Heated windscreen

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Shaenei
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Heated windscreen

Post by Shaenei » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:38 pm

Anyone knows any clues if the heated windscreen is working as intended? Car was misted up tonight so put the heated windscreen on and it didn't seem to do much.

Was expecting an even demisting but just got the bottom demisting first like any other car I've owned
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hdasmith
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Re: Heated windscreen

Post by hdasmith » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:52 pm

What did you do to switch the windscreen on? It should dentist evenly, with the edges misted up with a nice clean line.
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Shaenei
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Re: Heated windscreen

Post by Shaenei » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:07 pm

Pressed the button once, when I go onto the air con settings it highlights the electric front windscreen image
XC40 Crystal White First Edition with T5 engine polestar'ed, lava carpet & 19" Alloys

Ordered: 11th March
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samispade
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Re: Heated windscreen

Post by samispade » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:34 am

Not sure that's turned on the electric defroster. I've found the best way is to use the voice commands:-

Turn on (or off) defroster.
Turn on (or off) max defroster.
Turn on (or off) electric defroster.
Turn on (or off) rear defroster
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hdasmith
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Re: Heated windscreen

Post by hdasmith » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:45 am

It works with mine on first press using the button. I asked because you can switch just the air demise through the senses screen. Maybe you’ve got a fault then?
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Shaenei
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Re: Heated windscreen

Post by Shaenei » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:01 am

I'll get Volvo to check the circuit next time I'm in
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Ordered: 11th March
Delivered: 19th October


q3billy
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Re: Heated windscreen

Post by q3billy » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:02 pm

I just press the button once and it turns on. I have noticed that I have one inoperable heater band of my screen though which I'm not happy about.
Another annoying thing is how quickly the heated screen turns off!
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James Blonde
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Re: Heated windscreen

Post by James Blonde » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:09 pm

I'm hitting the button twice for max demist, and assuming the window element comes on.....

Anyone else noticing that the windscreen (slightly) and side windows mist up easily when driving? Have to turn heat off cabin heating to windscreen to resolve.


Rifleman
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Re: Heated windscreen

Post by Rifleman » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:55 pm

Do you have air recirclation switched on? Sounds like you are not getting fresh air into the cabin...
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morrishey
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Re: Heated windscreen

Post by morrishey » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:49 pm

Never have a misting problem with mine. Aircon permanently on auto, never touch it part from very rare temperature adjustments.
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