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Old 7th January 2009   #1
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Heated Windscreen

My handbook makes references to the heated windscreen function(if fitted). Is this option only available in certain countries or is it possible to retrofit?
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The heated windscreen is an optional extra but also inclusive on some higher range models.
It may be that the cabling is already in situ but it would require a new windscreen (not cheap) and the necessary relays and switching etc.
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I would imagine you are looking at 700+ just for the windscreen alone
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I have one on the Mondeo. They are good, but take a lot of juice from yhe battery on a cold morning. Would probably need a higher rated battery as well
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I do miss having a heated front screen as my Lag doesn't have one. So much easier on a frosty morning, flick a switch and the ice was gone, no messing with a scraper or de-icer.

I did have a heated screen replaced on my last escort as some pesky kids booted a football at it and cracked it. The autoglass fitter showed me the bill for it, 380 just for the heated screen with a slight green tint, this was about 4 years ago now. Not bad considering I only paid 50 excess

Sure one could be retro fitted, hardest part would be sourcing and fitting a screen without paying silly money for it. As noel said, you might be lucky and find all the wiring there for it.

You could always try a highly elaborate and risky maneuver and tell your insurance company that one is already fitted and needs replacing! I don't recomend that one though!
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