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sixxgunscott 12-14-2011 11:31 PM

Installing Heated Mirrors
 
Our SE didn't come with Heated Mirrors or Cruise Control (that will be another post). I would like to add the heated mirrors. Will it be Plug and Play? Can anyone recommend an online source to purchase factory heated mirrors? I assume that I will have to purchase complete units that will come prewired. It might be nice if they also came with the turn signals in the mirror housings.

Elizabeth 12-14-2011 11:44 PM

Heated comes with the turn signals.
I do not know if the wiring is in the door for them or not?
If not, it would be tough to do.
Someone who has changed speakers in the doors might have looked..

tmnCA 12-14-2011 11:48 PM

Heated mirrors are with the winter package, cruise control with the convenience package. Didn't you check what packages and options your car included before signing the papers - sounds like it was a surprise? I have no idea how you would install them after market, sorry - but if you feel the car was misrepresented your best bet may be negotiating with the dealer. In most states cars are not considered "used" until over 3000 miles so your dealer may have some leeway to get you the car you really want.

hotleadsingerguy 12-15-2011 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by tmnCA (Post 3929469)
Heated mirrors are with the winter package, cruise control with the convenience package. Didn't you check what packages and options your car included before signing the papers - sounds like it was a surprise? I have no idea how you would install them after market, sorry - but if you feel the car was misrepresented your best bet may be negotiating with the dealer. In most states cars are not considered "used" until over 3000 miles so your dealer may have some leeway to get you the car you really want.

I'm actually looking to get the heated mirrors now, too. The reason being that winter *just* started and until now I've had no idea of the almost need I have.

The reason is this car has *great* aerodynamics. The problem with that is that no wind ever touches the backside of the mirrors...so any moisture or melted ice just sits there, untouched. Most cars, when you drive certain speeds, kind of clear that stuff away on their own. The reason I didn't buy the heated mirrors is because I didn't think I'd need it, since I had no way of knowing that's how this car was until now.

kelscar 12-15-2011 12:10 PM

I will relate this story for what it's worth. When we were shopping, we found a car on the lot that fit our needs, except it lacked the winter package. The dealer offered to install the package, but said they could not do the heated mirrors. I do not know the reason why, and I was not interested in having a brand new car torn apart to install the options anyway so I did not press him on the issue.

tmnCA 12-16-2011 01:17 AM

I see, it sounded more like you thought it had the heated mirrors when you bought it but then found out no. I imagine it would be difficult because the heated mirrors go on with the rear defroster, so the wiring has to go all the way in to the center console. Maybe you can try cleaning the mirrors and apply no-fog or rainX or something?

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dasilvarsa 12-16-2011 06:38 AM

Before Buying Parts check if the wiring is present. Dealer shoul be able to help u.
These cars do not have standard wiring. I wanted to get the subwoofer for mine but the dealer says that the wiring is not present. Nothing can do exept go aftermarket.

skiboarder119 12-18-2012 01:30 PM

Any news on this? I've never needed heated mirrors either, but this is the first car i've ever had where nothing is leaves the mirrors no matter how fast you go.

Does anybody know where the wires for heated mirrors terminate on cars that don't have this option? Are they in the mirror? The door?

Titanium Tony 12-18-2012 05:47 PM

I installed signal mirrors in my F150 just by tapping into the turn signal circuit. Sounds to me that if you find the wires feeding the rear defrost, the rest should fall into place. Source just the mirror glass with the heat elements attached and some wire and plastic flex conduit. Damn, that'll be my next project..lol

soaringcowman 12-18-2012 06:21 PM

I am looking into doing this to my car as well, I work at a ford dealer in the parts dept, so tomorrow i'll look at our catalog and see if they show different wiring harness for cars with and without heated/turn signals mirrors. I'm almost willing to bet that they didn't use multiple harness for these cars so I bet the cars are already wired for and it would be plug and play. Another way to check is to pull your mirror off and see how many wires are going on the pigtail going to the mirror and then see how many connectors there are in the socket it plugs into. Example: pigtail may have 6 wires and socket may have only 3. so there for the other 3 wires can be your heated and turn signals.

I know a guy at work had a bought a 12 F150 and didn't have heated nor signals, and he bought OEM trailer mirrors with heat/signals. And he plugged them in and they work with no additional wiring


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