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Author Topic: fitting front heated windscreen  (Read 3774 times)

Offline blue metal

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fitting front heated windscreen
« on: May 13, 2013, 07:50:21 PM »
Hi
I am getting replacement heated windscreen fitted tomorrow.
Autoglass fitting it
Hopefully they Know what they are doing.

Anything I should watch out for?
ie disconnect battery?
airbags are fitted in side pillars
does this affect removal to get at electric connections for screen

any  thing else ?

Tony

Offline xavier

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Re: fitting front heated windscreen
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 11:47:32 PM »
had mine done in a focus recently, guy knew his stuff. Just test it when it has been done to make sure both sides are heating. Oh and it'll take an hour for the epoxy to set after he is done. Mine ended up in a local restaurant car-park to give him room to do the job and get the rain canopy over.

Not sure how best to test it, put a bag of ice on the windscreen till it starts to fog up the use it? If you have air con, that'd probably chill it enough. If it works.

Offline blue metal

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Re: fitting front heated windscreen
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 08:05:25 AM »
Thanks for reply
somebody suggested
fish and chips to steam
it up for testing

Tony

Offline Chrispb

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Re: fitting front heated windscreen
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 12:06:53 PM »
Or a nice cup of tea lol
The screen will feel warmer to the touch after being on for a few minutes.
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Offline blue metal

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Re: fitting front heated windscreen
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 05:22:40 PM »
Screen fixed thank you
cup of tea was welcome ;D

Tony

Offline Mirez

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Re: fitting front heated windscreen
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 05:23:11 PM »
lol - I would also have suggested a cup of tea :)

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