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04 Heated mirror switch?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Greybeard, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Greybeard

    Greybeard Member
    from MA
    Messages: 35

    The build sheet for my 04 Silverado says it has heated mirrors. This is the week I need them, and I can't find the switch. (Bought it used - no owner's manual.) Anybody have this option, this year? I've looked at earlier manuals, and the 04 dashboard is different. Thanks.
  2. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    When you turn on the rear defroster they automatically come on.
  3. Greybeard

    Greybeard Member
    from MA
    Messages: 35

    Thanks, Plowfast.
  4. Spitz

    Spitz Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Another thing, if you ever bust that outer mirror and the fluid inside gets on the paint of the truck, wash it immediatly! Ask me how i know.
  5. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    Nasty stuff, it will eat into the bodyside moldings:realmad:
  6. Greybeard

    Greybeard Member
    from MA
    Messages: 35

    Bust a mirror? Me???
    Actually, in the first new truck I ever owned I pulled into a parking lot after a long, hard day and clipped a post with my big aluminum camper mirror, the kind with 3 bolts going into the sheet metal. Glass didn't break, but it tore up the sheet metal bad.
    Thanks for the tip on the juice.
  7. cbriggs.pm

    cbriggs.pm Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    i have an 03 gmc 2500hd and i belive my heated mirrors are just on all the time, i havent noticed if they are related to the rear defrost..maybe..i know that i love them. the other day i was careful not to back into a porch on my left, at the same time dinging my right mirror off a tree, the casing cracked all to hell, and the glass actual reflector fell to the ground magicaly stayin intact, (which of course i promptly retrieved with several curse words) heater coils exposed i put double sided tape to er, amazingly, still works! mostly
  8. dsc

    dsc Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    The 03'-07' heated truck mirrors are wired in parallel with the rear defrost circuit. The earlier years were wired the same as well.