Posted by Jean B. on December 16, 2005, 2:50 pm
Well, it is nasty out there in Massachusetts. Luckily, the
windshield and back window were covered with slush and not
ice. (It occurs to me that they are both great surfaces for
ice formation.) It seemed to me that I read the Prius had
heated mirrors, but since I didn't see any such buttons or
anything about that on the climate screen, I dragged out the
manual. It seems to allude to the mirrors heating when you
have on the rear window defroster, although it doesn't state
that clearly. Is this in fact what happens?
Posted by onerpm on December 16, 2005, 5:33 pm
yes, it is!
(that manual states very little clearly...you'd think after all these
years, the Japanese companies would have figured out to hire a decent
English-speaker to edit them!)
Posted by Jean B. on December 17, 2005, 2:47 am
Thanks for confirming that. It is a useful feature!
Posted by RRG on December 16, 2005, 7:50 pm
wow i hadn't realized that at all.... great news!
Posted by Shawn Hirn on January 1, 2006, 6:33 pm
This is easy enough to observe. Do the mirrors feel warmer after you've
had the window defroster on for a few minutes?