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Q: why does the heated side mirror drivers side not work

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the drivers side mirror defogger is not working the rear windows works and passenger side works what could be the problem this is a 2013 Honda civic

A: This is a common problem with heated mirror...

This is a common problem with heated mirrors and window defrosters. Inside the glass is a small heating element that heats up using electrical current and is usually on a timer. When this electrical heating element fails or does not have the proper amount of electricity flowing to it, this may cause it not work work properly. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and repair your heated mirror.

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