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Retrofit heated wing mirrors??

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Turborat, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Turborat

    Turborat Active Member

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    Hi,

    I now have a 2017 FR 184 Tech Pack which has folding, but not heated mirrors (no heated symbol on mirror adjusting switch) and wondered if it was possible, what would be required to add heated feature to the mirrors?

    Thanks

    TR
     
  2. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    I thought all Leon’s had heated folding mirrors...
     
  3. Wastedagen

    Wastedagen Active Member

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    I don't think mine has a symbol to be honest. I would've thought all cars nowadays have heated wing mirrors.

    On mine to activate, I just push the little round knob forward.. It springs back and wing mirrors should start to heat up....
     
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  4. Turborat

    Turborat Active Member

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    I'll give that a go in the morning and see if that works. Just I've seen some pictures of switches with a heating element symbol to the top right but I'll see in the morning!!

    Thanks

    TR
     
  5. Wastedagen

    Wastedagen Active Member

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    I just had a quick look in the car and, sorry, I stand corrected.

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    Mine does show a symbol. But like I said just push the round knob forward.
     
  6. rcwsr

    rcwsr Active Member

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    I didn't realise mine had heated mirrors until I read a similar thread on here. You can't see the symbol from the drivers seat!
     
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  7. Turborat

    Turborat Active Member

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    Unfortunately Mine is a different switch to yours.

    I decided to turn it to the top right setting (no symbol on switch) and hey presto, the mirrors heated up fine??

    Thanks for your help guys.

    TR
     
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  8. Zer0

    Zer0 Active Member

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    That was a cheap upgrade :)
     
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  9. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    Wonder if the symbol had worn off.
     
  10. zeffania

    zeffania Active Member

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    More likely the installer ballsed up, cannot see how you can even rub it off, such a weird position for it to be caught.
     
  11. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    But why would a switch without the symbol, even have that position on it, let alone have the wiring/contacts etc underneath?
     
  12. zeffania

    zeffania Active Member

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    I have seen LHD controls fitted before on a RHD, I am sure it was on here so they were upside down :lol: Anything is possible with humans. If you think, the button is everything, the cover is just a cover and applied afterwards as it is part of the arm rest
     
  13. Rooster

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    I did a job for a guy with an old Mondeo some time back, he said "the electric windows don't work" turns out some body had fitted the whole switch block upside down in the door!
     
  14. Bendy

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    After having my car for 15 months (and a winter), thanks to this thread, I have just learnt I have heated mirrors! Thanks guys!

    My switch has 2 symbols above though, top right looks like heated windows, top left looks like folding mirrors. Do I still just push it forward?
     
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  15. Bedlam

    Bedlam Active Member

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    Just set to top right postion, heated mirrors (or windows as you called them)
     
  16. Kirky

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    I was the same. Damo had to show me.
     
  17. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    Yeah, just leave it in the 2 oclock position all the time. Occasionally i switch to L when I need to see the kerb when reversing, but otherwise its left in the heated position all the time. Manual says it turns off after a short while so no over heating :)
     
  18. SRGTD

    SRGTD Active Member

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    It makes me smile when I read that someone has discovered a feature they didn’t know they had in their car after a fairly lengthy period of ownership :).

    I do make a point of going through the owners manual when I get a new car. It’s definitely not the most exciting read, or user-friendly book - if you’re having problems sleeping, it’s a good bedtime read! Is it sad that I do this? Maybe, but if I’ve spent a fairly sizeable sum of money on a car, I want to know what features it’s got and how they work, so I can make full use of them, rather than discover something new some months after getting the car that I could’ve benefited from.

    Lots of owners don’t bother reading the manual though, judging by the ‘things I’ve just discovered about my car’ threads on many forums!
     
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  19. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    My favourite is the place to put the fuel cap,so many people just let it dangle on the paint work :D
     
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  20. Bendy

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    Thanks for the info and replies. It is freezing here in the mornings, so I shall try them out tomorrow!

    I have never noticed the symbols above the adjuster nob, they are out of view when in the drivers seat. I must admit I have never read any of my car manuals page to page, but I try to read the main stuff!
     

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