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Help in winter: retrofitting heated windscreen wipers?

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In winter you can heated wiper blades represent a thoroughly comfortable thing and at the same time ensure a good view of the road. Plus, you no longer have to worry about one iced window in the area of ​​the wiper blades in the morning. But the wiper heater is easier to retrofit than that Windshield heating, or is the installation / conversion similarly complicated and time-consuming?

Thermo pad in the area of ​​the wiper

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  • In this variant, mounting on the inside of the windshield is similar to mounting a heater on the side mirror. There is one where the windshield wiper rests glued heatingwhich ensures the melting of the ice. This ensures that the Wiper blades become agile. This means that the wiper blades must be used in the morning no longer torn off by hand which means that the wiper blades also last significantly longer. However, this variant has the disadvantage that the Wiper blades are not always located exactly where the heater can be installed. At least not without that dashboard to move or even completely for installation to have to removewhich complicates the assembly a lot impossible power. In some models it may also be necessary to install such a heater without various cutting work in the area of ​​the windshield is not possible at all. One such Thermo pad for the de-icing of the windshield wipers there is from 10 euros. However, you often still need it here additional components like one Switch, one Fuse and maybe more cables to renewal. And of course it should be a little too technical expertise be present around to realize the installation.

Connection and function of the heating Thermo Pad

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Properly connected is switching on from Thermo pad at extremely low outside temperatures can not be possible as long as the interior of the vehicle is not warmed up is. The reason for this is that the windshield is incapable of punctuality heating up to withstandwhich ultimately results in the windshield bursts. rear window however, one holds such warming was standing. When it's cold, the process of heating the wiper blades that are stuck to the windshield, so can not really accelerated. Systems with a Step regulation but can be the exception.

Heated wiper blades

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  • Bei heated windshield wipers are wiper blades that internally have a heater that is connected to the electrical system in the vehicle. The system is usually connected directly to the battery. Since the Heating temperature of the wiper blades, depending on the manufacturer, up to 60 degree is the quick cleaning of the glass from snow and ice pretty effective. Well-known manufacturers of heated frameless wiper blades are among others Winter, Consul and Burner. And there is always more heated wiper bladesthat are more modern, more effective and easier to use. It is advisable heated wiper blades to acquire, which is also about in special Installation kit feature. This kit then contains all the details regarding the Installation and also a Switch included.

Connection and function of the heated windscreen wiper blades

Properly connected but maybe also switching on the heating at extremely low outside temperatures can not be possible as long as the interior of the vehicle is not warmed up is. The reason for this is also that the windshield is not capable of the punctual heating up to withstandwhich ultimately results in the windshield bursts. rear window however, one holds such warming was standing. When it's cold, the process of heating the wiper blades that are stuck to the windshield, so can not really accelerated. Systems with a Step regulation but can be the exception.

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Exchanging the windshield for one with heating

  • Alternatively there is still the possibility new windshield with integrated heating around Windshield wiper conceivable. The prerequisite here is that the vehicle manufacturer has such a windshield available at all is. Although there are quite a few manufacturers, the selection is not really extensive. And the complete replacement of the windshield can, depending on the equipment of the vehicle (ACC, rain sensor, light sensor etc..) quickly well over 1.000 € plus wages. In summary, it can be said that the integrated in the disc Wiper blade heating Can only be retrofitted if the manufacturer does optional already offers ex works. Third party providers have (as of 2020) no integrated solutions for retrofitting in the range. If such an investment is actually planned, it is better to start with one straight away Stationary heating system fall back or alternative the ones mentioned heated wiper blades. Like the auxiliary heating, the wiper blades can usually be retrofitted for all vehicles.

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At the end... Should it no auxiliary heating but necessarily be one automatic possibility Loosening the wiper blades from the iced windshield are then suitable heated wiper blades most likely. Here are minor ones Acquisition- and labour costs the case.
With a integrated thermal relay becomes the input and Switch-off temperature regulated and, moreover, such a heater switches off exactly when the engine is switched off. Basically, it also helps the windshield wipers the evening before to fold up or maybe a little Antifreeze auf die Windshield to give. This also prevents frozen wiper blades.

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