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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Side Mirror Problems (heated, auto-dimming, tilt)   Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:33 pm

Is it possible to add heated auto dimming mirrors to a car that only has auto dimming? I find it dumb that my car has every option EXCEPT heated mirrors.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Side Mirror Problems (heated, auto-dimming, tilt)   Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:49 pm

Michael,
I'm sure if you followed the proper GM wiring diagram for a Riv equipped with heated mirrors and then found a set of heated mirror glass from the junk yards you could do it.

Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to find used working heated mirror glass. The wiring part can always be done if your up to the task.

I have found it difficult to find replacement mirror glass with the heater elements in the past and even though my car came with heated mirrors I no longer have the heaters working due to failed mirrors and the availability of the replacement mirrors.

I haven't looked in the aftermarket for several years, but maybe there is a company producing the heated and tinted mirrors now. I just don't know. Maybe someone else has more current knowledge on the subject.

Good luck and hope someone jumps in with a source for these mirrors as I would be interested also.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Side Mirror Problems (heated, auto-dimming, tilt)   Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:21 am

Actually Michael, if you had read the previous pages of this thread, you would know why it is dumb to try to ADD HEAT to auto-dimming LCD mirrors... 20 years later they may have found a way, but there are MANY folks who have the LCD mirrors that have "gone gold" even without heaters.

Rick was being helpful, but if my own car is any proof - a '97 - Buick didn't combine heated & dimmable mirrors. I have 'cold' mirrors and auto-dimming for the rear-view & driver-side. Even without defrosters, my LH mirror is going gold because of years of heating & cooling from the atmosphere. My buddy has a Suburban WITH both heated & dimming mirrors, and that sucker died years ago.

Maybe somehow LEDs are gonna' be the solution? 80)
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Side Mirror Problems (heated, auto-dimming, tilt)   Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:15 pm

Eldo wrote:
Actually Michael, if you had read the previous pages of this thread, you would know why it is dumb to try to ADD HEAT to auto-dimming LCD mirrors...  20 years later they may have found a way, but there are MANY folks who have the LCD mirrors that have "gone gold" even without heaters.

Rick was being helpful, but if my own car is any proof - a '97 - Buick didn't combine heated & dimmable mirrors.  I have 'cold' mirrors and auto-dimming for the rear-view & driver-side.  Even without defrosters, my LH mirror is going gold because of years of heating & cooling from the atmosphere.  My buddy has a Suburban WITH both heated & dimming mirrors, and that sucker died years ago.

Maybe somehow LEDs are gonna' be the solution?   80)

My Riv had heated/auto dim driver side exterior mirror. It did not go gold until I had to start parking the car outdoors during the day, in 2009 (where I worked up to mid 2009 had a covered parking ramp) . Then it went pretty quickly.

I got a replacement which I will install at some point. Right now the gold does not seem to be an issue although the autodim would help for night driving.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Side Mirror Problems (heated, auto-dimming, tilt)   Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:36 pm

I guess they didn't try combining till '98...
Come to think of it, my friend's 'Burban is a '99.
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