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Heated mirrors - how to get them to stay on

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Kodiakguy, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Kodiakguy

    Kodiakguy Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I looked around for a while for this, but found nothing.

    I have an 09 GMC 2500HD with Heated mirrors. I love them. My only complaint is that they turn off after a period of time. I find myself turning them back on all the time. I know this is the way GM wants them and how they are supposed to be.

    Some car makers make their heated mirrors to stay on. Anybody know if the dealer can change the programming to keep them on? I don't necessarily want to mess with the factory wiring to add a switch.
  2. chevyman83

    chevyman83 Member
    Messages: 55

    No the dealer cannot reprogram them to stay on.
  3. Welcome to the world of pressing the button about 50 times per storm.
  4. miked9372

    miked9372 Member
    from MN
    Messages: 64

    only way i thing you would be able to keep it on is if you rewire it.
  5. Kodiakguy

    Kodiakguy Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I guess its time to do a little wiring then.
  6. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    might want to reach out to the dealer, or vendor that makes the elements. i am sure they time out for a reason. you don't want to melt the element.
  7. buddymanzpop

    buddymanzpop Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    heated mirrors

    Those heater elements burn out quick enough as is, don't mess with them, you'll regret it.
  8. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    what if you hot wired them threw a aftermarket blower motor resistor to var the voltage to them so there is a low/med/high option that you select so you dont run full power all the time ?

    here is what i was thinking for cheep var blower resistor switch http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-991102-S/