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post #26 of 100 (permalink) Old 9th January 2006
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Yea I only notice when the back window started to steam up and I had the climate control on manual so i can contol the fan speed. The only thing what bothers me about it if it does not switch off the battery is not getting charged up propley as the rear window takes some power to run.

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post #27 of 100 (permalink) Old 10th January 2006
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Hopefully this will help to clarify any confusion..

In auto mode ( or Ambient Temperature Automatic Mode )...

To obtain and maintain the temperature selected and to maintain good visibility the system controls....

The fan speed
The distribution of air
The air recirculation management
The Air conditioning ( auto on or off )
The temperature of the air to the left or right
The automatic operation of the rear screen de-icing/ demisting and / or windscreen ( if fitted )

In manual mode

You operate the rear screen demisting using the demist button - When the screen is on -- the orange light is visible -

The rear screen will automatically turn off after a set period of time to avoid overheating and or battery drain..

Manual Air recirculation note

This is the circular button at the right of the climate control panel..

Air recirculation allows the external atmosphere to be isolated ( e.g. driving in polluted areas ).

Prolonged use of the air recirculation mode may cause the windows to mist up or lead to odurs as the air is not renewed.

Renault therefore advise you return to normal mode ( external air or automatic recirculation ) as soon as you can.

All info taken from 2001 Laguna Handbook..
post #28 of 100 (permalink) Old 16th January 2006
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Last year the rear window of my wifes Senic Expression + (2001) which has a rear window which opens independently from the hatch exploded on our drive way after we had cleaned the car. We never contacted Renault but the RAC window guy who came to replace it said he had done a few of these and that they would be invoicing the insurance company 700.00 (WOW!). He also said glass can be very volatile and it just happens (don't know about that. So it could just be one of those things.
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post #29 of 100 (permalink) Old 16th January 2006
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Nothing ever " just happens " thanks for adding the story though..

Interested to read someone else had one go whilst the vehicle was parked up..

Seems to me the rear opening window may be subject to an unusal amount of shock loading ( i.e. each time you open and slam the thing down to ensure it's locked properly - each time the heated rear screen is used )..

Maybe ( just maybe ) the use of only two small main supports and two gas struts lower supports with a very small surface area for the glass in also a non safe pratice..

Would be interested to learn how other manufacturers have designed a rear opening screen ??

Selly how's your hearse look when it comes to the rear opening screen ?

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just another possibility.........
have just got my lag tourer and the rear wiper wasnt working so i had the wife switch it on while i listened to see if anything was happening.........i nearly pooped myself when she switched it on cos the whole window flexed
what had happened was the wiper spindle had become caked in muck and had stuck so the motor was trying to turn the wiper but instead the whole thing was moving under the pressure causing the rear window to flex
bit of wd40 and a little time an its fine now but could be the possible cause of a broken window
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