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    How does the heated door mirrors work on the e36 as they only have 4 wires just like the non heated.
     
     

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    They have two extra wires(usually black) for the heating element,the other four wires are for the two motors that move the glass.
     
     

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    I have now been told they work automatically and with omly the 4 wires?.
     
     

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    Well two motors need 4 wires for positive and negative and the heater element needs two more wires.
    The mirror heating may work dependant if the car has heated windscreen washers as it has a thermo disc on the
    drivers side brake cooling duct which monitors the outside temperature and it heats the mirrors and jets depending on how cold it is.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by edber View Post
    Well two motors need 4 wires for positive and negative and the heater element needs two more wires.
    The mirror heating may work dependant if the car has heated windscreen washers as it has a thermo disc on the
    drivers side brake cooling duct which monitors the outside temperature and it heats the mirrors and jets depending on how cold it is.
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    if you have heated mirrors they are on all the time whether you have heated jets or not .you can of course change the wiring if you wish to .
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlos328i View Post
    if you have heated mirrors they are on all the time whether you have heated jets or not .you can of course change the wiring if you wish to .
    Thanks but now i would just like to see a wiring diagram to fully understand their heating and adjustment control.
     
     

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    Mirrors now fitted and all ok.
     
     

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