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They should be connected to the rear defogger switch. It's how the older models used to work, and it's how I wired my heated mirrors.
 

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I always thought they automatically activated when you started the engine for 15 minutes or so (and if the temperature was below freezing)

If I wanted to install heated mirrors on my XLT, how hard would it be (and how hard would the dent be in my wallet)?
 

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I ordered mine from Muth (they're also signal mirrors) and they cost around $200. The instructions include which lines to tap into for the signals, but they recommend a separately sold switch module for the heated mirrors. Since the defrost system was already designed to handle the load of heated mirrors, I tapped directly into those lines instead. Installation took me about an hour.
 

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ophiruchus said:
I always thought they automatically activated when you started the engine for 15 minutes or so (and if the temperature was below freezing)

If I wanted to install heated mirrors on my XLT, how hard would it be (and how hard would the dent be in my wallet)?
I don't have that feature, I always have to start my car and turn it on. It's not a "button" so I can't even activate it at night before (remote start baby!!), fortunately it's very effective so it works quickly. I would assume that the car would have to be able to know that it's below freezing??

I looked at the MUTH mirrors, I wanted integrated signals in the mirror, and even with my already wired heated mirrors I just decided it wasn't worth the $200.
 
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