Just got the car back from the body shop after repairing the front end
(ran into a wide-screen TV going down the interstate. it was only doing
70 and I was doing 75!) and noticed that the drivers side mirror (they
had to take the door apart to do some adjusting) was **
touch. Passenger side mirror was cool, so I thought that they had
screwed up the wiring somewhere. Took it back to the shop and they
swear that all is well.
Is this normal? Never really paid much attention to the outside mirrors
before. Just wiped them clean now and then. Didn't notice that they
were ever warm, much less HOT.
How do the mirrors work? Does a thermostat turn on the heating element,
or does it come on when you start the car, or just when?