Heated Mirror conversion

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Start by removing the mirror from the car.  Remove the 3 nuts and pull the wiring through the hole in the door.

Next remove the glass assembly from the mirror housing.  It just pulls out.

Now is a good time to completely disassemble the mirror.  The painted cover pops off (it glued on) and then you can access the 3 large screws that hold the motor frame in.

You should now have the mirror out.

Remove the pivot screws and place the mirror in an oven, face up, at 250 F for 20 minutes. 

You should now be able to VERY CAREFULLY pull the mirror off the backer and peal off any extra glue.

Remove any extra glue from the backer plate and clean it up.

Repeat the procedure with the donor mirror paying careful attention to not damage the heating elements.  The heating elements and the heat spreader are all you need to save.

As you an see the Lincoln mirror and the Taurus mirror are different sizes.  You will have to trim the heat spreader and add the hole for the heater element wiring.

Here is the backer after its been modified.

Here is the trimmed heat spreader.

And the heat spreader with the heater element attached to the back of the mirror.  Use very thin layer of clear silicon glue to attached the heat spreader.

Use the same clear silicon glue to attach the mirror to the backer.

Make sure the hole where the wiring goes through is completely sealed.

The glass should sit even in the backer and not rock where the wiring goes through.  When the glue is dry, reattach the pivot screws.

Run the wiring back through the same hole that the motor wiring goes through.

Reassemble the rest of the mirror.  The black wire goes to ground, the brown one goes to the rear defrosted output on the rear defroster switch.

 

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