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Old 01-05-2017, 09:34 PM   #1
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Convertible rear window defroster

I feel weird about running mine. It's basically a heating element with a fan around it. I feel like it's old and crumbly and going to start a fire. Anyone else feel the same way? I can reuse the circuit for rear fogs or an amplifier or something. Worth keeping?
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:52 AM   #2
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I never use mine, simply because I dont see the point. And the last time I used it the switch got real hot.
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:48 PM   #3
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I've used mine with no adverse effect. It's obviously not the most efficient design but it's better than nothing ifnyou cant see out back.
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:42 PM   #4
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Anyone else feel the same way?

Same thing crossed my mind when I first got the car and tried it out. The burnt smell that came out of it wasn't nice.
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:32 AM   #5
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Same thing crossed my mind when I first got the car and tried it out. The burnt smell that came out of it wasn't nice.
Having a resistance element makes it a good idea to give the blower a thorough cleaning before using it to avoid toasting whatever has accumulated or...is living in it lol

I'm reminded of the snake skin I found in my hvac blower housing....right next to the mouse nest
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:08 AM   #6
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Mine doesnt even come on
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:17 AM   #7
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Mine works as designed. Use it about once a year. Just like any electrical heating element, it smells bad for the first few minutes of use after sitting for a while. No big deal, as long as the fan is running.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:59 PM   #8
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?...it smells bad for the first few minutes of use after sitting for a while
Is that a quote from your frat days ?
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Is that a quote from your frat days ?
what is this, comedy hour?
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:27 AM   #10
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what is this, comedy hour?
if it made you chuckle, then yes

Cory knows me well enough
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Funny!

Some things in the fraternity house always smelled bad......
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:47 PM   #12
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Use mine all the time. Hits right where you veiw for the rear veiw mirror.
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