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Add heated mirrors?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by sabres07, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    I would like to add heated mirrors to my 2005 Silverado. Currnetly there are no power locks, windows or mirrors. Anyone go through this? I was wondering if there were aftermarket pieces available or should I just go to a junk yard?
     
  2. Ropinghorns

    Ropinghorns Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    I would like to add heated wiper blades too!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I doubt the truck has the proper wiring provision in place to run the mirrors if you are talking OEM.
     
  4. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    If you have the defroster on the rear window,the wires should be inside your doors.Plug and play.If you don't have the defroster, you are SOL.
     
  5. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    Well, I thought that if I had the mirrors, I could run my own "hot" wire to a switch on the dash....I figured someone here would've tried this mod....
     
  6. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    No sorry, I bought a ford and they come with it.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You can.

    Or you can run an aftermarket set of power/heated mirrors that includes the necessary wiring and switches.
     
  8. vincent

    vincent Senior Member
    Messages: 171

  9. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    B&B...do you have any recommendations on aftermarkets units? I searched and only found one type....Muth I think they are called.
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I like the Power Mirror brand myself as I've installed several sets of them. Nice quality for less cost than the OEM mirrors. No matter what you buy you'll still have to wire the heat part of it yourself since your truck doesn't have the heat wiring or switch already.
     
  11. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    I'll try and search them out...thanks.
     
  12. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    I installed a set of the schefenacker towing mirrors. This is the same company that makes the OEM mirrors for ford trucks. I dont have a defroster switch so i wired it up to the aux lamps switch on the dash to control the heaters. I can leave them on as long as i want without having to reset the button as in a defroster. clears them of rain too!! http://www.ttt-mirror.com/
     
  13. rockwood330

    rockwood330 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 26

    i have an 03 2500 hd wit a rear defrost and does not have the heated mirrors .... with the rear defrost do u think i have the wires in the doors for the mirrors ? thanks
     
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    With the rear defrost option it likely will already have the heated mirror wiring. :nod:
     
  15. rockwood330

    rockwood330 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 26

    so from the link that vincent posted above if i get KIT #220-0036-H it should b plug and play .... will i need to add a switch or will the mirrors come on wit the rear window control ? also are the turn signals wires just sitting in the door as well ?
     
  16. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    No 100% guarantee that it will be plug and play so to speak since their were so many mirror configurations/options over the years and I've never used the TTT aftermarket mirrors personally so I can't say if the plug configuration matches all years.
     
  17. rockwood330

    rockwood330 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 26

    in your experances what brand do u prefer ?
     
  18. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    OEM or Power Mirror.