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Heated Wing Mirrors ?

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hi everyone,

i have been looking through the forum but could not find the answer to my question, so thought i would ask for your help.

my is200se "y" reg has very hot wing mirrors, i have owned the car from new and never noticed this before, just that i was stuck in bad traffic on saturday, when i rested my arm out of the window i felt how hot the wing mirrors were. now i have read about that older models had the mirrors working from the ignition, which mine do, but surely they may be powered but don't the just heat when the temp is cold? eg some kind of temperature device to turn heating elements on and off, as whats the point in heating the mirror when it's not frozen / ice n it?

well thanks in advance

richard

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Think the old ones were always on, whereas the newer ones are controlled via the rear window heater button, which is modified to also show that it operates the heated wing mirrors - there was a thread somewhere, I'll try and find it

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Think the old ones were always on, whereas the newer ones are controlled via the rear window heater button, which is modified to also show that it operates the heated wing mirrors - there was a thread somewhere, I'll try and find it

thanks for the fast reply, i have seem that thread, but what i meant is i understand the heated mirrors on my car dont work frm the demist swith, and they alway have power when the car is on, but dont lexus have a thermostat device so that the dont heat all the time?

if no thermostat has anyone out there modded their mirrors so they dont always heat?

thanks

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thanks again, for your reply.

just for info, i called lexus last friday and asked them, told that they did not know, so transfered me to my local dealership, when i spoke to service department they said they did not know, they would speak to the workshop nd phone me back. half hour later phone rings, they told me they where now sure so i would have to take it to the workshop and they could look at it.

strange no one at lexus knows, thankyou for forums like this!

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thanks again, for your reply.

just for info, i called lexus last friday and asked them, told that they did not know, so transfered me to my local dealership, when i spoke to service department they said they did not know, they would speak to the workshop nd phone me back. half hour later phone rings, they told me they where now sure so i would have to take it to the workshop and they could look at it.

strange no one at lexus knows, thankyou for forums like this!

not really :tsktsk:

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