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Heated mirrors

Discussion in 'Vehicle Faults Warranty Repairs Issues & Problems' started by BIgben, 30 Oct 2016.

  1. BIgben

    BIgben Member T6 Pro

    I have a t6 kombi swb highline.
    As far as I was aware all the vans now have heated wing mirrors?
    So the first morning with dew I got in the van, cleared the windows with the front and rear heaters and wipers and pushed forward the little mirror adjuster to set the mirrors clearing like they used to in the old T5.
    But nothing happened, nada, zilch.
    I tried other ways of pushing the button but no cigar.
    So my question is..
    Am I just being dim? Has my van been delivered faulty? Or am I misinformed and the van comes with the icon for de misting but not fitted as standard to the Highline?
     
  2. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    On my t5 you pull the button back to demist the mirrors.
     
  3. Nickdaw

    Nickdaw Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Pro

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    on my highline i just turn the knob to the heated symbol
     
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  4. BIgben

    BIgben Member T6 Pro

    So so I was just being dim!
    As @RattyMcClelland said, the old t5 I used to just push back the stalk so that is what I was trying...
    @Nickdaw saves the day as I've just been out to the van in my socks and the blimin thing now turns all the way round!
    Cheers chaps for your input!
     
  5. Nickdaw

    Nickdaw Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Pro

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  6. Gingercoastie

    Gingercoastie Ecowagon Ultimate Explorer VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I'm glad you asked because I couldn't work out how to turn them on tonight
     
  7. BIgben

    BIgben Member T6 Pro

    That's what a forum is all about isn't it? Someone proves themselves a bit of a plumb so others don't have to!!
     
  8. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Im a moderator over on the UK Honda Prelude Forum. I think I know those cars like the back of my hand having owned 5 and rebuilt them.

    I had a issue with shuddering from the front. For the life of me I couldn't figure out the issue. Opened up a thread.

    Someone said I could have been stupid and not tightened up a wheel nut or two.

    Well I checked and guess what......4 wheel nuts were loose. Any more driving and the wheel would have fallen off.

    Epic fail. We all have them.

    That what forums are for
    Epic fails...banter and knowledge.
     
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  9. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Do just be mindful that the heated mirrors are not thermostatically controlled, therefore they won't cut out automatically when they have reached temperature. If you leave the mirror control switch spun round to "heated" mode, you can burn out the elements, which will then be a pain in the wotsit since you only ever turn them on at this time of year when you need them the most. (Well that's what I was told by the technician so hopefully it's correct, or no doubt one of the fine folk on here will put me straight).
     
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  10. Buggirl

    Buggirl Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    You have just said what I was about to lol. Always switch it back to 0.
     
  11. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Great "white T6 kombi highline" minds, think alike!
     
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  12. BIgben

    BIgben Member T6 Pro

    Had mine working a treat this morning.
    Spoke to my mate with his t5 sportline who reckons he has no switch for the heated mirrors as they are in always on mode???
     
  13. chriscroft

    chriscroft 12 years of VW T 'ing VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Does the rear demist have to be on, as well as in the "0" position mirror switch. For people who have rear glazed tailgate with demist???
     
  14. Nickdaw

    Nickdaw Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Pro

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    No they work independently,
    unless you change it in vcds so when you turn the rear heated window on the mirrors also come on.
     
  15. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad California 204 4motion VIP Member T6 Legend

    Is there still a symbol?
    Can't quite remember but I'm sure my T5.1 had a heater symbol at the 6 O'clock position of the electric mirror dial but fairly sure the current one doesn't (I'm being lazy and not bothering to go and look - it's all of 25 feet away...)
     
  16. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    On the T6 the heater control is at the 1 o'clock position on the mirror control stalk. At least it is on mine because at the 11 o'clock position is the position to fold them.
     
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  17. chriscroft

    chriscroft 12 years of VW T 'ing VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Thanks

    really strange, can't understand why anybody would design functionality like this.
    The circuit should shortly be designed to time out, or thermostat off.
    That is how all cars work for the rear screen, and heated mirrors that I have ever owned.
    What happens on a solid rear panel tailgate, i.e no rear screen to de-mist, is it just the "0" on the , I can see how this would be different, if there is no dash switch.
    Very strange, must go and seen how mine is configured!!!:confused::confused::confused:
     
  18. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I think of it like the immersion heater in a hot water boiler. Turn it on, its on till you turn it off and does not cut out when the temp reaches a set level.
     
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  19. Jules

    Jules Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Damn, looks like the mirror heaters have been on since I bought the Van! Ho hum :mad:
     
  20. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    It will be on a relayed timer. Don't worry too much.
    On the t5 you pull it back and they turn on for a set time.
     

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