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Heated mirrors not as strong as it should?


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#1 OFFLINE   acck

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 02:17 PM

I'm not sure if my heated mirrors are working properly or just weak. Anyone has the same issue?

 

It's not defrosting the side mirrors as fast as it should (at least compared to my SUV)

 

Is it just me being impatient or it's just a weak heater?

 

I have a 2014 Cmax Energi.









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#2 OFFLINE   timwil56

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 02:16 AM

The heated mirrors have nothing to do with the heater. Behind the mirror is an electronic heating element that serpentines across the back side of the mirror. There's always a chance there's a manufacturing flaw and not working properly. The mirror should be fairly warm to the touch after it's been on a few minutes, surely a warranty item if not.



#3 OFFLINE   ls973800

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 07:11 AM

Do you have your rear window defroster turned on when you are trying to use the heated mirrors?  The mirrors only heat if the rear defroster is turned on.  If you only run the rear defroster for a few minutes and then shut it off, the mirrors will also shut off.



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Posted 22 November 2015 - 07:44 AM

Do you have your rear window defroster turned on when you are trying to use the heated mirrors?  The mirrors only heat if the rear defroster is turned on.  If you only run the rear defroster for a few minutes and then shut it off, the mirrors will also shut off.

The 2013 Owner's Guide also states The feature will turn off automatically after several minutes, or when you switch the ignition off.


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#5 OFFLINE   acck

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 09:25 AM

I will test it for a few minutes and see if it gets warm.

 

I'm not sure if the heating element conforms to the temperature of the climate control - it could be it's not turning warm enough because the cabin temp was not warmer.

For my Acura SUV, I noticed this is the case.



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Posted 22 November 2015 - 02:50 PM

Looks like it's working, warmed up pretty rapidly.










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