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Sir Bean 11-08-2010 07:55 PM

Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
According to the manual, the side mirror defrost is activated along with the rear window defrost. I am curious if the little defrost symbols on the mirror are supposed to illuminate when its activated. I've turned on my window defrost and haven't seen anything in the little symbol on the mirror. Granted I only turned it on for 30 seconds since its not that cold yet to prevent any damage to the windows.

Thanks.

RMac 11-08-2010 08:06 PM

Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
No, they don't illuminate.

Marlin 11-08-2010 08:07 PM

Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
I doubt very much that they'd "light up".
My WK has the same feature with the same mirror icon, no lighting up, just turns on with demister.

JoeSchmoe007 11-08-2010 08:09 PM

Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
I don't think you can damage mirrors by turning it on at any temperature. I used it to de-fog mirrors/rear glass numerous times on my old ZJ

SvenskaJeepGuy 11-08-2010 08:12 PM

Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
it would be impossible to damage the glass from running the defroster, have no fear lol

nek121328 11-08-2010 08:22 PM

Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
Never have illuminated

RMac 11-08-2010 08:54 PM

Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Bean (Post 298194)
Granted I only turned it on for 30 seconds since its not that cold yet to prevent any damage to the windows.

Thanks.

The sun is much hotter than the heat function, and it hasn't melted any mirrors that I'm aware of.:D

Danco 11-08-2010 09:32 PM

Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
^^what he said^^

Sir Bean 11-09-2010 12:31 AM

Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
Thanks. I'm curious now, what the point of the little icon in the mirrors for then... to differenciate btw defrost and non-defrost mirrors?

J-rod 11-09-2010 01:06 AM

Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Bean (Post 298358)
Thanks. I'm curious now, what the point of the little icon in the mirrors for then... to differenciate btw defrost and non-defrost mirrors?

you got it

RMac 11-09-2010 06:49 PM

Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Bean (Post 298358)
Thanks. I'm curious now, what the point of the little icon in the mirrors for then... to differenciate btw defrost and non-defrost mirrors?

Yes... to (hopefully) prevent people from scraping them.

Depending on model, the mirrors also auto-dim. Wouldn't want to scape them up!

xjman 11-09-2010 10:12 PM

Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RMac (Post 298756)
Depending on model, the mirrors also auto-dim. Wouldn't want to scape them up!

I noticed that other drivers' headlights on the side mirrors no longer bother me, just like with the rear view mirror. My rear view mirror is auto-dim, does that mean that the side mirrors are the same?


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