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DIY: Replacing standard power mirrors with heated power mirrors (Durango Edition)

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Old 06-14-2011, 08:15 PM
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Default DIY: Replacing standard power mirrors with heated power mirrors (Durango Edition)

Ok guys and gals,

Here I go again with another mod that i recently did on my 1998 Durango.. I installed a set of heated power mirrors in place of the standard power mirrors. it is very easy and should only take about an hour or less to do (depending on your skill level) so lets get on with the mods...
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What you will need:

Set of heated mirrors
Phillips screw driver
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all the 1st gen Durango's (except early 98's) are pre-wired though the rear defroster, There pins are included in the power mirror plug (99-00 6-pin plug pin #6, 01-03 8 pin plug pin #4)

First thing you will wanna do is remove the door panel. This is done by taking the phillip screw driver and removing 2 screws on the bottom, one at the handle, another behind the door latch (you will have to pull it like ur opening up the door to see it) and a final one up by the mirror itself...




After the door panel is removed you will then see three nuts and a wire coming through the center of them.... unhook the wires from the connector and remove the three nuts... after you have done that the mirror should pull right out....



Next, feed the wires of the new mirror into the hole that the old wire came out. replace the 3 nuts and snug them on. Make the connection from the new mirror to the male end that the old mirror came out of.

After that, re install your door panel and enjoy your new heated mirrors!

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Nice DIY write up!......


Thanks for your time and effort.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:50 PM
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Nice job again. Mine came with the heated mirrors, but if anyone is wondering if its worth putting these on it definitely is. There were so many times on my Neon where I really wished I had them. I didn't know these were all pre-wired for them though.
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I didn't know these were all pre-wired for them though.

Yep, as long as you have rear defrosters... i always assumed that all had them but, im learning that you could opt-out... i guess if you live in a warmer climate you would not need em

BTW: thanks for the comments... again...
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:46 AM
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Sweet write up!!
I replaced my driver mirror as the glass popped out and didn't even realize the wiring was there! Know I get to open it back up and plug in the heat!!
Maybe put this awesome DIY in the DIY Section??
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it is linked in the FAQ thread already
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Aren't the 2001-2003 Heated mirrors different?
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Most of the Durangos I see either have the small non-heated mirrors or they have the large heated ones like mine. I like the largeness of the mirrors too, you can really see with them.
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the reason that all the trucks you see have those configurations are bc those are the only mirrors offered from the factory . . .
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Aren't the 2001-2003 Heated mirrors different?
Just the plugs on the end. 99-00 used a 6 pin and 01-03 used a 8 pin.

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