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post #1 of 7 Old 01-31-2010, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ebay has heated mirrors for the compass for sale, i have the OEM power mirrors. Will the heater work without any mods if I install them
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HOW COOL . . . somehow I fear it will be complicated to install but let us know . . . great feature for sure!

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I agree, pretty cool, just not sure how much a pain it will be to do, but do the mirrors come with the wiring harness? That would be a plug and play application not requiring too much modification, but you'd still have to splice into what's there, but if all you have is a set of mirrors with the heating element, I'm not sure if the wiring harness for the regular power mirror would be enough or have the right connections to support a heating element too.

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I agree, pretty cool, just not sure how much a pain it will be to do, but do the mirrors come with the wiring harness? That would be a plug and play application not requiring too much modification, but you'd still have to splice into what's there, but if all you have is a set of mirrors with the heating element, I'm not sure if the wiring harness for the regular power mirror would be enough or have the right connections to support a heating element too.

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That is my question really is it just plug and play, the wiring harness is on the new mirror but I am unsure as to weather the power is available in the current wiring harness that is there for my current mirror. Guess I will have to buy and try to find out.
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Hey let us know if that works or not. Also if you don't have heated mirrors now, where would the on/off button for them be, or does it tie into the rear defrost?
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#1, it don't take a lot of current to run a heating system found in mirrors. The heating element only has to bring the temp up a few degrees to be effective. However, remember the Compass electronics packages and regulating circuitry are designed for MoPar accessories and the aftermarket variety are guesswork as to wether the computer will accept them and function properly. Just be aware that a replacement wiring harness for the one you fry is big bucks.
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#1, it don't take a lot of current to run a heating system found in mirrors. The heating element only has to bring the temp up a few degrees to be effective. However, remember the Compass electronics packages and regulating circuitry are designed for MoPar accessories and the aftermarket variety are guesswork as to wether the computer will accept them and function properly. Just be aware that a replacement wiring harness for the one you fry is big bucks.
Probably right I'll just ask the dealer if they can be ordered and installed and if they can I will try it on my own.
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