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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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EX vs Base mirrors

Anyone know if the base models are prewired for heated side mirrors??? I am thinking of buying a set of EX mirrors because the dew/condensation on the base model mirrors are pretty bad they basically make them useless right now.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 11:59 PM
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The mirror should come off easily. Just pull the bottom edge of the mirror away from the housing. It'll pop out. If there's wiring in there, it will be obvious.
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I know how to remove mirrors. I was just more interested in the wire harnesses within the door panel. Some manufactures put all the wire harnesses on all cars some only on cars with that feature. Before I buy the mirrors and find out the necessary wires aren't there and eff myself over I'd rather ask.
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There's no "vestigial" wiring for heated mirrors in the BASE model, but you can tap into the rear defrost circuit to get power to the mirror heating elements. Then it would at least turn on using right button. You would have to run only one wire to each mirror, since there's a ground wire already in the doors that you can ground your heater circuit to. You might want also to change the fuse for the rear defrost from a 30 amp fuse to a 40 amp fuse, since that's what the EX models use. I have a DIY for power folding mirrors that you can use as a guide to run your wires through the doors.

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Thanks Item9. I think I will give this a try. I'll see if I can get the harnesses from Honda to keep it somewhat clean.
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-14-2015, 02:48 PM
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After a search I'm bringing this thread back up.

I got a great deal back in August on a 2015 CR-Z base model. One thing I really miss from my last Honda (An Insight EX model) is the heated exterior mirrors. So I'm considering upgrading the unheated mirrors on my base CR-Z to EX-style heated mirrors. I have yet to pull the mirrors off and look at the wiring harness, but when I looked up the door harness and mirror part numbers for a 2015 base model vs. EX, I get the identical part numbers. This leads me to believe there may in fact be "vestigal" wiring already in place.

Has anybody done this upgrade to a base model or at least looked into it?
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 03:05 PM
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Nothing?

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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 03:20 PM
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As far as I know, no one has tried this. I recently replaced my EX to the T1R convex mirror and it was fairly easy to remove.

eBay has a few used ones and see if you can compare the wiring.


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Has anyone done this yet?
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 03:17 PM
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I have a 2014 Ex w/navi and the mirrors are not heated
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