a few weeks ago. I'll post pics when I get off work.

Parts needed
1 6pk of cold brewsky or liquor of choice -Rags or paper towels.

Step 1 Stare at instructions for 15 minutes then realize you cant read Japanese! Drink 1-2 beers or shots while trying to decipher


Step 2 Clean trim/ molding with solvent (white cylindrical metal
thingy) from just below mirror to the end of trim just behind the window.

Step 3 Whip off access solvent with a clean damp paper towel, let dry.

Step 4 Dry fit visor, line up rear edge to the end of trim (should be
at or just behind rear door frame.
- Take note where the three holes are.

Step 5 Remove 3 of the metal clips, pull down weather stripping enough
to see the inner lip. Insert the V side of the clip between the
weather stripping and frame. Note the V will lock into the inner lip.
Press weather stripping back in place, it shouldn't have come out of
its track. Hint, remember where the three holes were in the visor
and try and place clips in approximate area where the holes were.

Step 6 Refer back to instruction manual that you cannot read. Drink
another beer or shot and slap your self for looking at the
instructions that you don't understand

Step 7 Expose approximately 2" of the double sided tape from the rear
of the visor. Align the end of the visor at the trim joint and press
firmly to adhere tape to the trim.
-Note visor is to sit as close to the top of the trim as possible to
ensure no obstruction when opening and closing doors.

Step 8 Slowly pull on the plastic tape protector to reveal more.
Note the visors are flexible to allow proper placement at the upper
most edge of the trim.

Step 9 Once the visor is firmly attached to the trim align the tabs
with the holes in the visor. They are moveable.

Step 10 Locate the plastic stay pins and the odd looking piece of plastic.
The odd piece of plastic is to hold the washer between the tab and
visor while inserting the plastic stay pin. There are extra washers
but only one per tab is used and it goes between the tab and visor to
prevent scratching of the visor.

Step 11 Use the above steps on the opposite side.

Step 12 Drink the remainder of your beer, pat your self on the back
and enjoy your new verry verry rare ST185 window visors.

Step 13 Enjoy smoking in the rain without taking a shower.

05-02-2007, 05:11 AM
Great directions, your directions+the japanese illustrations+the beers were very helpful. Thank you my good sir! I'll have to take up smoking so I can really appreciate these! ;)

05-02-2007, 06:23 AM
Great directions, your directions+the japanese illustrations+the beers were very helpful. Thank you my good sir! I'll have to take up smoking so I can really appreciate these! ;)


Just updated with pics.

05-02-2007, 06:33 AM
Did you notice the sticker with the arrow pointing toward the top of the guards? I think it meant that at the arrow was where teh gap is supposed to be on your trim. This is just what I thought...I'll have to get my cousin to translate the japanese to be for sure!

05-02-2007, 06:38 AM
Yeah I saw that, thats the way that it was on Dustin's RC but logic prevailed and I placed them at the joint. After seeing Dustin's car IRL it looks better matched to the trim where I have it.

05-02-2007, 06:58 AM
I debated where to put it...ended up putting past the joint. Hopefully it looks good, I did it in the dark, post some pics later.

05-02-2007, 05:47 PM
Ha! Rain guards in action!
^Overlapping the joint

05-02-2007, 05:52 PM
Hey, host the pics on the site, its free and there are no size restrictions.

05-02-2007, 06:05 PM
Ill have to try it! What category would you put these pics in?

05-02-2007, 06:38 PM
Put them in Member's Categories it will automatically create a folder for you.

05-02-2007, 09:10 PM
dumb question, but these will fit a st184 also right ?

05-02-2007, 09:16 PM
Yes, they fit all 90-93 Celica's

05-02-2007, 09:44 PM
Yes, there is a sticker on the end of the visor with an arrow on it indicating this is where the joint in the window seal / rear 1/4 window should be.