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#1 sezimodo

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:07 AM

Hi everyone,

Brr it was so chilly this morning. Today I went out to find a rather heavy frost on my car, and I just couldnt clear the front windscreen. I had used de-icer on the outside, but the quickclear appears to have stopped working. There were no signs of it working at all. I tried with or without the a/c with no difference.

The back windscreen (not quickclear) cleared fine using the same method and the heating elements were working. Am wondering if the fuse has blown, but I would have throught the back screen or the wipers would stop working too.

Any suggestions (other than park the car in a garage) :rolleyes:

Thanks

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#2 SierraYankee99

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:01 PM

By quickclear do you mean heated front screen or where it uses air con to clear mist quickly. Most misunderstand the latter is known as quickclear and the former is heated windscreen. If it is indeed the air con, it probably needs re-gassing. If you mean heated windscreen its most likely a fuse. The front screen heater uses so much power its on a fuse of its own. Had it been the rear your heated mirrors and washer jets would have stopped working too.

#3 slappyhaze

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:28 PM

Not sure if you know this, or i'm just stating the obvious, but the heated front windscreen needs the engine to be turned fully on to work. It pulls enough power to warrant running from the alternator not just the battery. That also means it will affect your MPG if used a lot!!

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:42 PM

Hi everyone,

Brr it was so chilly this morning. Today I went out to find a rather heavy frost on my car, and I just couldnt clear the front windscreen. I had used de-icer on the outside, but the quickclear appears to have stopped working. There were no signs of it working at all. I tried with or without the a/c with no difference.

The back windscreen (not quickclear) cleared fine using the same method and the heating elements were working. Am wondering if the fuse has blown, but I would have throught the back screen or the wipers would stop working too.

Any suggestions (other than park the car in a garage) :rolleyes:

Thanks


dont forget that the heated front screen has 2, yes 2 fuses for left handand right hand side of the screen.although it would seem strange that both fuses have blown........just a thought

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:33 PM

By quickclear do you mean heated front screen or where it uses air con to clear mist quickly. Most misunderstand the latter is known as quickclear and the former is heated windscreen. If it is indeed the air con, it probably needs re-gassing. If you mean heated windscreen its most likely a fuse. The front screen heater uses so much power its on a fuse of its own. Had it been the rear your heated mirrors and washer jets would have stopped working too.

Is the screen meant to clear quicker with aicon on?

Paul

#6 stef123

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:03 PM

Is the screen meant to clear quicker with aicon on?

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yes because it removes moisture

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 10:40 AM

yes because it removes moisture


Not convinced. :o

Paul

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