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Heated Wing mirrors?
« on: January 25, 2016, 01:20:04 PM »
Do you guys find the heated wing mirrors are not very good?
I find them very slow to act/work.  :-\
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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 02:45:25 PM »
Mine seem to operate on a similar to time scale to the heated window so after about 20-30 seconds the bits directly over the element will be clear then maybe a few minutes until the whole glass is clear.

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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 08:31:02 PM »
OK, that's about the timescale for mine, so I guess that's it.
On my Volvo previous, it seemed to clear very fast.
Oh well, what will be etc. It's only a minor thing :)
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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2016, 10:06:54 PM »
Do you guys find the heated wing mirrors are not very good?

One word: yes! Sometimes I genuinely wonder if I'm not just psychotically wishing them to be heated but they're just tricking me and aren't at all... The old ones in my Civic cleared in a matter of seconds.

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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 01:52:39 AM »
Do you guys find the heated wing mirrors are not very good?

One word: yes! Sometimes I genuinely wonder if I'm not just psychotically wishing them to be heated but they're just tricking me and aren't at all... The old ones in my Civic cleared in a matter of seconds.

 I  clear them clean/clear manually b/4 driving off.
Bit off a pain, but hey ho. ::)
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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2016, 08:32:15 AM »
Do you guys not stow them using the powerfold when you park? I've used the heated function specifically maybe 10 times since I got the car so the speed has not really been an issue. If you fold them against the windows the backs freeze not the glass and dew forms on the backs as well.

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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2016, 09:06:06 AM »
good question. I only use the fold position when parked between two vehicles in a car park, or in a narrow road.
But don't bother when parked at home on my parking space, but I'll try it in future.  :)
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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2016, 10:55:50 AM »
Do you guys not stow them using the powerfold when you park?

I paid just before Christmas for the accessory fit to auto fold the wing mirrors (which, especially for forgetful me, is very worth it I'll add) but very honestly I hadn't noticed if the mirrors were no longer getting coated or not. I'll pay attention and get back to you...

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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2016, 11:14:58 AM »
I've got no idea if it makes a difference but I only remember ever using mine a few times for condensation because I looked at the glass and saw the shape of the heating elements and thought "that looks cool". Otherwise they have never even crossed my mind.

It seems like you guys are using them a lot more often.
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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2016, 01:54:18 PM »
Do you guys not stow them using the powerfold when you park?

I paid just before Christmas for the accessory fit to auto fold the wing mirrors (which, especially for forgetful me, is very worth it I'll add) but very honestly I hadn't noticed if the mirrors were no longer getting coated or not. I'll pay attention and get back to you...

Got a link to the modification please?
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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2016, 06:15:01 PM »
Excellent..Thanks. :)
I have a load of expenses at the moment, so have bookmarked for a later date. ;)
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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2016, 01:17:38 AM »
Excellent..Thanks. :)
I have a load of expenses at the moment, so have bookmarked for a later date. ;)

Yeah, the price is a little steep but that's par for the course. Definitely worth it just for the convenience and adding a little bit of extra finesse, but if it helps avert a carpark swipe - or tbc mirror frostings  ::) - bonus.

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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2016, 11:38:21 AM »
My new car has folding mirrors and I use them when ever I park outside of  my own drive.
 
As my old Mazda 3 sport did not have them and drivers mirror got knocked of by an ASDA transporter, cost over £250 for replacement!

But it was awfully difficult driving for 3 weeks without it, waiting for the  replacement to come. Until you don't have one, you don't realise how much you use them!
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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2016, 01:38:54 AM »
How true!!!
I had a similar situation waiting for my drivers side mirror that had been demolished on my old scenic.  ::)
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Re: Heated Wing mirrors?
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