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Old 08-26-2018, 01:01 PM   #1
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Heated side mirror swap?

Hello all! So, I have a 2005 focus zx4 se. I happened to come across svt side mirrors in (identical) matching color. I know they fit beautifully, but they have heated mirrors. My car did not come with heated mirrors, but it seemed like the connectors for the mirrors were the exact same. Is there a way to activate the side mirror defoggers?


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Press your rear defrost button. It turns on the mirrors at the same time. I did this exact swap with my 05.


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I tried them as soon as I put them in about a year ago. Even every time I used the rear defrost during the winter. Light on the mirror never kicked on and it never defrosted even after letting heat up. Is there a fuse I don’t know about that might need changed?
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Btw, your car is gorgeous! Same color as mine.
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Use to be my car. It's in car heaven. The second owner killed it. As for a light I don't know if there is one. Hmm.

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I converted my 'o5 to the same mirrors about ten years ago. I have never seen a light in the mirror glass, like in the icon on the glass. This topic has been talked about a lot on this forum. I would suggest using the "SEARCH" button on the front page. Also, as I remember the number wires on the plug on the mirror side need to equal the number of wires on the body side. The extra wire is the power wire. Or, maybe string a new wire from the rear window defogger to the plug on the body side plug. GL
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This is the light I am talking about...
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I don't think that's a light. Just a symbol saying the mirrors are heated.

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........oh........seriously?
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I could be wrong. But yeah. I'd check with an SVT or 05-07 ST owner since they have the same mirrors.

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