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heated mirrors on plow truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by WHITE=GREEN, Dec 30, 2002.


    WHITE=GREEN Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    did the search thing and didnt find much so here goes. anyone running heated mirrors in their trucks? ive been looking for the elements to make my own since noone that ive found offers a direct replacement for my 97' f-350. anyone know where i can get just the elements or maybe a kit? thanks.
  2. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    I've been wondering the same thing about Chevy mirrors.
  3. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    My Dodge came with heated mirrors as did my last GM, won't be without them now. Most truck equipment parts stores NAPA Traction for example carry elements that stick the back of West Coast truck style mirrors ( you have to take the mirror out of the metal frame and it epoxies to the back of the glass) I can't remember prices, but it couldn't have been to crazy or I would have remembered. I also think they came in a couple of different sizes.


    WHITE=GREEN Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    thanks nsmilligan, just found this on napas site.

    Trucklite Mirror Heater Element -- 12v,For West Coast Style Mirrors,Element, Pre-terminated Pigtail & Adhesive Backing

    Item#: TRK97845

    Price: $ 13.49
    tax and shipping not included

    Usually ships within 3 to 5 days.

    Attributes: Mirror Heater Element
    # of Volts: 12v
    Mates w/ Part #(s): For West Coast Style Mirrors
    Contents: Element, Pre-terminated Pigtail & Adhesive Backing
    Application: Replacement Heating Element
  5. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Alan the elements on the Chevy's are in the glass itself. They cost $34.00 each from the dealer.

    Just had them both replaced monday morning,,but mine were covered under warranty
  6. jkkalbers

    jkkalbers Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I think ford is coming out with that option on the 2003 SD on the west coat mirrors. I bet you can but them from ford in the parts dept. I think they also have the turn signal in them.

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  8. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    AW Direct has heated west coast mirror heads, two styles. One has a built in marker light, the other doesn't. They aren't too expensive. I've used both, the one without the marker light seems to be a better quality unit.

    For Fords, you can get heated replacement glass for the Excursion to fit your Super Duty. White=Green, I think you're out of luck though. I don't believe it will fit your series truck. What I had done was fit my truck with the mirrors from the F-650, they bolt on, but require some drilling on the upper door.
  9. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    I have a 2000 F250 which I have heated trailer tow mirrors from an excursion. There was a write up on this on Ford Diesel.com. It was very easy and beneficial upgrade.
  10. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    My 2000 Dodge has them standard,now i want them in all my trucks. I wonde if anyone sell a kit to put the elements in my 91 GMC's mirrors,they are the 5x7 rounds.I love my heated mirrors,espeically in ice storms,freezing rain.
  11. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    John here is a link for heated mirrors for just about anything. www.KWMuth.com.
  12. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Thanks Ray
  13. DaveOhio

    DaveOhio Member
    Messages: 68

    I am surprised more plow trucks do do have an optional "lower windshield defroster" like the Wife's mini van. Coils run up the windshield about 6". They must be switched with the rear defroster. They'd be great on the really cold days.
  14. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    All I could find was heated "Signal Mirrors" at almost $400 a pair,, too rich for my blood.

    John, if you find anything let me know, I want them on my 88 also. I'll keep you posted if I find anything.
  15. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Alan,ill let yo know if i find anything.For now ill use my tried and true trusty quick start propane torch.I do break a mirror a season or so,but it works for now.