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heated mirrors, check it out

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hookedontronics, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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    hookedontronics

    hookedontronics [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here is a quick video of my heated mirrors. I always hated how we didn't have this feature on our trucks, and living in upstate new york it's really needed. I used tusk handgrip heaters i got on ebay for about 20 bucks and a carling switch. I just followed a write up i saw on here. Works like a charm and is super fast. From the time i click the switch it instanly starts melting away the frost on my mirror. Took under a minute and a half for the entire mirror to heat up and become completely clear.

    Click the pic to play the video:

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  2. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    That's pretty f-in cool! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    puckstopper55

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  4. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Very, very nice. Great post. This completely makes us all jealous. :D
     
  5. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    Casey05Taco

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    It's under piercedtigers cheap/free mods. I think it's a sticky.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    hookedontronics

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  7. Nov 7, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Frankie_G

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    just ordered some heaters. i've been procrastinating on this forever and winter is coming, glad i saw this post. looks good by the way
     
  8. Nov 7, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    griffin407c

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    looks good. i was in the process of this mod before i had to sell the truck when i got stationed overseas. i see you're in glenville. i'm from warrensburg, just north of lake george. i'll be home within the next year and will be purchasing another tacoma. we should meet up when i get back. maybe a mod day or something.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    yeah that would be awesome, i don't see very many modded tacomas around my area.
     
  10. Nov 7, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    ya, same here. i was the only one that i saw/knew of that had a heavily modded tacoma. plan on doing the same when i get home in july/august. i had more electronic mods than anything, but the outside looked completely different as well compared to a stock tacoma.
     
  11. Nov 7, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    I was just wishing I had something like this on my commute this morning. Was thinking maybe fitting something off of a sequoia or landcruiser, but this looks like it might be simpler.
     
  12. Nov 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    You got the ebay link? or just a search term, brand?
     
  13. Nov 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    Do you feel like the hand warmer gets away when your actually using your mirrors? Sweet mod though regardless.
     
  14. Nov 7, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    Just search TUSK handgrip heater

    Not sure what you're actually asking?
     
  15. Nov 7, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    When your looking in the mirror while just driving down the street do you feel that the portion of the mirror where the warmer is located is obscured?
     
  16. Nov 7, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    It heats up the entire mirror, getting rid of all the frost/ice on the entire mirror. You cannot see the heating element in the mirror, you can just see the outline when it first starts heating up.
     
  17. Nov 7, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    OZ-T

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  18. Nov 7, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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  19. Nov 7, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    I think I remember hearing that the Sienna has a similar mirror.

    The heater is on the backside of the mirror. The pattern you saw in the video is the heat pattern from the heater when initially turned on. In a minute or 2, the whole mirror would be warm and you'd never know where the heater is actually located behind the glass.
     
  20. Nov 7, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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