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In Topic: Puzzled About Mirror

04 November 2014 - 05:10 PM

Hi all,


Earlier this year I bought a late 59 plate 1.6 Zetec. It cleared all pre-purchase checks etc. and has had no problems...except for one, which puzzles me:


I noticed that when the rear heater is on the driver's door mirror demists as expected, but the passenger door mirror doesn't, so at the weekend I took a look (thinking there was maybe a problem with the heater element in the mirror) only to find that the mirror glass is plain and there's no wiring for a heated one.  I assumed that both mirrors would be heated (they were on my Mk I) so hence the title of this topic.


I'm wondering if, perhaps, the original mirror housing had been clobbered and replaced with a plain, non-heated motorised one, or would it have been like that from the factory?  It seems a bit odd (and not a little inconvenient) to not have the passenger door mirror heated.  That said, I've seen an advert for a heated  passenger door mirror assembly with the interesting words

  • Mirror Has: No Temp Sensor

So perhaps mine is intentionally not heated so as not to affect a temperature sensor?  I haven't got a Haynes manual for the car yet so I've not been able to check the wiring diagram (though I do have the full schematic that someone kindly posted on this site)


Any suggestions/advice would be most welcome




Hi Paul, I've a Ghia trim MK2 & both mirrors are heated & demist.

In Topic: Heated Door Mirror

04 November 2014 - 05:07 PM

Hi, Just curious about the "heated door mirrors", how and when do these work??? Now its getting a bit frosty out in the mornings these days I am wondering how these work, are they automatically operated or do they heat up slightly when I put the heating on for the windscreen and rear screen??? Many thanks James


For cars that have them on Ford's they activate when the quickclear windscreen is turned on, not the rear demister.

In Topic: Weird Braking Feeling

06 August 2014 - 09:10 PM

I just thought I'd update as there is nothing worse than someone asking for advice on a problem & not updating once sorted.  It turns out the front left ABS was sending no data back at all so all sorted for £30!  :D  I guess me accidentally smashing the front left up & over a kerb might have had something to do with the sensor failing, lol.  Oh well all's well that ends well.

In Topic: Focus 1.8 Tdci Problems

06 July 2014 - 08:38 PM

Hi mate, it really does sound like the ECU is artificially limiting/capping your RPM.  I take it you haven't had any warning lights on the dashboard, incidentally when it hits the cap does the red arrow (rev limiter) light on the dash?