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Old December 24th, 2003, 09:31 PM
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Heated Windshields?

Alright, I'm definitely looking for a heated windshield and am looking for comments or suggestions before I start trodding down this road.

I know the official wiring loom is quite expensive and was thinking I could make my own.

If anyone else had been here and done this, I'd love to hear the good bad and ugly.

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Old December 24th, 2003, 09:49 PM
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Hey @#$% Newbie! Do a search!!!! (http://www.defendersource.com/discus...es/16/578.html) Hehehehe!

Dave Marchand has installed one. I believe he ordered the entire kit from the UK? Not sure about the control box though. I'd shoot him an email (davidamarchand@hotmail.com) and see how he wired his up. Have a great X-mas Mike!

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Old December 24th, 2003, 11:13 PM
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Well after reading the old posts I see I have one more item to add to my wish list.
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Old December 25th, 2003, 02:21 AM
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Hey DJ!

Hehe, thanks for the warm welcome. I guess I deserve the flipoff and the 'go search f-in' newbie' comments.



I'm going to e-mail the windsheild guy when I get back to Vegas.

Merry Christmas to you too!
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Old December 25th, 2003, 01:16 PM
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Hey Mike!!! No problem...just thought I'd take my one and probably last time to do that here! Actually, I believe a lot of people have followed in his footsteps with the heated windscreen. He's got heated mirrors too if you're interested. I take it you're in Utah with your folks for X-mas? Hmm...must be cold there if you're already looking for a heated windscreen. Portland isn't too bad, mostly rain though. Well, have a great holiday and a safe drive back to Vegas.

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Old December 25th, 2003, 02:09 PM
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Mike, I spoke with them not too long ago and I think it was about $300 shipped but they were out of stock.. Shoot them an email and see.. I actually got a Genuine 110 one from the UK for $249 plus shipping instead of the after market one.
With my luck I will go around the block and some screwball in a blinged out H2 will throw a rock back at me and crack it.... lol..

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Old December 25th, 2003, 06:15 PM
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DJ, yeah, cold but it's the freezing fog on the outside of the windshield that's been the problem this trip. We're planning on moving here next fall (Vegas isn't the gold-mine we thought it would be), so I'm just preparing for next winter right now.

I can't believe a genu-whine headed windshield is only 250 bucks! The heated windshields for my RRC's are about 1200 bucks! Maybe it's the curve in the glass...I can't understand it.

I'll probably order a genuine one from Craddocks or maybe have George at RDS get me one in his next container.

I installed my Rovers North Radiator Muff just now, went on in a cinch and looks super swanky too. Now to see if it works as advertised.

Thanks for the tips onthe windshield and the muff. Now back to your regularly scheduled Christmas.
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Mike, call Tim at Dingocroft in the UK RRC7310 150.15 uk pounds
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Hey Mike,

Also I noticed this thread:
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...4&threadid=283
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wow, that's cheap. sad thing is I put in a brand new seal when I had the windsheild installed. The windshield has pitting on BOTH sides, indicating it has been in at least two seperate vehicles, each side having a turn fending off rocks.

If I'd have known the heated windshields were so cheap, I might not have tried to save a few bucks and re-use my original windscreen.

Oh well.

Thanks for the tip.
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Speaking of, I had a rock take a sizable chunk of my windscreen out this summer (without cracking it mind you). What's the best method for repairing the damage? Do it yourself-able? I would prefer to do it myself rather than waste some time getting a glass company to do it. Any recommendations?

On the expense. This is surprising to me. I had to replace the screen on my subie outback with heating elements this summer as well. It was only something like $350. I cannot understand why the LR screens are so much money.
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