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I have a 2018 LX, and I want to replace or modify my NON-heated stock mirrors with HEATED ones. I've done a lot of research and know the stock wiring harness isn't going to be plug-and-play (sadly). The additional (2) wires aren't in the LX harness.
That said, would it be possible to replace just the mirror glass it'self with the heated element glass?

PART Mirror Sub-Assembly, L (Flat)(Heated)
Product ID: 76253-TVA-A21

Mirror Sub-Assembly, R (R1000) (Heated)
Product ID: 76203-TVA-A21

I've included a photo of the part (back) where the connectors are visible. The heated surface is $64 part each side. OR the have the entire assembly (not counting for the color specific Skull Cap) for about $130. upwards to $300 each side.

The wiring still needs to be ran anyway, and tied to the defrost wires for power. (Someone did a Civic on YouTube) There are a lot of posts on this form, however I haven't seen this specifically addressed. I have attached some photos. There are universal kits for under $20 which add an electrical element to the back of the glass, which looks like a supreme pain in the (BUTTOCKS). Again, thoughts and suggestions?

Oh, and is the circuit for the Rear Window Defrost strong enough to handle (2) mirrors?? The Canada Accord owners can chime in on this, because I've read Heated Mirrors on 2018 come stock even on the LX models.

Having done the Courtesy Light mod already, I cringe at the thought of running wire through the door boot. I read on here one guy took his car doors off. That's DIY commitment.
 

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I actually inquired College Hills about this back in July and this was their responses to me

The biggest issue would be the wiring, in past years/models the wiring harnesses on the lower trim levels did not have the wiring to hook up the signal in the mirror. The parts you have listed will get you the signals, but I don't think the connection would be there without swapping the harnesses.

** I asked something about the harness **

I believe you would need to replace both the door harnesses and the entire instrument panel harness, also no guarantee the computer would have that capability.

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Something im interested in but im not electrical/wiring savvy so if its requires some hacking then im most likely out ?
 

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I don't think that is 100 percent correct. They are "correct" it's not "plug-n-play" or a simple swap out mirrors with heated mirrors.
Yes, so wiring is involved. However removing the door panel isn't too bad, and it's 3 bolts holding on the mirror.

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Here is the latest on the 2018 Accord LX Heated Mirror Upgrade. I ordered the parts from Honda. About $62 each with $12 shipping. The mirror elements are the same ones used in the 2018 EX-L trim.
When they come in, I'll remove the mirrors from the car, and run 16 gauge wire pair to the back of each mirror glass.
I plan on taking photos and documenting the process. SHOUT OUT to Gary, "Bassguitarist1985" and his (3) extensive and well done videos on doing this modification!

Mirror Sub-Assembly, L (Flat)(Heated)
Product ID: 76253-TVA-A21

Mirror Sub-Assembly, R (R1000) (Heated)
Product ID: 76203-TVA-A21

the MAIN CONCERN will be finding the Defroster Heat Wire / Relay control under the dash. However I am sure this can be done. More to come. Please chime in on suggestions / information / etc.
 

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UPDATE: Spent the weekend installing the NEW EX-L Mirror elements (actual mirror faces with heating grid behind them).

* Requires removing door panels (not a problem once you've done it)
* Disconnecting the mirror wire harness
* Unbolting the mirror (there is no way I would do this with it attached to the car)
* Removing the Skull Cap (kind of a pain to do)
* Removing the lower snap on cover
* Routing a pre-made wire harness up into the mirror. I left plenty of wire and put the wire connectors on after knowing how much wire would be needed.
* Attached the connectors to the heating elements
* Put the mirror back together and reinstalled it on the car
* Routed the wiring pair down through the door and through the rubber door boot. Hardest part of the project.

I would suggest heavy picture hanging wire (not a coat hanger, it's too heavy) for doing this. And go from the car door up through into the car. I've tried both ways and this is the best.

Have not yet wired the mirrors into the system yet. I am going to use a relay as advised, and still foggy on the when and where to do it.

More to come. The PHOTOS show the stock mirror and the NEW mirror with heating element inside.
The other photo shows how the mirror glass snaps onto the white base with the motor control
 

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Just thought I would UPDATE this thread. I have successfully installed EX-L Heated Mirrors on a stock LX 2018 Accord. They are tied into the defroster circuit with an additional relay driven by the defrost relay.
With all the modifications I have done to my Accord, this was the most involved and challenging. But THANK YOU to several people on this Drive Accord Forum, we made this happen.

It IS worth it to do, if you are in a humid or cold environment. I was going to shoot a video, and actually began the process. But it's too much to do while also trying to figure what you're doing with your car.
So sincere appreciate and thanks to ALL the YouTube dudes who make the videos.

Sincerely,

Eric
 

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Just thought I would UPDATE this thread. I have successfully installed EX-L Heated Mirrors on a stock LX 2018 Accord. They are tied into the defroster circuit with an additional relay driven by the defrost relay.
With all the modifications I have done to my Accord, this was the most involved and challenging. But THANK YOU to several people on this Drive Accord Forum, we made this happen.

It IS worth it to do, if you are in a humid or cold environment. I was going to shoot a video, and actually began the process. But it's too much to do while also trying to figure what you're doing with your car.
So sincere appreciate and thanks to ALL the YouTube dudes who make the videos.

Sincerely,

Eric
Cool glad to hear you were able to pull it off.

So then i wonder can i get the turn signals mirrors working on a sport trim.
 
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