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Old 01-07-2004, 10:02 AM   #11
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i just want it to melt the ice that gets suck on the wipers and all that snow that gets caught under the wipers but mostly i just want to melt that ice on the wipers.
but if mine had that option it would be a button near the trunk release and under the headlight button. but im not sure how ur bonnevilles buttons are set up.
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How can I tell if I had this option?
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mines in my owners manual.
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The owner'* manual will talk about it whether your car is equipped with it or not, as it was an option on several syles of H bodies. I don't see an RPO code in Techinfo for this. I didn't even know I had the option until I had my windshield replaced. It made a very expensive HUD windshield a bit more expensive, and the order took a little longer to fill. Thankfully, this forced the insurance to pay for an OEM windshield.

With a quick glance, I don't see it even mentioned in the 93 owner'* manual. I'll have to dig through it more carefully. I can't see the heater elements in the glass with the windshield installed. They're below the line of sight. I can tell you that it works pretty well. I'm usually the first one out of the parking lot at work in foul weather, while everyone else is scraping. My mirrors, winshield, and rear window take care of themselves.

It can turn this:



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In under 5 minutes. It doesn't totally melt the ice/snow if it'* thick, but it frees it from the windshield so it can be pushed off in an entire sheet. It DOESN'T thaw the ice dam over the wipers very well. I lost a wiper yesterday, and had to replace it.
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i thought it only did the bottom part of the windshield like where the wipers sit and where all the ice and snow builds up at.
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It does, but it also tends to heat the whole glass just enough to free up the ice, especially if it'* thick. Heat rises. In yesterday'* case, I had a couple inches of snow under the ice. Ideal situation. As a comparison, after 5 minutes of warmup, the windshield ice pushed off in a giant sheet (taking part of a wiper with it), but my sunroof wouldn't open for another 15-20 minutes with the heater inside cranked.
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so its only a sse ssei option? maybe a really loaded sle. right
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Probably an option for the SSE/SSEi, and the LATER SLE after the SSE was discontinued. But as with all options, if you really wanted it on an SE, it could probably be factory ordered. This may require the Auto Climate Control head to work. Need someone with better factory schematics to confirm this.
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Now I gotta find that damn pic of the RPO label again.......
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