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Oz

2020 Nov 30 20:21:57
 :D  :D  :D
 

LJ-TJ

2020 Nov 30 16:14:49
WOW! It did. Sometimes I never cease to amaze my self  :D
 

LJ-TJ

2020 Nov 30 16:13:57
Just Checking it to see if this works.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 26 13:40:46
Wow hello Fredric, nice to see you again. Happy thanksgiving to you
 

Stripe

2020 Nov 26 12:51:53
Happy Thanksgiving!
 

ClydesdaleKevin

2020 Nov 26 12:26:33
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
 

Oz

2020 Nov 25 01:26:28
Thank you Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 25 00:42:41
Have a good and safe one Mark.  We already had ours last month but will be with you in spirit.  And drooling also. 
 

Oz

2020 Nov 24 16:29:55
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
 

Elandan2

2020 Nov 22 13:31:55
Ah, that's better. Thanks for all the great improvements Mark. :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 22 05:15:11
You're welcome!
 

TerryH

2020 Nov 22 03:48:06
Yes - seems to be up and running. Missed it while gone. Thanks Mark!
 

Oz

2020 Nov 17 03:32:58
I know, right?  The changes to the site are coming along, but not without its glitches, of course.  Always a learning curve...
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 16 18:01:10
This one is good also.  Just nice to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 13:09:30
 :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 15 02:49:50
I am used to this one, but not to old enough to learn
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 02:36:28
Do you like this way better, or the balloon box version?
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:02:46
Thank you!   :)clap
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:01:19
Not as compact with the text, but maybe a bit more "fun" and "chatty"?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 23:01:18
carry on sir, you are doing a great job :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:00:29
LOl!  :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:58:41
yes it is growing on me now :)
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:58:06
I kinda like it.
 

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2020 Nov 14 22:57:57
And I wasn't going to say anything but your are special, not odd
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:56:46
It will work just have to get used to the layout
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:53
Well, I'm odd.  So... yeah, kinda fits just right.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:55:47
Funny layout I mean.  But nice to be able to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:24
Just transitioned to the new portal system.  I have a lot to recreate yet, but it won't take long. How do you like the new chat room?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:54:24
This is odd
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:53:50
Hi Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:52:54
Hello!!

Author Topic: Outside Heated Mirror On/Off Switch (Interior switch on drivers side door)  (Read 124 times)

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Offline Ericb760

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  • Model: Chieftain 28
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
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
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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 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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