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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2004, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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I just happened to see a Dodge Caravan windshield.
It's got a defroster grid where the wipers are.

I think it is a great idea for the winter and for the "foggy" windshield issue we are having.

Any ideas what it would take to put one in our car?
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A windshield with that grid applied. The caravan actually has that strip there to heat up the windshield wiper blades and keep them free of ice. They must hold some kind of patent on that because I would love to have that but I've never seen anyone else offer it.


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more about this foggy windshield problem.....I'm not the only one having it? No matter what i do sometimes the windshield will not completely defrost. thought maybe i was just a moron, and although that may still be the case are other people having this problem? anyone not having this problem? the only way i can get it to defrost blows 90 degree air in my face, and their still remains fog on the top of the windsheild....anyone want to tell me how to work my defroster?
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more about this foggy windshield problem.....I'm not the only one having it? No matter what i do sometimes the windshield will not completely defrost. thought maybe i was just a moron, and although that may still be the case are other people having this problem? anyone not having this problem? the only way i can get it to defrost blows 90 degree air in my face, and their still remains fog on the top of the windsheild....anyone want to tell me how to work my defroster?
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What I would prefer to see is a return to heated windshields. Ford had this on a few models (I most remember the 1988 Lincoln Continental), as did Buick. It provides defogging and deicing to the entire windshield far more effectively than the blower based defoggers cars currently use, thus also providing the heating area to the wiper rest.

I realize the heating material made the windshield expensive to replace (maybe make it out of a chip and crack resistant material?), but it worked great.

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I use cold AC air......clears right up.....30 secs

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got a question about defrost.... when you swtich to defrost for the front. does it automatically makes the a/c come on... in my sisters sebring it makes the a/c come on when its on defrost and ive noticed that it switches to inside air on our cars..... i also think i kinda feel the engine strain a lil bit more when i have it on defrost... id unnoo... someone answer

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Unfortunately, above 40 degrees, the A/C does come on automatically with defrost.

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