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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:54 am    Post subject:  Heated Mirror Reply with quote

i noticed my Mirrors are not very useful when it rains so can I update them to factory heated mirrors? is this a Plug N play option ?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:30 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I think so, but I'm not entirely sure. I purchased aftermarket heated mirrors several years ago but didn't get very far into the project due to painting difficulties and the fact that the aftermarket mirrors were pinned incorrectly...the X axis on the controller moved the Y axis on the mirrors and vice versa.

I removed the wires from the plug and reinserted them in their proper positions but they didn't make good contact...after that I shelved the project. I still have to paint the housings and it's not good painting weather so I haven't bothered with them in several years. IIRC the pin(s) for the heater circuit are installed on the harness plug at the door but I didn't get voltage through the heater circuit when I turned the rear defroster on. It might have been because the engine wasn't running when I tested it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Frank wrote:
I think so, but I'm not entirely sure. I purchased aftermarket heated mirrors several years ago but didn't get very far into the project due to painting difficulties and the fact that the aftermarket mirrors were pinned incorrectly...the X axis on the controller moved the Y axis on the mirrors and vice versa.

I removed the wires from the plug and reinserted them in their proper positions but they didn't make good contact...after that I shelved the project. I still have to paint the housings and it's not good painting weather so I haven't bothered with them in several years. IIRC the pin(s) for the heater circuit are installed on the harness plug at the door but I didn't get voltage through the heater circuit when I turned the rear defroster on. It might have been because the engine wasn't running when I tested it.
you know it only has a few nuts and bolts holding it in the housing you can just take the contents out and swap them
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Impala_03 wrote:
you know it only has a few nuts and bolts holding it in the housing you can just take the contents out and swap them

The aftermarket mirror glass and housings are slightly different than the OE stuff and my factory harnesses didn't have the heater wire circuit, so I couldn't directly swap anything (with the possible exception of the motors, which still wouldn't have gotten me anywhere).

I swear, I'll get to them this summer...

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