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512high
11-30-2008, 11:35 AM
hi, my 1995 ,525i outside mirrors, not heating up, (rear de-fog is o.k.), mirrors can be adjusted, etc. Is there a sep. fuse for the heating on mirrors??? if so front box, or under rear seat.

if there is a fuse for this is it shared with other devices?

Mark@EAC
11-30-2008, 02:58 PM
does the car show the correct outside temperature? If your outside temp sensor is bad certain features will not work correctly.

512high
11-30-2008, 04:45 PM
hi mark,

thanks for the reply, yes outside temp. gauge works fine. is there a sep. fuse for the heated mirrors??

attack eagle
11-30-2008, 08:28 PM
notthat i'm aware of, they may have simply burned out since they are always on.

zumir
12-01-2008, 07:19 PM
Heated side view mirrors... cool. Would my 95 525i have this feature? How does it work?

bimmer dot info
12-02-2008, 08:04 AM
It heats the glass. Your car should have the wiring. If you dont have the heated mirrors you will need to buy them.

Tourburgring
12-02-2008, 10:46 AM
"not that i'm aware of, they may have simply burned out since they are always on."

I believe that the Mirror Heating only comes on when the Rear Defog is switched on. I don't think they operate independently.

rdc
12-02-2008, 01:05 PM
"not that i'm aware of, they may have simply burned out since they are always on."

I believe that the Mirror Heating only comes on when the Rear Defog is switched on. I don't think they operate independently.

Mine are on all the time.

EyeDoc1
12-02-2008, 07:33 PM
I could be wrong on this one, but somewhere, I think I read that the mirrors heat up when the door handle is lifted, and it's on for like...15 minutes. I also think there is a fuze in the front...at least on my 525i 1991. I'll look further when it's daylight out. If it isn't the fuze, pull one of the mirrors off, and this is done with a small screwdriver thru the access hole on the bottom of the mirror housing. The mirror, if heated, has two small wires on the back surface. Atttach a volt meter and see if you get current running thru it with the key on or lifting the handle to start the cycle. I had current running thru the wires, so I concluded the mirror was bad. I got one off a junker, installed it and viola, it works perfectly. Again, I could be wrong about constant current, but if it isn't a fuze or wire, I'd suspect the mirror assembly itself. No idea what one cost new.

Regards,

Christen

ross1
12-03-2008, 11:12 AM
They are powered from #12 in the front fuse box.

512high
12-05-2008, 02:59 PM
right on for fuse#12, however, it is also for outside mirror adjustment, etc. elements may bad.....junk yard??? thanks for all that responed!!