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Muth Heated Mirrors Not Working

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by H0LLYW00D, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Nov 16, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    H0LLYW00D

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    I order a set of bi-color heated mirrors with the H-MOD package and had them installed by a local shop that deals with custom electronics and other electrical automotive components. Well last night was the first time since I had them installed in September that I had used the heated function on my snowed mirrors. Well after it running its full 10 min cycle nothing happened, the switch lit up stating the mirrors were on and after the 10 mins flashed to say it shut off the heaters but the snow was still there. Is this something i can troubleshoot myself with a little help from the fourm or should I be taking to the shop and dealing with it that way? Its getting to be winter crazyness here and I really want these to start working, ecpecially since i want to do my next round of MODS (read lift, sliders, skids and some custom lights and interior lights)soon.
     
  2. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    when you turn them on, do the mirrors feel warm to the touch?
     
  3. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    nope no heat even after a full 10 cycle, the switch works as it should but nothing to the mirrors.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Fixed that for you.

    But seriously, if I had paid what they are asking for that product and it didn't work as advertised my self-service interaction would stop at the fuse. If the fuse is fine or you can replace it and the problem remains, then I'd be making my way to the installers location to make them sort it out. Sucks to hear that the first person I've encountered with these is having grief with them as I have considered them myself.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    i have read may posts about people with them and love them, my thoughts are the shop is to blame as i have had many problems with them installing the mirrors, if it does turn out to be the mirrors ill let everyone know, but right now i think it was somthing the shop did or didnt do.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    i have the same switch that im hoping to add to this setup once the mirrors are working....let the fun begin....
     
  8. Nov 16, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    Good luck dude , you're gonna need those heated mirrors pretty damn quick !

    :canada:
     
  9. Nov 17, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    I have an appointment with the shop tomorrow morning, ill let you guyz know how it turns out, hopfully ill have working heat.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    If you could let me know what shop did the install and maybe some pic's of the area the defrosters cover.
    I'm dropping my truck off tomorrow morning to have the blower motor replaced and the 4x4 looked at since it sometimes will take ~5 mins (no joke) for the 4x4 to engage and the light to stop flashing on the dash.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    I just got back from the shop, it was the aftermarket switch i used because the stock one was to big for the blank, they hooked the wires backwards so no power was going to the mirrors, they fixed it and man they heat up fast. work awsome now. After it is all said and done I would let the shop do the install again, The shop is The Car Salon on 32 Ave in the NE, great group of guys. Definatky a "TODO" upgrade for us Canadians.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Glad it worked out for you..Sucks these trucks do not have that option. How much were they installed if you don't mind me asking..
     
  13. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    The mirrors were about 300 ish and another 300 ish to have them installed. Not cheap but not scraping windows at 2AM when I finish work it worth it.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    Glad you got fixed up , I am going to look into this as well . I think this is definitely something that Toyota overlooked in these trucks , especially in Canada . They offer us heated leather seats , but not heated mirrors ? WTF ?
     
  15. Nov 19, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    So glad to hear that you got it sorted out. I'm looking into the 2010 4Runner side mirror mod and will be dragging a trailer at times and considered the heated Muth bi-color conversion for them as well.
     
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