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Old 03-21-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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EXT: Heated mirror glass install

So i decided to get smart and just type everything on the pictures

This is only for installing the glass, not wiring them to actually work. That will be another DIY

Materials:
1996-1998 acura 2.5/3.2 heated mirror glass
solder
shrink tube
about 2 feet of thin wire

Tools:
Philips screw drivers
flat blade screw drivers
soldering iron
oven
hands
brain

YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SOLDER, using cheap shit clips is not an option due to the small space inside the mirror and interference that could be created by a large wire clip thingy.

























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Old 03-21-2011, 12:18 PM   #2
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Very Detailed , Great Write up !!!

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Old 03-21-2011, 12:31 PM   #3
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I give you big props for doing this and making the DIY but this seems like SO much trouble... Maybe it's just me, lol.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:48 PM   #4
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Very Detailed , Great Write up !!!

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I give you big props for doing this and making the DIY but this seems like SO much trouble... Maybe it's just me, lol.
It only took me about an hour to do one mirror, and that included taking my time and taking pictures
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:39 PM   #5
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Awesome DIY but I agree....seems like a lot of freakin work! lol Good thing I live in the south....rare are the days when the mirrors have ice on them anyway!
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:17 PM   #6
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Great write up!

I may have to grab some of these from the yard soon.

Did you get the switch for it too?
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:40 PM   #7
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I can't finish my mirrors until I find my switch...lost it somewhere..
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:33 PM   #8
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I can't finish my mirrors until I find my switch...lost it somewhere..
If you can find the switch from a 97-99 acura CL it is a direct swap for an accord

the heated mirror switch has a seperate connector so no need to add any wires into your stock green connector
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:38 PM   #9
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Good work mate!

Your DIY are some of the most refreshing we've had!

Keep it up!!!
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:01 PM   #10
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Good work mate!

Your DIY are some of the most refreshing we've had!

Keep it up!!!
Will do sir!

one of my next planned DIY is a digital climate control swap, im just waiting for someone to pull through and get me the climate control stuff in new zealand
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:34 PM   #11
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I give you big props for doing this and making the DIY but this seems like SO much trouble... Maybe it's just me, lol.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:07 PM   #12
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If you can find the switch from a 97-99 acura CL it is a direct swap for an accord

the heated mirror switch has a seperate connector so no need to add any wires into your stock green connector
I have the newer J32 CL switch somewhere think that will work?

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Will do sir!

one of my next planned DIY is a digital climate control swap, im just waiting for someone to pull through and get me the climate control stuff in new zealand
I have the digital climate thingy...in a box somewhere also lol.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:19 AM   #13
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I have the newer J32 CL switch somewhere think that will work?



I have the digital climate thingy...in a box somewhere also lol.
01-03 acura cl?

yes it CAN work but you will need to cut and splice wires that you already have, my preference is to touch stock wiring as little as possible

how about you sell me that DCC
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:38 AM   #14
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01-03 acura cl?

yes it CAN work but you will need to cut and splice wires that you already have, my preference is to touch stock wiring as little as possible

how about you sell me that DCC
So the earlier CL's have a separate connector for the mirrors?

I've only seen like two CL's here but they were hit on the drivers side and the door panel is no where to be found with the switch.

About the climate control, PM me.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:04 PM   #15
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So the earlier CL's have a separate connector for the mirrors?

I've only seen like two CL's here but they were hit on the drivers side and the door panel is no where to be found with the switch.

About the climate control, PM me.
The mirror switch uses 7 wires and the heated mirror uses 2 wires

In the later acura honda cars they have one connector of 9 wires, the 97-99 acura CL is on the left and the stock one is on the right

that is a female 2 pin connector hanging off out of the picture a bit

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Makes perfect sense now thanks, if you find one you should let me know since you probably have more CL's over there than over here.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:25 PM   #17
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I made a revision and pinned the connector with 2 extra pins so it looks cleaner

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Old 04-10-2011, 03:11 PM   #18
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nice diy, ive replaced my mirrors with heated ones as well....i dont want to get the switch because my mirrors are power folding(i have that switch), so i will eventually hook the heated mirrors up to the defroster switch. also instead of using an oven you can also use a heat gun.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:15 PM   #19
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nice diy, ive replaced my mirrors with heated ones as well....i dont want to get the switch because my mirrors are power folding(i have that switch), so i will eventually hook the heated mirrors up to the defroster switch. also instead of using an oven you can also use a heat gun.
That was one way to do it

when i make a wiring diagram for people to follow i will include both ways to do it, i wired mine up to an OEM switch, well you know that because you bought it for me lol

Newer honda's seem to have done away with the heated mirror switch, the newer TL's and RL's rear window defogger and mirror defogger are both togeter.

Oh and don't your mirrors have a blue tint to them? Mine don't.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:17 PM   #20
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Looking forward to the sequel. I just got a pair out of a Legend, but the switch I have doesn't look like it'll fit. I think I might wire mine to my main defroster.
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