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post #16 of 50 Old 11-14-2008, 05:17 AM
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Good luck on the project...save or note all the info and do a write up for us...

Also, did not know pick-ups could be had with rear window defrost...

Also, can standard large/towing mirrors be converted to heated with the right parts or does the mirror have to be heated from the get-go?
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post #17 of 50 Old 11-14-2008, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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I will write up a tutorial when I'm done. Technically, you could take a mirror without heat and add some heat tape to the back and wire it up, but it will never function as well as one that comes with it. You may also run the risk of melting the plastic backing on the mirror which will cause the mirror to break. They don't use heat resistant plastic on the mirrors unless they are heated from the factory. So I wouldn't recommend that route.
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pic coming in 4 minutes im just running outside to take it.


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Thanx Mystake, for the pic. I owe you a beer! There are only 2 relay positions that I don't already have, so it has to be one of them. The PDC looks exactly the same as mine also. I sure could use a pic of a PDC from a Dakota with heated mirrors just to confirm. Anyone?....Anyone?
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Holy Crap! I'm a complete idiot! After looking closely at the picture that Mystake posted, I realized that there was a relay, located at the very top of the picture, that I don't have in my PDC. All the other relays are located at the other end of the PDC, so I guess I just never noticed it. It's one of the bigger square relays, not the smaller rectangular relays. It is labeled "EBL Relay". I decided to do a google search to find out what an EBL relay is, and guess what I found?

"EBL stands for Electric Back Light (rear window defogger)"

And I have the terminals for this relay already! I immediately went to the auto parts store and purchased the relay and installed it. I'm not 100% sure yet (because it was actually warm out today), but I think the heated mirrors are working! I'll let everyone know for sure tomorrow after I've had more time to test it.
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Thanx Mystake, for the pic. I owe you a beer! There are only 2 relay positions that I don't already have, so it has to be one of them. The PDC looks exactly the same as mine also. I sure could use a pic of a PDC from a Dakota with heated mirrors just to confirm. Anyone?....Anyone?

Fax it to me!


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Old thread I know. But I want to get the bigger towing mirrors that are heated. Is the relay, and the climate control panel with a heated mirror button all thats needed? I noticed a blue (i think) plug on the door when I was installing my new speakers and that got me wondering if its already wired up for heated mirrors only without the button and a relay/fuse.

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Installing Heated Mirrors

The power heated mirrors use the same connector as the power mirrors without heat. You need to install a relay in the fuse box under the hood, in the spot labeled "EBL Relay"(which is the closest one to the motor). Then you have to install the heater control that has the defrost button on it. This also uses the same connector as the one without the defrost button. Everything appears to be in place to get this to work but it didn't for me. I did however notice that the contact points for the relay were all rusty and corroded. I was going to clean them off and try again but I ran into another problem with the truck (rear bearings) and ended up trading it in before I got the chance. It should work. Good Luck.
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Old thread, new owner

Has anyone successfully done this modification? I took my door panel off the other day and i saw a plug up towards the mirror it has two wires going to it, would be this be a heated mirror plug or is that all wrapped up in the main mirror connector?

I bought the mirrors mostly for the additional 19 square inches of mirror surface, but if i could get the heated mirrors working, that would be great

Side question: anyone ever install a rear window defogger successfully too? Thought i might look into it since i am going to be messing with it anyway.
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anyone get the heated mirrors working?
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anyone get the heated mirrors working?
Thanks to no one's help on here, i did infact get them working. All i did was replace the mirrors with the heated 6x9s and the heater/ac control unit and i added a relay to the EBL spot. When i first put power to it, the defroster light blinked for 20 seconds, i don't know if it was testing the computer or what. But it stopped blinking and i pushed the button and i waited a few minutes and i could tell both mirrors were getting pretty warm.

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You will have to go to the dealer or a junkyard to get the rear defroster on the window. There is a way to do it yourself but IDK where you can find the electroconducting paint in large enough quantities to do this plus the connections for both sides.

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Thanks to no one's help on here, i did infact get them working. All i did was replace the mirrors with the heated 6x9s and the heater/ac control unit and i added a relay to the EBL spot. When i first put power to it, the defroster light blinked for 20 seconds, i don't know if it was testing the computer or what. But it stopped blinking and i pushed the button and i waited a few minutes and i could tell both mirrors were getting pretty warm.


I'm sure you figured where to add the relay all on your own without the help of anyone in this thread.

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You will have to go to the dealer or a junkyard to get the rear defroster on the window. There is a way to do it yourself but IDK where you can find the electroconducting paint in large enough quantities to do this plus the connections for both sides.
Check this out..

http://www.frostfighter.com/prt2600.htm

Complete DIY defroster grid kit. Only thing is, I don't know how you would install it on the slider window. The outer sides would be easy, the slider would be a nightmare.



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I'm sure you figured where to add the relay all on your own without the help of anyone in this thread.
I actually got the idea from here , it was a good idea because with the towing i do, i wanted the bigger mirrors too.

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Check this out..

http://www.frostfighter.com/prt2600.htm

Complete DIY defroster grid kit. Only thing is, I don't know how you would install it on the slider window. The outer sides would be easy, the slider would be a nightmare.
Fortunately for me in this situation, I don't have a rear sliding window. I would like one in other instances though.

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