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Offline Ericb760

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Does anyone know where I can source this for my 89' Chieftain? Google is no help as it it sends me to the Velvac website. My outside mirrors are aftermarket Velvac, probably circa 2000-ish. But, they work with the mirror adjustment switch and the RV does have the heating switch, it's just broken and unusable.
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I would pull the switch and look for  a part #, it should be fairly easy to find

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A picture of the mirror and switch would be handy. ???

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A picture of the mirror and switch would be handy. ???

Ask and ye shall receive...

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Do you have the switch?
As skloon pointed out, if you do, having the part number off it would be very helpful.

Without that, one can only guess at what switch is the correct one.

But here's one I found on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/383474664410

Offline Ericb760

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Ouch! $70 for a switch? I live in the desert and I seriously doubt I will ever need heated mirrors. I just don't like looking at anything broken. OCD and all...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/383474664410
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Ouch! $70 for a switch?

Exactly what I said when I saw it.
And complete mirror sets?  Yikes! Cost almost as much as my first Winnebago!

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Ok, so your mirror directional switch works, but the heating switch doesn't.   I only had 1 vehicle with heated mirrors and it was great to have them because it was my daily driver and always parked outside  (Pennsylvania).

Looking more at the photo, the directional switch looks like one found in just about any vehicle from 20 years ago.  I'm wondering if a heating switch from a larger truck, like a 2500 or 3500 series with the large mirrors would work. 
 Hm?

I don't think I'd spend "ouch" amount of money to try it, but I would consider seeing what I could find for less than half ouch at a junkyard.

Just a thought.


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And a good thought at that. I found this on eBay for $13.50. I think I'll try to go pull the old one to visualize the connections. Hopefully they are a match.
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I was at my local junkyard looking for a wheel well liner for my Honda, so I figured I'd look for the switch in a 90's era Chevy. I found an old Suburban that had a rear defrost rocker switch, which is what I was looking for. Cost me $4.00. Not sure yet if the pins match, but the switches basically do the same thing so I've got my fingers crossed. Can't get to the RV until Tuesday so I will update then whether this switch works or not.
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I have a switch.i PM you.
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I appreciate the offer RangerRick, I really do. Alas, I don't really ever foresee being in a place cold enough to use the mirror heaters. Yes, it would be nice to have a functioning switch, but not at the cost of something I have more use for. Thanks again...
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