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Discussion in 'VW California T6 Discussion' started by Regenman, Apr 10, 2016.

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    Does anyone have a heated front screen? Is it good? Mine is either terrible or broken!

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    David
     
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    We've got one. I've only used it 3 times but it's worked very well clearing the frost away quickly. I'd definitely get it as an option again.

    What's wrong with yours?
     
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    Thanks for this - I've tried it twice and it hasn't really cleared much at all if anything. The fans work much faster and so I'll get in touch with the dealer again.
     
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    Mine clears frost within around 1 minute - v efficient
     
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    Ours works great - i didnt realise until I saw another post here though that really only works for frost / snow and no use for demist internally which I suppose makes sense when you consider which way the heat goes... Maybe your expectation is that it should do both, which case, I agree the blower is much better..

    Hope it helps...
     
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    Switch parking heater on, problem solved and also runs the heater???

    John
     
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    If your screen is frozen it takes a while for the parking heater to defrost it.
    I had one of those heated screens in a Ford 25 years ago and they are good for both aiding defrosting and demisting.
     
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    True, but only if you are in a hurry. With the parking heater you get a warm vehicle as well. Mind you, no need of anything here in Barcelona. :)
     
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    Air conditioning? ;)
     
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    True. :bananadance
     
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    My expectation was that it would clear mist inside too, but mine doesn’t seem to have any effect; makes me wonder if it’s actually working. Not had opportunity to try it on frost yet.
     
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    I've only used mine once.

    On the advice of a Honda dealer in Edinburgh years ago I use heat & air con to clear mist.
     
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    I had one in a caddy I was lent by vw. I’m surprised at how visible the wires (still) are, although I suppose you get used to it.
     
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    Yes the wires are visible, especially in sunlight, although not too distracting. Wouldn’t be an option I would have ticked had specced it up though! Might change my mind it if clears ice off the windscreen ....
     
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    I had a California on loan whilst mine was delayed. The loaner had the front heated screen. I found the wires too noticeable and a proper hindrance for night time driving as it starburst the oncoming headlights. Was really glad I didn't spec it on my own Cali!
     
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    I have no Cali specific experience, but VAG; We have heated screen on our Tiguan and I stupidly thought when I pressed the button (showing wavy lines and a windscreen) that that would be the heated screen. I was wrong, you have to go into the aircon menu and then can turn on the heated screen, maybe the same in Cali?
     
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    Well, this winter a heated screen has been about as useful as a set of winter tyres where we live. Only had one frost and I was fortunate enough to somehow hit the right button and the screen cleared in seconds. Unfortunately I can’t remember which one it was but there are two with wavy lines and it was one of them, it wasn’t in the air con menu! :D
     

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