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  • H311RA151N
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    Originally posted by lucifer1 View Post
    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
    Originally posted by lucifer1 View Post
    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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  • lucifer1
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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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  • HenRoc
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    Clean Lucifer..but the next question is.

    How do you properly wire them up?

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  • lucifer1
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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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  • TheNextEpisode
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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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  • GeoffM
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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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  • Tippey764
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    Originally posted by illestatus View Post
    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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  • illestatus
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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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  • Tippey764
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    I made a revision and pinned the connector with 2 extra pins so it looks cleaner

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  • vietkid_2006
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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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  • Tippey764
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    Originally posted by vietkid_2006 View Post
    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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  • vietkid_2006
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    Originally posted by Tippey764 View Post
    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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  • Tippey764
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    Originally posted by vietkid_2006 View Post
    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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  • vietkid_2006
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    Originally posted by Tippey764 View Post
    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?

    Originally posted by Tippey764 View Post
    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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  • tommi
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    Originally posted by MikeW View Post
    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's just u.

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