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Unread 11-24-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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XJ Heated Mirror Swap?

Anybody have a write up or swapping out the base side mirrors for the fancy heated fellas? Winters on my doorstep in Minnesota and would love to keep the mirrors clear. Getting the actual mirrors off shouldn't be an issue, but I'm totally lose when it comes to the wiring of new switches.

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Unread 11-27-2012, 07:10 AM   #2
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I have them on my zj. The power wire to the heating elements( mirrors) is spliced into the rear window heater. Then runs to a fuse then to the mirrors. Of course all of this is after the switch and relay. When I get home to computer I can post the wiring schematic and that should help. That should give you an idea of how to wire it up.
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Unread 11-29-2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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If you have power mirrors and rear window defrost, the swap is plug and play. Get the complete mirror housing from the junkyard, and install it. Mirrors are held on the door by 3 small nuts.


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Unread 11-29-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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Lol what? I am 300 miles from the Arctic circle and have never felt the need or want for heated mirrors.
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Unread 11-29-2012, 04:41 PM   #5
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1. Tim thank you that's very helpful.
2. Hawaii heated mirrors are not only helpful the handful of days they ice over (we get ice storms more than I'd like) but they also help with condensation forming due to the foggy area I live. I can agree its not a very important upgrade, but I'd like the experience.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #6
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I wouldn't have put Hawaii on my lift of places that needed heated mirrors

I have them on mine, they come in handy a few times a year. Most options are installed on every vehicle anymore, regardless of whether or not you order it. So all the wiring etc should be in place, just have to swap over the hardware. Many options are actually totally installed, just not hooked up unless you pay for them. Much like the Wrangler gas tanks that are 5gallons less than those that pay for the larger tank. All done with the exact same tank, but a little bitty tube that keeps you from fill it all the way.
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