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Don
Hi,

I hope you all had a great Xmas.

Today's little problem is that I seem to have only half of the electric windscreen demister working! ( passenger/nearside ) Is this possible, common, rare, unlikey or should I change my psychiatrist? Any clues would be greatly appreciated.

I wish you all a fantastic New Year.
Regards,
jam-cmax
hi i have same problem, but mine is the nearside is not working, the screen has 2 feeds i have checked fuses both ok i have had the plastic cover off under screen both connectors and plugs/sockets look ok so i am stuck :huh: any more suggestions would be greatl appreciated :unsure:
SierraYankee99
Probably one of the element wires in the screen is broken. Only fix is a new screen, not cheap
jam-cmax
cant believe 1 broken wire would stop the whole thong working :(
Don
Hello again,

Thanks for the replies; jam, I seem to be in the same boat as you, I've found both fuses and they seem to be OK, I've bought what I think is a replacement from Motorworld but I haven't tried to fit it yet, 40 amp but the case looks a bit big. If replacing the fuse doesn't work then it may be that SY is going to be right!! What a New Year's pressy ?
I'll let you know how I get on.

Regards,
SierraYankee99
[quote name='jam-cmax' post='9270' date='Jan 5 2009, 07:19 PM']cant believe 1 broken wire would stop the whole thong working :([/quote]


The windscreen has 2 constant wire element running through the glass. One on the left side one on the right. It gets warm by power flowing through it. If that one wire gets even a tiny crack in it it cant conduct the power therefore it doesnt get warm and doesnt work. The other side though is a seperate wire so will still work. Basic physics really buddy
jam-cmax
someone i work with has a r reg mondeo an his heated screen works apart from 3 lines like a rear one does when one line is brike?
SierraYankee99
[quote name='jam-cmax' post='9317' date='Jan 6 2009, 03:52 PM']someone i work with has a r reg mondeo an his heated screen works apart from 3 lines like a rear one does when one line is brike?[/quote]



Yep and guaranteed its close to the middle of the screen where the 3 lines are missed???

I'm not taking wild guesses here mate, this is whats wrong with it, 100% certain
ginner999
[quote name='SierraYankee99' post='9319' date='Jan 6 2009, 04:02 PM']Yep and guaranteed its close to the middle of the screen where the 3 lines are missed???

I'm not taking wild guesses here mate, this is whats wrong with it, 100% certain[/quote]
You can get one of those ceramic heaters from Halfords or other Discount ceters they blow warm to hot air in a direction made by you onto the screen you want demisting.
not expensicve only bout 10


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