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Old 26th January 2005
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Question Heated Door Mirror

I've just bought a 900 convertible (1992 T16S UK model) and I'd like to know if the drivers door mirror heated ?

The door mirror looks identical to the one on a 9000 I once had that was heated, and it is different to the 3 dr 900 mirrors

If its heated then I'll fix it because it doesn't defrost when I put the HRW on

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I don't think any UK C900 had heated mirrors.
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The mirror body is the same (or nearly). A heated mirror depends on the glass only (well, you do need wiring too) which will have a defroster symbol etched into the glass. My '90 vert doesn't have heated mirrors.

If you want heated mirrors in any 900, you need to obtain the glasses from a 9000 and route wiring from the rear screen demister relay under the back seat to the mirrors themselves. You can ground the heaters within the door... Does anyone know if the 900s have wiring already in place for heated mirrors?
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Yep, apperenty heated mirrors was an option for the c900. As mine '91 main harnes is prewire. In both front wings there is a yellow in the harness of the other door wires.
And, indeed it seems 9000, 900 used the same mirror glass. Got two 9000 heated mirros tht fit in the housing of my 900, but off course I can't connect the heater.
Tried it once, but its very very difficult to get 2 wires from the bracket, which is attached to the door, to the mirror housing itself.

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does anybody know why it seems to be common for the electricts not to work on the driver's side mirror?!?! both my 89' have heated mirrors and power mirrors and only the passenger side has power...any common issues with this, very annoying not to have heated and power on one side!!
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I have read somewhere that you can fit 9000 door mirror glass (as its heated) into the body of a C900 door mirror..same size glass

& wire the heater elements up to the rear window demister...

this is on my things to do list


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me too now..... its a top idea
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I had the same idea.
You just fold the mirror to the window and look at were the wires come from and go to.
Let's see if you still want to do it.

If you suceed: Pics please!

I want to have heated mirrors too, but at the moment, I wait till I find complte heated mirror units. Estimate to route the extra wiring as bit too tricky.
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Chaps, did any of you get this working?

Is the wiring in place already? If so, where does it terminate, and what's needed other than the 9000 heated mirror glass to complete it?

Sounds like a really useful mod.
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does anybody know why it seems to be common for the electricts not to work on the driver's side mirror?!?! both my 89' have heated mirrors and power mirrors and only the passenger side has power...any common issues with this, very annoying not to have heated and power on one side!!
its probably because of this




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does anybody know why it seems to be common for the electricts not to work on the driver's side mirror?!?! both my 89' have heated mirrors and power mirrors and only the passenger side has power...any common issues with this, very annoying not to have heated and power on one side!!
It's because it's looked at most often and from the closest up, it wears them out prematurely.

Actually I assume it's because the drivers side door is usually the most often used, all the extra jarring from opening and shutting the door, as well as working the wires back and forth, takes a toll on them without doubt.

You guys didn't get the heated mirrors? I would have thought in the colder regions that would have been standard. I we had them 88+ over here, I don't think they were on the base models though.
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I installed the heated mirrors into my old '87 and wired them into the rear window defroster. I used a fish tape to run the wires into the existing rubber bellows between the door and body (where the other wires are already there). Probably took 30 minutes total.
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there are plenty of heated mirrors on cars of all places in phoenix. I was gonna take a set as mine move at high speeds. I just couldn't find the yellow wire in mine though.
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I have heated mirrors in my 1990 spg. I just changed the mirror and mirror housing on it and it no longer works and it is a heated mirror. I took it apart and i realized that the wire connectors are very rusted and the wires are brittle. SO i taped them up and cleaned the connectors and they now work. You have to be very carefull taking the inside mirror panel off. as to not break the lil plastic rivets holding it in. Once that is off you unbolt the two torq screws and the mirror and all the wiring is exposed.
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