Tuesday 11th May 2021

Retrofitting a windscreen heater, is that possible?

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Your own vehicle is stationary can not be under a Carport or in one Garage, and is also not Stationary heating system there is one heated windscreen certainly not a bad idea. But only a few vehicles have such a windshield heater with the functionality of the much better known Rear window heating installed. Therefore, the right question arises, can a windscreen heater be retrofitted? Basically you can here NO say! It's easy to retrofit a windshield heater not possible. Various options from third-party providers, such as in the case of a heated rear window there is not any. So if you had the hope that various foils for sticking on might be available AND approved unfortunately we have to disappoint him. If a heated windscreen is required, a complete one must be used exchange the windshield.

Retrofit windscreen heating

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The existing front window must be replaced by one with a built-in heater. As a rule, however, this is only possible if the Vehicle manufacturer offers. The manufacturer Ford, for example, has been offering windscreen heating for almost all vehicles for decades. After all, the Ford Scorpio was the first vehicle with heated windshields a good 30 years ago. So Ford knows all about it. If the car was ordered without a heated windshield at that time, this function was available but as an optional extra, then the windshield can usually be swapped and replaced with a heated variant. Of course, this must then correspond with the vehicle electronics be connected and also a Control panel must be installed somewhere in the vehicle. A change is in such a case but possible. But even if there is a front window with heating, you should definitely clarify in advance whether this is just like that may be installed. Officially recognized inspection and of course the vehicle manufacturers.

Don't forget the costs

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But don't forget that Costs: A heated windscreen, all necessary cables, relays and the new control panel can be quickly accessed 1.000 € costs. There is still the installation not even included. And also possible Additional functions in the front window like a rain sensor, Head-Up Display or a spacer are here can not be included. Options like this make a windshield even more expensive in some cases. In summary it can be said that the windscreen heater can only be retrofitted if the manufacturer optionally offers it ex works. Third party providers have (as of 2020) no solutions for retrofitting in the range. If such an investment is actually planned, it is better to use a parking heater right away. Which is usually for all vehicles can be retrofitted and warms up the same inner space.

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