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Ford Fiesta Heated windscreen

2004 Ford Fiesta Problem

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CarFord Fiesta Ghia
Year2004
OwnerSteve41
Posted30/01/2010


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The Problem:

I have had this car for over one year now & the heated windscreen has worked perfectly. Suddenly starting a few days ago I can now see the heating elements in the glass as i am driving. I have never seen them before & it is quite annoying.Can this problem be solved without replacing the windscreen? Switching the heated windscreen on doesn't make any difference.



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Got to live with it if you wish to keep heated front screen .A lot of people don't like it because they are aware of elements , whilst most don't mind for the benefits you get . Some are even unaware of this till shown . My son has got one on his car and doesn't mind , likewise myself any time I drive his car .Apparently Ford have the monopoly/ patents on this .Only answer is to replace with normal screen .





Posted on Saturday 30th of January 2010

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Thank you, i understand, but what is bugging me is why i never saw the element lines before. I knew they were there but could only see them if i looked at the screen from the outside at an angle, but not from the inside of the car from any angle. So what has changed? My wife can see them from the passenger seat & she also never saw them before either.We have driven the car for over ten thousand miles in all conditions without any problems till now.Its as if the lines have gone darker for some reason. My son has a similer car with a heated screen & we don't see the element lines in his windscreen when driving or just sitting in his car.





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