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Heated windscreen.. What precisley do I need?


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Afternoon,

A damaged windscreen has given me the opportunity to upgrade to a heated windscreen. However, I realise I need some parts - a couple of relays and a timer I think? Can anyone who has done this recently please tell me what precisely I need. Alternatively, is it possible that the wiring is already in place and I just need to connect it up?

Many thanks!

1998 Defender CSW 110 300Tdi.

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The official timers are quite expensive at about £70 unless you chance upon one from a scrapper. VWP do a 10 min timer for £14; I have just had the same problem as I have 2 to wire, and have developed a timer circuit which costs about £3 in bits but you have to assemble into some sort of case.

Nigel

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The official timers are quite expensive at about £70 unless you chance upon one from a scrapper. VWP do a 10 min timer for £14; I have just had the same problem as I have 2 to wire, and have developed a timer circuit which costs about £3 in bits but you have to assemble into some sort of case.

Nigel

DynaVT installed a Heated Windscreen on his Defender, using a VWP Timer.

Circuit Diagram and details here -

http://www.lro.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=60317

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Hi Tim,

When I did my own following loads of help from Ralph, the only thing I did different was to run front and rear off of the existing switch. This way I just turn on the heated rear which in turn flicks the timer relay for the front screen which then stays on for 10mins ( I think).

As i doubted I would ever need the front without the rear, and if I do need the front again I just flick it off and on again for another 10mins of front heated screen...

Good luck..

db.

Ps. you will wonder how you ever lived without one before....

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Thanks fellers.

Far too many -20 somethings over the last couple of years not to have one I think. I'd hate to leave it on so the timer relay would probably be the best option.. but they are expensive!

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