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El Cheapo Heated Mirrors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tsilliker, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Oct 9, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    scottiem

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    Plus you could tie in a 555 timer so they would turn off even if you left the defroster on and if you wanted to turn the mirror heat back on just switch out of defrost and back to defrost again. I'll have to see if I can get a hold of a wiring schematic to see if it's possible.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    CraigTRD

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    Hahhaaha. I love Western Girls. ;) So snobby, but so worth the bullshit once you get inside them.

    Oh, I'm sorry, was that rude? ;)

    Hey if you ever come back this way, we'll have to roll through campus.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2008 at 1:39 PM
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    Dude & fellow canuck - brilliant

    Except you should have used my timer circuit :)

    Well done!
     
  4. Oct 10, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    Thanks! Do you have info on your circuit? I did the mod just to get the heaters in there, leaving it open to change the circuit on the switch side later on when the proper solutions came around. The Toyota switch popped up on this forum (p/n:00550-35976), and a way to change the trigger to a switched circuit is also now planned and waiting for a time to implement it.

    Do you have kits, or a schematic?
     
  5. Oct 10, 2008 at 8:41 PM
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    In case no one saw the other threads where this switch was referred to, here it is. Toyota p/n:00550-35976

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  6. Oct 11, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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  7. Oct 11, 2008 at 2:59 PM
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    That one might also do the job. Some of these have circuitry inside that handles various conditions related to the use of the switch and circuit. It is possible that the timer is contained within the switch, but I doubt it based on what I have seen with my Taco wiring.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2008 at 8:34 AM
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    We don't have a defrost switch in our truck, do we? What does it do if we do have one.....our rear windows don't have the heater lines that go through them....

    I would like a timer circuit for this though, I would probably burn my truck to the ground by accident after doing this mod wired straight up to constant voltage. I can be a bit of a "hat rack" in the morning time....

    JRD, Thanks for the compliment!
     
  9. Oct 14, 2008 at 8:44 AM
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  10. Oct 20, 2008 at 3:35 PM
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    Great idea. I will planed to do mine this coming weekend.
     
  11. Oct 20, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    Nice job, Great Writeup too!


    Wish I could say I had this problem more than about 6 days out of the year though.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:08 AM
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    what is the point of heated mirrors?
     
  13. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:12 AM
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    Yeah, must be nice there, Texas boy. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    No shit! Even a chilly, humid day the damn condensation makes the mirros useless! I can drive 20 miles to work without being able to see shit on the other side of the truck as the mirrors a still covered when I pull into the parking lot. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:55 AM
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    I picked up the Toyota OEM switch from the stealership a few days ago. Just waiting for the local motorcycle shop to get the grip heater kit in for me. ;)
     
  16. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:23 AM
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    Great write up man rep for you.
    Awsome pic CraigTRD.
     
  17. Oct 23, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    She looks a little stuck!

    I can't match a heavy snowfall pic like that, But I will share three cool snow/taco pics while the topic turns to snow.

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  18. Oct 23, 2008 at 12:52 PM
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    Never been stuck.
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  19. Oct 23, 2008 at 12:55 PM
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    Damn thats some awsome pics. I would assume that is easier to clean off than mud and smells much better. lol.
     
  20. Oct 23, 2008 at 12:57 PM
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    Well, it gets all frozen up underneith and cakes on just like mud....sometimes WAY WORSE. The super cold, fluffy stuff like in my pics just flies right off...but when you get those days where the temp is just below the freezing point, it feels like you're driving in slush, and when you get home you have an extra 100 lbs in ice under your rig.
     

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