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Old 10-11-2010, 01:48 PM
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5th gen heated mirror problems

ok so this is my 3ed 5th gen prelude and its the first one i had that the heated mirror button lit up when i pushed it


not it does not come on at all ? any one know of a common problem with the heated mirrors ? or any help ?



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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

could be a switch, could be a relay, could be a short in the mirror itself or a shorted wire. the only way to tell is to get out a volt/ohm meter and start testing.
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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

yeah thats what i was thinking but since this has been in 3 different ludes i though there might be a common problem
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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

all the things I listed are possibilities and common problems with any simple electric circuit. start troubleshooting so we can help.
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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

will do !
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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

ok so i tested the mirrors today , i am getting power to the switch, at least to the circuit bored,
there is also an lid light under the switch what are the odds that its just the led bulb burnt out and they are working ?

have not really had any frosty days so not sure if there working or not . is there any way i can tell if they are working if there is not frost on the mirrors ?
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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

turn them on, hold your hand up to it and see how warm it gets. try changing the bulb.
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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

i tried that and never really felt it get warm , change the led bulb ? cause its just a tiny diode on the "mother board " i just dont want to risk messing any thing else up
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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

Yes it is a common problem with the heated mirror button. I have had 2 of them go on me. I am so happy that I finally fixed it last night. All you need to do it to take it apart with a small screwdriver (take out the screw and be careful not to break the clips) and bend a metal piece further up which acts as a spring. Once you do that then the metal piece will make proper contact with the micro switch. Over time that metal piece gets flattened and does not make proper contact with the switch. So the developing symptom of this problem would be having to hold the button down further before the LED would come on. Since you have it opened, I would also suggest to stretch the actual spring to make the button have more rebound.

Hope this helps you resolve the problem!

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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

niice ! m gonna go try it right now ill let you know how it turns out
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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

yeah just tried it and didnt work so i took it all apart right down to the switch and its the little copper piece under the switch so i just need a new one


but thats for the reply smoking ! it got me off my ass and finally take it apart lol
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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

You are getting close, bend the copper piece under the switch upward. The bottom of the copper piece should be hitting a micro switch. Then the top of the copper piece touches the plastic switch button which you press.
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You are getting close, bend the copper piece under the switch upward. The bottom of the copper piece should be hitting a micro switch. Then the top of the copper piece touches the plastic switch button which you press.
I also have an extra side mirror switch with heated mirror button. Tried and Tested so it is guaranteed to work. if anyone would like to purchase it for $20+shipping, let me know. I can also take a picture to prove that it all works perfectly.
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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

Im having the sam problem. Its just too damn cold to work on atm so keep us updated when you do fix it ^_^
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Re: 5th gen heated mirror problems

are lude heated mirrors OEM?
...i'd like some

good luck fixing them though :]
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I also have an extra side mirror switch with heated mirror button. Tried and Tested so it is guaranteed to work. if anyone would like to purchase it for $20+shipping, let me know. I can also take a picture to prove that it all works perfectly.
I am looking for this switch actually. If you still have it, send me a PM or an email at h i m u r a 3 5 7 at g m a i l . c o m and I will pick it up off of you.

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Yes it is a common problem with the heated mirror button. I have had 2 of them go on me. I am so happy that I finally fixed it last night. All you need to do it to take it apart with a small screwdriver (take out the screw and be careful not to break the clips) and bend a metal piece further up which acts as a spring. Once you do that then the metal piece will make proper contact with the micro switch. Over time that metal piece gets flattened and does not make proper contact with the switch. So the developing symptom of this problem would be having to hold the button down further before the LED would come on. Since you have it opened, I would also suggest to stretch the actual spring to make the button have more rebound.

Hope this helps you resolve the problem!

Thanks a lot man, before this thread i never even knew the heated mirror button had a light I just assumed I the heated mirrors sucked =p pulled out the switch and bent the copper tab up and they work! Awesome!
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