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Kia Niro outside mirror defogger?

I have a 2018 Kia Niro LX plug-in and am wondering if anyone knows if this car has a way to defog/defrost the outside mirrors, other than sticking ones hand out the windows and wipe them off? I have not been able to figure it out, and the manual does not mention anything.
I thought that in this day and age every car had mirror defoggers/heaters?

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on my Soul it works in conjunction with the heated rear window defroster.

However, according to the KMA website, heated outside mirrors are standard on the EX and EX Premium models only, not the LX.
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You are probably correct. But my car is the plug-in hybrid and they tend to throw I a few extra's vs the regular hybrid. Since you mentioned the rear window defroster, I looked that up in my manual. Sure and behold, a single line tells me that the rear window defogger will defog the mirrors as well, as long as you are in hybrid mode and are running the gas engine, meaning it will not work when running in electric-only mode.
I'll try that tomorrow morning.
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it was the plug-in hybrid where I got the info from.
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Found that info too now. My bad in assuming that all new cars in the $30000 range come with an outside mirror defogging set-up. The same goes for the build-in garage door opener. The only two things I am missing on this car.
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