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Old 03 Jun 2006, 01:45 am
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i had to replace my mirrors on my 03gt with new ones that have the heated element on them. i was wondering how i would hook up the heated element to my system. where would i run the power line to? the defroster switch? my car does not currently have them on it. any ideas would be helpful.
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Old 04 Jun 2006, 11:48 pm
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believe on 03 they hook up to exsisting harness in leased in the states they do
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Old 07 Jun 2006, 02:18 pm
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How many amps? By running off defroster, you may overload fuse/wiring.
Get a relay (radio shack) - take a separate power feed from the battery, put in an inline fuse, and wire the relay to the rear defroster switch so when you switch on rear defroster, relay closes & sends power to mirror heat.
Pos of battery -> inline fuse -> contacts of relay -> mirror(s).
Rear window defroster switch -> coil of relay.
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Old 07 Jun 2006, 07:40 pm
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i put the heated ones on my wifes 04 and there is no where to hook them up in the harness
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Old 09 Jun 2006, 09:10 am
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Don’t believe the myth about the 03`s. I have a 03 and purchased the mirrors and found that the proper wiring was not there. You have to run a wire to the defroster switch.
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