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Old 01-13-2014, 12:21 PM
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Angry Passenger mirror defrost not working

Okay guys, here's the deal. My passenger side mirror defrost stopped working and is getting pretty annoying with all the snow/ice that's been happening recently.

When I engage the defrost button on the center dash control, the light lights up and my driver's side mirror and the rear window will both defrost, but the passenger side doesn't do anything. It used to work!

I took apart the door panel and checked to make sure all the connections were engaged (they were), but I pulled them all apart and cleaned them (even though they didn't look like they needed it). Unfortunately, this has not solved the issue.

I'm unsure which wire harness in the door controls what and i do have a multimeter that I can check whatever needs to be checked with; I just need some advice on where to start.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:19 PM
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Re: Passenger mirror defrost not working

66 views and no responses? I'm astounded.
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This happened to me with the drivers side mirror. I just replaced the glass and it worked fine. It's less likely that the connections are bad. If you have checked the fuses then I would say try replacing the glass. It's not very expensive for my auto dim heated glass I paid like 30 dollars.
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Re: Passenger mirror defrost not working

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This happened to me with the drivers side mirror. I just replaced the glass and it worked fine. It's less likely that the connections are bad. If you have checked the fuses then I would say try replacing the glass. It's not very expensive for my auto dim heated glass I paid like 30 dollars.
Nice, it will probably be cheaper because I don't think the passenger side auto-dims, only the driver's side is supposed to. Thanks for the advice, it's going on the "to-fix" list. How does the removal/installation procedure work?
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Nice, it will probably be cheaper because I don't think the passenger side auto-dims, only the driver's side is supposed to. Thanks for the advice, it's going on the "to-fix" list. How does the removal/installation procedure work?
This does a better job of explaining then I probably could, it's the guide I used:

http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_side_mirrors.htm
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This does a better job of explaining then I probably could, it's the guide I used:

Jeep Grand Cherokee WK - Side mirror glass replacement
Thanks for the link, don't know why I didn't check WKJeeps on my own volition. Where'd you snag your mirror replacement for $30? J4J want's $60 before shipping...

WK Mirror Glass
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Thanks for the link, don't know why I didn't check WKJeeps on my own volition. Where'd you snag your mirror replacement for $30? J4J want's $60 before shipping...

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rockauto has it for 36 dollars.
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rockauto has it for 36 dollars.
Got it for $30 shipped on Amazon!

Amazon.com: Dorman 56263 HELP!-Look! Passenger Side Heated Plastic Backed Mirror Glass: Automotive
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Nice find! Hopefully it solves the issue for you.
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rockauto has it for 36 dollars.
+1 for rockauto.com. got my replacement bumper parts for 300. Most of that was shipping
I think replacing the glass is the fix.
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Re: Passenger mirror defrost not working

Update: installed the new Dorman brand glass today. It took all of about 30 seconds with the proper trim pry bar. unfortunately I won't be able to tell if it works until we get ice/snow/rain next!
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