Heated Mirrors

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Thanks, so how are they activated? Is it rear window defrost button?

I'm trying to figure out if a NZ spec 100 series has them.
 
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In my 2001 there is a heated mirror switch to the right of the rear defrost button. It kind of looks like a side view mirror but not the best depiction on the button.
 
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Before heated mirrors, a cheap napkin did the trick.

It's a bit hazardous trying to wipe the passengers mirror on the go though.;)

I didn't realise how good heated mirrors were until I bought a car that didn't have them. The owner of this 100 has found the same thing.

Scraaping* the ice off frozen mirrors in the morning isn't that bad (and it cleans them really well), it's not that often and I'm usually scraaping* the windscreen at the same time anyway. It's having them fog up when driving through a damp patch that's the annoying part.

*I've put two "a"s in scraap so the swear filter doesn't wrangle it to scraping.
 

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My 4R doesn't have heated mirrors, it does suck in the winter. I carry a spray can of windshield de-ice, those mirrors break easily when you try to break ice off them. They supposedly have a hydrophyllic coating to repel water, not sure if mine do.
 
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If you have access, you could check the wiring to see if they are pre-wired for the heaters and if so, then swap them out. If not, then the modification would be much greater.
 

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