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    I downloaded the spec brochure from Vx for my 53 plate SRi Veccy, and it says it has heated door mirrors (with automatic cut off) as standard.

    How do you switch these on then?! I'm not sure mine has them

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    They heat up when you turn your heated rear window on .

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithi View Post
    They heat up when you turn your heated rear window on .
    ...that's what I thought, didn't seem to shift the rain from them though lol.

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    It can take a while to dry rain off them, but they do work eventually !

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    Quote Originally Posted by simac View Post
    It can take a while to dry rain off them, but they do work eventually !
    I thought the feature was to defog the windows, not dry rain off them.

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    They should feel warm to the touch when switched on.

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    I presume this is a cost cutting measure going back years from Vauxhall. On the old Cav's and Astra's the heated door mirror switch was always a separate button on the mirror adjust switch panel. Gradually in the late 90's that was done away with and then incorporated in the heated rear screen switch.

    Are most manufacturers this way now or do they still have separate switches?

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    Hi mate, sorry to hijack your thread a wee bit, but how do you download your brochure from VX?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeds vectra View Post
    I presume this is a cost cutting measure going back years from Vauxhall. On the old Cav's and Astra's the heated door mirror switch was always a separate button on the mirror adjust switch panel. Gradually in the late 90's that was done away with and then incorporated in the heated rear screen switch.

    Are most manufacturers this way now or do they still have separate switches?
    All the cars i've had with heated mirrors have been incorporated in the heated rear window switch apart from my old mk2 cav

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    My Astra G had separate switches for the rear screen (pulled out fan dial if I remember) and the heated mirror button was on the drivers door along with the adjustment switches.

    On my Astra H it became one button linked to the heated screen. Vx obviously assumed (and maybe also cost cutting) that if you needed to put on your heated mirrors you also needed to have your heated rear screen on. WRONG!!! lol Many a time all I wanted to do was put on the heated mirrors to clear the rain off and all I needed to do for the rear window was give it a swish of the wiper!

    David - as stickshift said, the mirrors will feel warm to the touch fairly quickly when they're turned on. If they don't then you've maybe got a broken element on the mirror (new mirror needed). If both aren't working then possibly a fuse.

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