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    Exclamation a6 heated wing mirror

    any body got any ideas why my drivers side heated wing mirror is not warming up i have got a 12volt supply to it and have continuity on the mirrors eliment but no heat

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    Dead mirror heating element at a guess
    Those on the A6 are on all the time, I know I had several of my 2001 car replaced under warranty because they used to pack up
    2002 Allroad Tdi TIP Quattro, Merlin Purple + Recaro + HID4U Conversion

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    I had a similar problem.

    Pass. side mirror heated up too much (almost too hot to touch!) and the driver's one heated briefly when I turned the ignition on, but then went cold and stayed cold.

    Replaced both mirror glasses and the problem was solved. I suspect the little silver thermostats at the back of each mirror glass were broken.

    The heat isn't constant in the mirrors - they cycle the heat. They warm up, hit their temperature limit, and the heat goes off again. When they've cooled down the heating comes on again. Each on/off cycle lasts about 10 minutes.


    New glass is about 30 for driver's side / 25 for pass. side from an Audi main dealer, but I know they're cheaper from motor factors.
    2010 A6 Avant TDI S-Line LeMans
    1999 A6 Avant 2.5 TDI Quattro - gone, not forgotten.

 

 

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