Heated mirrors option not fitted. Upgrade?

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I have a used C3 VTR+ was suprised that the door mirrors aren't heated.
I thought the problem may have been the elements. But when I took the existing drivers side mirror off, could see any terminals on the rear of the mirror nor unused cables .
Any suggestions? Hopefully it will be a case of getting some mirrors with elements and somehow connecting them into the loom?
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Kevin58 wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:48 pm I have a used C3 VTR+ was suprised that the door mirrors aren't heated.
I thought the problem may have been the elements. But when I took the existing drivers side mirror off, could see any terminals on the rear of the mirror nor unused cables .
Any suggestions? Hopefully it will be a case of getting some mirrors with elements and somehow connecting them into the loom?
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Its a very simple electrical circuit that takes it's power from the rear demister on the early models. The later models usually follow the early ones.

You could 'upgrade' your model to include the heated mirrors if you run the extra cables into the door. That will be your biggest problem.


Citroen C3 electronic mirror heater connections
Citroen C3 electronic mirror heater connections

There a plenty of electronic and heated mirror assemblies on ebay that have the wires from inside the mirror housing to outside for connection behind the door card.


The plugs for the mirror heater, electronic adjustment and fold back are behind the door card.

I am sure the later model will be very similar, so have a look.


wires on the Citroen C3 electronic mirror
wires on the Citroen C3 electronic mirror
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