Hinges For Sun Visor May Break on Mercedes-Benz SLK230

It is not uncommon for the sun visor hinges to break.

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Average mileage: 117,441 (77,000–195,000)
7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004
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sun visor hinges broke. I removed it but cant find a replacement source or a part number. Will I have to go to the dealer for my SLK 230?
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 120,000 mi,
driver's side visor hinge broken and visor hangs
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 100,000 mi,
Driver's sun visor hinge broken, my convertible top is leaking hydraulic oil
The driver's side sun visor hinge keeps breaking. This is the second time I am replacing it, and I am told by Mercedes that they no longer make the part. Wonderful! What am I supposed to do now? Drive without one???
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 140,000 mi,
The Sun Visor will not go back into the up position
$190.00 per sun visor .... Not good!!!!
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 77,000 mi,
I have now had two driver side sun visor hinges break within 2 years.
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 195,000 mi,
Sun visor broken, does not stay up, just hangs. Have not fixed, still looking for parts.