12V Window Defroster

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Scott, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest


    The blower motor on my accord recently died and I intend on replacing
    it with the help of my dad when I go home for the Christmas break from
    school. However in the mean time I was wondering if anyone had any
    experience with a 12V heater that is meant to keep the front windshield
    clear and plugs into the cigarette lighter. I am not too concerned with
    it heating the entire car but just wondering if its sufficient heat to
    keep the front window frost free for visibility reasons. They are
    fairly inexpensive and I was considering buying one to do me until I
    get home. Does anyone have any personal experiences with these devices?
    Scott, Dec 7, 2005
  2. Scott

    Frank Guest

    I bought a 20$ device last winter and it gave up after less than 2 weeks.
    The heater coil inside gave up. The one I bought was designed like a hair
    dryer with thin coils. Thus any vibrations or knocking around probably did
    not help. They aren't powerful also And honestly, I doubt it will suffice to
    cover your windshield. Also, since they are made for car use, they don't
    heat up that much. Probably for security reasons. Anyway, there might just
    be better heaters around, hope you find a good one if they exist.
    Frank, Dec 7, 2005
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