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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-08-2013, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question Heated wing mirrors

Excuse the stupid question but how do the electric heating wing mirror get activated? Is there a switch I am missing?
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Excuse the stupid question but how do the electric heating wing mirror get activated? Is there a switch I am missing?
It activates with the rear window heating switch. I quite like the idea, I always left my Skoda's on the heated position

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Oh and apparently it turns on automatically when the temp is below 9 degrees celcius too (but can be overridden in the settings - check the manual on page 105.

http://esd.volvocars.com/site/owners...B_TP_14636.pdf

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Interestingly the MY14 seems to have lowered the auto activation temp by two degrees :

http://esd.volvocars.com/site/owners...B_TP_16042.pdf

From MY13 manual :
The door mirrors and rear window are demisted/
defrosted automatically if the car is started
in an outside temperature lower than +9 °C.
Automatic defrosting can be selected in the
menu system
MY CAR under Settings
Climate settings Automatic rear
defroster
. Select between On or Off. For a
description of the menu system, see

page 204.


From MY14 manual :
The door mirrors and rear window are demisted/
defrosted automatically if the car is
started in an outside temperature lower than
+7 °C. Automatic defrosting can be selected
in the menu system
MY CAR under Settings
Climate settings Auto start rear
defrost
. Select between On or Off. For a
description of the menu system, see

page 208.

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I will read the manual more carefully
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 14-12-2016, 08:46 AM
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I really find this feature annoying, today I had to wipe my driver side mirror with my sleeve because after half an hour of driving I still couldn't see anything out of them when they should have cleared. Much preferred having a switch where you can just switch them on and off when you want.
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But you can, just switch on the rear heated screen and presto.

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I did, several times, but it doesn't stay on for long and the wing mirrors still a didn't clear!
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I did, several times, but it doesn't stay on for long and the wing mirrors still a didn't clear!
When I click it it seems to stay on forever (until I unclick it) and does a great job. Either yours isn't working, or you are clicking the FRONT windscreen heater button rather than the rear one. The front one does turn off automatically after a few minutes (and wont clear your mirrors)

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Haha oh dear, I feel a bit silly now, think I must have been pressing the wrong button thinking it was the other windscreen! Think I was going off the shape of the screens on the buttons. What an idiot. Sorry and thank you!
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