Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you turn on the rear defogger and heated mirrors?

asked by on

How do you turn on the rear defogger and heated mirrors?

A: Your car is equipped with both a front and ...

Your car is equipped with both a front and rear defogger. The front defogger is tied into your air conditioning system, but the one in the back is different (and uses a different control). If your car is also equipped with heated side view mirrors, the same button controls them as well. Here’s how it all works:

  1. Find the button on the dash labeled “rear” with a picture of a window defogging.

  2. Press it.

  3. The rear defogger (and side view mirror heaters if so equipped) will turn on.

  4. The system will stay on by itself for 20 minutes, but you can turn it off by pressing the button again.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car overheating and not defrosting properly.

Hi, I have seen this issue quite often on the PT Cruiser. This is typically caused by a failure in the heater core that is located in the dash. This part carries hot coolant into the interior of the car...

Q: How do you work the manual rearview mirror?

Your car’s rearview mirror provides essential visibility out of the back window. However, you will need to adjust it periodically, as well as after anyone else has driven the car. Here’s what you need to do: Grasp the mirror...

Q: Already checked timing Belt, but now it don't recognize the computer immobilizer.

Hi there. Try reprogramming the key fob to your vehicle. Click here to view the procedure on reprogramming your key fob. If the key is programmed to your vehicle, then the immobilizer controller may need to be replaced. I recommend...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...