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#1 sung121

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:22 PM

Hi everyone,

Ive got a 2008 Focus that doesnt come with heated side mirror
i was just wondering if anyone on here have done that before and can give me a clue if that will work or not?

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#2 Mr Singh

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:22 AM

are you sure you dont have heated mirrors fitted already?

the way to test if they are fitted is to switch the rear heated screen on and then feel the mirrors to see if they are getting warm

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:41 PM

I'm sure they are fitted?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:31 PM

tried today, switched on the heated rear screen
cant feel any heat from either the mirror or the rear screen,
after a while of waiting the fog on the rear screen cleared. (still cant feel anything)
but the water droplet on the mirror is still there.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

Put your registration into etis and you'll know for sure.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

it wont get hot hot, it'll get warm enough to notice the temp but it sounds like you dont have them fitted... and if its anything like my question about retro fitting power fold, its a big, hard job

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:00 PM

If you pull the plastic cover off the mirror ( may be a bit tough ) you can then see the wiring in the mirror. If its heated there will be two wires attached to the mirror.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:45 PM

Put your registration into etis and you'll know for sure.


when i check on etis, it said '' Dual Power Mirrors-Manual Fold Back ''
what does that means? not heated?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:20 AM

Yes.
Basically that means electric mirror adjustment but manual folding, no heated mirrors- soz.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:33 AM

Do you only get the heated mirrors if you also have the heated front screen (i.e. the Zetec Climate) or do cars without the heated front screen get the heated mirrors also?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:48 AM

I don't have heated windscreen but I do have heated mirrors.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

Do you only get the heated mirrors if you also have the heated front screen (i.e. the Zetec Climate) or do cars without the heated front screen get the heated mirrors also?


Heated mirror is standard on all trim apart from studio, which is the one i got :(
heated mirror on studio trim is optional...

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

Yes.
Basically that means electric mirror adjustment but manual folding, no heated mirrors- soz.


oops... anyway thanks for telling me about etis :)

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

Welcome as always

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