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Old 09-28-2011, 11:14 AM
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Upgrade to Heated Mirrors

Is it possible to upgrade your non heated mirrors to heated . If so how did you do it ?
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:50 PM
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You will need to buy the heated mirrors. If heated mirrors were offered on your truck, you just need to plug in the new mirrors. If you have 99-04 when heated mirrors were not offered you will need to make a new connection for the heat feature. You can just wire it to an "accessory on" wire, as that is how Ford has it wired.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:08 PM
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X2 on the mirror purchase. I retroed heated power tow mirrors onto my 05 F250SD that came with manual paddle mirrors. Just had to make a JY visit to harvest some plugs and a switch then run the wires, my heated is on a switch so I can control when they are on.
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we need some more info about your truck: year, power or manual mirrors, paddle or tow mirrors. just general info
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:39 PM
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ive been thinking of doing power tow mirrors on mine that came with manual tow. 2000 350, doesnt sound too hard?
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Thanks for all of you guys Help. My truck is 06 F250 xlt it has power towing mirrors alredy. I thought it could be done
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do your mirrors have turn signals? if so i'm pretty sure they are already heated
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You will need to buy the heated mirrors. If heated mirrors were offered on your truck, you just need to plug in the new mirrors. If you have 99-04 when heated mirrors were not offered you will need to make a new connection for the heat feature. You can just wire it to an "accessory on" wire, as that is how Ford has it wired.
My 2003 came with heated towing mirrors.
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Well, I was not planning on putting heated mirrors on for a while, but my dad was over for a few days providing moral support while I installed my new Red-Head steering gear and power steering pump; to make a long story short, when taking the truck for a test drive, I backed my passenger side mirror into his camper that was pulled close to the driveway to allow him to step straight onto the drive...

I found a pair of power, heated, with signals towing mirrors: PartsTrain.com - Hard to Find Auto Parts and Truck Parts -

The drivers side is $100, the passenger $126, with 5% buy now discount they are about $233 shipped.

P.S.: The steering gear and pump got my truck steering like new! Not all is bad news.

Anyone know of a better deal out there?
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is there a easy harnesss to find and swap out, i had power paddle mirrors and found heated power with signal light from o6 towing mirrots , thats why i did the swap. my power mirrors worked everything plugged in but no heat or signal lights. is there a easy fix or just leave alone?
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is there a easy harnesss to find and swap out, i had power paddle mirrors and found heated power with signal light from o6 towing mirrots , thats why i did the swap. my power mirrors worked everything plugged in but no heat or signal lights. is there a easy fix or just leave alone?
Your probably going to have to run seperate wires for the signal and heat, you could put the heat on a switch so it only comes on when you need it and the signals you will have to tap into the turn signal wires.
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do the signal on lights just signal or do they actually have a park light on them to
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on my 03 they have a parking light on them two so you will have to run that wire too.
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If anyone puts on new mirrors on their truck...if they come with the square to round connector to install on older 99-02 trucks, I'd appreciate it if you could PM or email me. I'm looking for a set of adapters, especially if someone isn't using theirs.

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