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My both exterior mirrors are always very hot even when the air it is 77 º F, Does anyone have the same problem?

hi mines exactly the same always hot this is this normal i think that it was only the early cars operated by switch

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If your car is pre 2001 then the heated mirrors are on all the time. You'll be able to tell as the rear window heater switch only has a picture of the rear window on it, whereas later cars have the rear window and door mirror on it as it controlled both.

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Yes, the rear window heater switch only has a picture of the rear window on it.

It's a useless waste of energy :crying:

Do you think that if I change the heather switch then it will work like post-2001?

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If your car is pre 2001 then the heated mirrors are on all the time.

Didn't know about that either, and yes it does appear to be a waste of energy considering how hot they get... <_<

Carles, have a look at the following thread, it may not be possible to change the heater switch easily:

http://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=54723&view=findpost&p=600523

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Yeah it's really silly that it's on all the time, no idea how they thought that was a good idea!

I'm not sure if it's a case of just swapping the switch, as I have no idea if the wiring is different. However I can't imagine it being that hard to fit a switch somewhere or even somehow wire it into the existing window switch if you're good with electrics.

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Thank you very much for your answers.

Maybe find the fuse or relay and disconnect is a temporary solution until the next winter.

I'll try and I'll let you know.

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There are two part n# for the relay heated mirror (not for fuse), -->01 90987-02012 and 02--> 90987-02020

http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/p_E_2002_LEXUS_IS200~300_GXE10L-AEPVKW_8401.5.html

http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/p_E_1999_LEXUS_IS200~300_GXE10L-AEPVKW_8401.5.html

Maybe changing the relay then it would works :unsure:

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