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Old 05-19-2016, 02:21 PM   #1
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Never knew this about my 986

2003 986 S that I have owned since 2004. Digging through some papers I found the original window sticker. According to that sticker my car came standard equipped with Power Heated rear view mirrors.

Now, I am the kind of guy who reads manuals for my toys and I never saw any reference to this. I have to think that its not really heated enough to melt the snow and ice, or have I just missed it? You'd have thought that if it really was on the car there would have been a button to turn it on?

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Old 05-19-2016, 02:30 PM   #2
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The rear defrost button also turns on the heat in the mirrors.
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The side mirror heaters turn on with the rear defroster button in the dash. I'm pretty sure it is mentioned in the owners manual. I have used it in the snow, seems to work well.
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I never saw that until now. Looking at It now I see that it has a one line mention in the manual.

Who knew! Feeling more than a little chagrined

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Old 05-19-2016, 03:15 PM   #5
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If you lived in Canada, you'd know.
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Rear defroster? What is that? What is that for?
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There is a female plug behind the roll bar on the driver's side to plug in a hardtop or glass window soft top. The defroster dash switch is normally the one below the top up/down switch.
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Was this standard issue from 2003 on? Base and S models?
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:18 PM   #9
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Was this standard issue from 2003 on? Base and S models?
My understanding is that every 986 has this, my '99 does. If you can't find it, the plug may sometimes fall out of the plastic trim. You can see a picture of the plug here:
http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/45796-plug-behind-drivers-side-seatbelt.html
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My 98 base has this feature as well.
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Was this standard issue from 2003 on? Base and S models?
I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who didn't know about this
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Lol. Wait until you guys tap the horn 5 times while pumping the brakes!

It's amazing. I had no idea!!!
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Lol. Wait until you guys tap the horn 5 times while pumping the brakes!

It's amazing. I had no idea!!!


I thought that one was region specific to Cyprus?
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I thought that one was region specific to Cyprus?
Lol. That guy. I've wondered a few times, actually.

When I see a smashed up Boxster being totaled, I think: meanwhile...in Cyprus...

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