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I just replaced my mirror glass with the blue-tinted Jetta reflectors, and in the process I discovered that I DO have heated mirrors after all.

So I plugged in the heater wires, and I twiggled the mirror control knob until the mirrors started to get warm. The problem is, I don't know what I did to turn the heaters on, and I don't know how to turn them off either.

Do I just have to turn the mirror control knob so that it's pointed at the heater symbol, or do I have to tilt the knob in some direction as well? And once I've got the heaters turned on, how do I turn them off? I don't need them running in the summer, obviously.
 

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!!!WARNING:THIS WILL MELT PARTS (wires, i believe, inside the mirror) AND CRAP WILL HAPPEN IF YOU LEAVE IT ON ALL THE TIME. RECOMENDED USE WHEN NECCESSARY!!!
 

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You'll burn out the heater elements in your mirrors prematurely so you don't want to leave them on all of the time but I haven't heard of anyone ever melting parts or wires before.
 

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the heating elements are part of the mirrors. you have to buy new mirrors if the elements are burned out...
 

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So...to confirm the one guy's post...

The heaters are always on whenever the knob is pointed at the heater symbol? No knob-tilting is necessary? Do the heaters stay on when the key isn't in the ignition?

EDIT: Another question: I don't have a GLX. I thought heated mirrors were a GLX feature, not available on the GLS. Is this correct? If it is, why do I have heated mirrors? Not that I'm complaining, mind you...
 

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So...to confirm the one guy's post...

The heaters are always on whenever the knob is pointed at the heater symbol? No knob-tilting is necessary? Do the heaters stay on when the key isn't in the ignition?
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Yes, pointing the knob to the heater symbol is all you need to do. Tilting is not necessary. Ignition key must be in, positive is a switched positive through the ignition switch.
 
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