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Heated Mirror how do I fix ?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by ang12el, Dec 7, 2008.

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    Looks like the offside mirror is not defrosting. How do I check what the problem is ? What are the most common faults on these and is or can it be expensive to repair?

    Your input is appreciated:salute:
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    evilscotsman Space Cowboy

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    check the fuses at the rhs of the dash, the element is a flat plate behind the mirror glass, could be the wiring as it passes thru the door or a connector in the mirror, especially if your fav car wash slaps it into the park position like one I used to use....

    I think the glass is held in by a plastic ball joint, you have to unscrew the bottom black cover off the mirror and pop the ball joint without breaking the glass to reveal the element.
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    Probably the heating element has broken. If you can get the mirror glass off, which involves a fair bit of luck, put a multimeter to the connectors and check for voltage. Replacement mirror glasses with the heaters are only about £22 from Audi
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    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    ....or you could just be lucky like me and find its just a rusty connecter!

    ....then turns to unlucky at the same time and break the bloody flimsy Mirrors.
    I managed to crack both whilst changing my mirror caps (when they were Matt colour) and Stealers wanted £58 for both at the time which I found expensive...so I quickly slipped into "tight" mode (again) and bought 2 Exact same sized mirrors from halfords which were stick on and stuck them over the top of the cracked ones. On a Plus side, the heated facility still works! Bonus :haha:
    I was going to change them for originals off fleebay but why fix it if it was broke before but now aint!:blink:

    Just be very careful when you prise them off, very easy to crack!!!
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