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Ground Wires on Explorer Lighted Visors

I installed a set of Explorer visors yesterday, but shortly after found out that I have to ground them in order for the lights to work. For those who have done this, how did you set up your ground? Thanks :)
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I installed a set of Explorer visors yesterday, but shortly after found out that I have to ground them in order for the lights to work. For those who have done this, how did you set up your ground? Thanks :)
Mine were one wire hook up but the older ones have a small ground wire most people remove the plastic insert and use a small self tapping screw to ground through the mount screw.
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Mine were one wire hook up but the older ones have a small ground wire most people remove the plastic insert and use a small self tapping screw to ground through the mount screw.
Removing the insert did cross my mind, but the hole that it's in is square. Anyways, thanks!
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I stripped some insulation off the ground wire, and wrapped it around the screw which mounts the visor to the roof, then screwed it in. Been working for 3 years now.
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I just installed mine yesterday. I made to wires about 3 inches long with an round loop connector on each end. I then I drilled a screw in the roof for my ground and put the other loop under the screw that holds the visor one. Worked great for me. I just wish i could of found a black set, they can not be recovered and keep the mirror, and I have just redone my seats.
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I stripped some insulation off the ground wire, and wrapped it around the screw which mounts the visor to the roof, then screwed it in. Been working for 3 years now.
^^ This. Exactly what I did as well and haven't had a problem with it.
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I just installed mine yesterday. I made to wires about 3 inches long with an round loop connector on each end. I then I drilled a screw in the roof for my ground and put the other loop under the screw that holds the visor one. Worked great for me. I just wish i could of found a black set, they can not be recovered and keep the mirror, and I have just redone my seats.
this is how i recommend doing them.

why can't they be recovered? i've done several sets.

here are the ones for my truck...in charcoal suede:




some black ones i've done:



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Thanks for the info, guys! I don't think I can do the insulation stripping thing because I have the one wire (instead of two) plug in. Call me weird, but I love the little "warning" sticker on the mirror covers.
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