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Old 04-13-2011, 02:30 PM   #21
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rofl very cool/creative.
Annotated pictures are an excellent way to go about DIYs. Just gotta hope that the hosting site sticks around for the DIYer 5 years from now.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:19 AM   #22
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After reading, I wanted to do this. Mainly since my mirrors were already apart for painting but So Cal winters can get so harsh you have to wear pants sometimes. After many trips to junkyard, I finally found a 1st gen TL with heated mirrors. I disassembled them and compared them to an accord while at the junkyard at they looked to match completely. So I took the glass and motors only. I did not get what year the car was, but the mirrors were the bumped out back versions.

After getting them home, I pulled apart the accord motors and they are basically identical except for colors and wire terminals. I simply mounted the heated base plate/glass on the accord motors. Then I soldered on the terminals so it will wire up in the connector. Alternatively, the whole heated motor/glass assembly will bolt into the accord mirror bracket but the motor wire terminals need to be changed.

So I guess if you find the right mirror you can save a little time not having to remove the glass from the base plate.

Comparison of the motors and glass


heater wires with terminals


wired up to the connector


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Old 02-12-2012, 12:06 AM   #23
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Clean Lucifer..but the next question is.

How do you properly wire them up?
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:44 AM   #24
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Ground one wire and run the other to the mirror switch. Then you split mirror power feed off to the defrost switch input. Which terminals to connect to depend on which switch you are using. There at least 4 different connector versions that will fit the stock location.
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After reading, I wanted to do this. Mainly since my mirrors were already apart for painting but So Cal winters can get so harsh you have to wear pants sometimes. After many trips to junkyard, I finally found a 1st gen TL with heated mirrors. I disassembled them and compared them to an accord while at the junkyard at they looked to match completely. So I took the glass and motors only. I did not get what year the car was, but the mirrors were the bumped out back versions.

After getting them home, I pulled apart the accord motors and they are basically identical except for colors and wire terminals. I simply mounted the heated base plate/glass on the accord motors. Then I soldered on the terminals so it will wire up in the connector. Alternatively, the whole heated motor/glass assembly will bolt into the accord mirror bracket but the motor wire terminals need to be changed.

So I guess if you find the right mirror you can save a little time not having to remove the glass from the base plate.

Comparison of the motors and glass


heater wires with terminals


wired up to the connector


finished
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Ground one wire and run the other to the mirror switch. Then you split mirror power feed off to the defrost switch input. Which terminals to connect to depend on which switch you are using. There at least 4 different connector versions that will fit the stock location.


I didn't see this before. Awesome information!
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