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installing heated power mirror

I would like to replace a non heated power mirror with a heated one on my 2004 RAV. Is the wiring already factory installed that heats the glass? I believe the rear defroster button turns on the mirrors so that no additional switches are needed, true?
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Yes, that's how it works on mine, the mirrors heat when the defrost is on - no separate button. I would guess that the wiring is there, just like the fog light wiring on models that didn't have fog lights, but I don't know for sure.
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thanks steve, i'll do some further checking with my dealer on the wiring. it would be great if it's been pre-wired.
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Please keep us posted. I didnt even know this was an option!
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Did you find out how to replace a non-heated with a heated?
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Please keep us posted. I didnt even know this was an option!
I finally bought a heated mirror to replace my non heated one. I installed yesterday and it works. the factory wiring is already in place. just plug it in.
I've ordered a heated mirror to replace my drivers side mirror, too. My Rav is an 04 and i got the mirrors on ebay for $49 each from car parts wholesale.

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Did you find out how to replace a non-heated with a heated?
Yes, you have to remove the inside door panels plus the triangular cover over the radio tweeter. cover pryes off with a flat head screwdriver. put tape on screwdriver so you don't scratch any plastic. I went to youtube and did a search on removing door panels which were very helpful. also I found this post on Rav4world that shows locations of hidden screws and clips for removing door panels.
http://rav4world.com/mods/4.2/interi...tallation.html
Then just install and Plug in the heated mirror into the existing wiring. This worked for 04 Rav. The existing rear defogger switch also operates the mirrors.

hope this helps

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Where did you buy your heated mirrors? The oem ones are hard to find by the pair and most of the reproduction ones look cheesy...

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Current Mods: Bugflector, AVS Ventvisors, Eclipse AVN30D, OEM Foglights, OEM Heated Mirrors

Future Mods: OEM rear-spoiler, OEM 'Sport' hood
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Where did you buy your heated mirrors? The oem ones are hard to find by the pair and most of the reproduction ones look cheesy...
I bought them on ebay from car parts wholesale. they are $49 each with free shipping. they look just like the oem mirrors and fit perfectly. the brand is Kool-Vue.

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Did you have to add a relay or any thing else?

I am thinking about simply taking apart my stock mirrors and adding heating grids. Should cost about 20 bucks total.

Here is a cheap universal stick on mirror grid heater.


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