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  1. #1
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    electrical heat strips for front windshield

    So it's the snowy season and while this year it's been mild and weird (we got dumped with 8 inches of snow Friday and two days later it's all melted with 40* temp) I always think if it's possible to install heating strips on the underside of the windshield to melt the wipers etc off of ice. I know Dodge Caravan cars have the heat strips inside the windshield for years now.

    Anyone done this or heard it actually working going aftermarket?
    Should be a doable job especially for the 2005-2007 cars where the speaker grilles can be removed giving easy access to lower part of the windshield.



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    I would think that if heat is not applied evenly to the windshield that you run a real good chance of breaking it. Don't ask how I know this might happen...

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    I too would like to hear if anyone has done this. By the way, the new Caravans don't have the strip.

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    I got a kit that heats your washer fluid for Xmas. Now, I'm not crazy enough to try it on my Superbee but I might try it on my truck. Looks interesting.
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    My family had a Caravan years ago with the windshield heat strips (defroster). It worked great! I do wish all cars had them!

    I also wish all cars had heated side-view mirrors too...

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