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Where is switch for heated outside mirrors

Just wondering if somebody out there can tell me how the heated outside power adjustable mirrors are turned on? I just brought back a 2004 f/250 Lariat from Arizona and for the life of me can't figure out how to turn on the heat. There is a little wavey heat radiating symbol on both power mirrors so I imagine they have that option.
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There is no switch, they come on when the engine is running.

If you are having a problem with them not working, look in your owners manual for the fuse # and check to see if it is blown.

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They're always on when the ignition is on. I believe some people have traced the heat wire from the mirrors and put them on a switch

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Mine come on when I turn on the defrosters

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Thanks Mike and to the others also. I don't have a rear defroster but you're correct because my Mazda3 mirror heat comes on when I turn on the rear defog.
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Thanks Mike and to the others also. I don't have a rear defroster but you're correct because my Mazda3 mirror heat comes on when I turn on the rear defog.
Yup, key on, mirror heat on. The excusions came on with the defrosters.

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Hey Galaxie, thanks but...

are they on a timer, (I would assume)?
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are they on a timer, (I would assume)?
no sir! people tend to pull the fuse in the summer. I always forget until I wash my truck with it running and see the dang water spots!

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no sir! people tend to pull the fuse in the summer. I always forget until I wash my truck with it running and see the dang water spots!
I've never thought of doing that

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My heated mirror switch is in the picture in my Sig. Second from right. Yes, mine's an 04 so I don't have upfitter switches, so, installed my own.
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