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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Heated mirror turn off

I have read until my eyes are burning here for days, but still cannot find the mod here.
I have an 06 F250 and I want to use one of my upfitter switches to turn off my heated mirrors. The reason why is my tires flip water unto the mirrors and than that become full of water spots, so bad you cannot see out of them.
So does someone know which wire needs to be switched to do this?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 06:16 PM
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I believe they are temp. controlled, in the summer I dont believe they come on...shutting them of in the winter might make the water spots turn to ice living in WI...that would be tough to see thru also.....:shrug: I know from experience driving a semi you definately want your heated mirrors on in the rain so it dries the rain on the mirrors.....:IMO..its easier to see through water spots than a wet mirror....

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On my 03 I never had this problem with water spots and they were not heated, with these they are almost impossible to see once the water has dried on them. I think if the water would evaperate it wouldnt be that bad.

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Heated Mirrors

Just pull the fuse. It would be nice to have them set up to turn on and off with one of the upfitter switches. It is true they are on all the time. Outside Temp has no bearing on their function.
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in F series they are indeed on all the time. the only way to kill em is either do what poneyxpres said and pull the fuse or splice in a switch. i THINK (not sure) in excursions they have a switch
seeing after water is on em and they are powered is next to impossible
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I wired up a set of heated Excursion mirrors to my truck. They are indeed on all the time. You can splice into the heater element wire and put them on a switch. I did. I would think that if you can figure out what color wire runs the heater element you can cut and splice an upfitter switch to do it.
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I have mine wired up to one of my upfitters and they work great and are on when I want them to be.

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