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Idea - Rear Window Defroster

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by AeroCooper, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper [OP] Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    Since I have a sliding rear window I can't add a conventional wired aftermarket defroster to it. I did have this idea though, but I'm not sure exactly how to actually implement it. What if you could somehow effectively harness some of the forced hot air from the foot position and send it up tubes through the A and B pillars, under the roof lining, and then out through where the hangers are on the cab ceiling. Then have some sort of diffuser to fan the air down and out towards the rear window, thus creating a defroster of sorts.
    Like I said, it’s just a rough idea I’ve been mulling over, and thought I’d put it out there in case someone has either done it or wants to figure it out and then post the results. :D
     
  2. Oct 10, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    usadventure

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    Did you ever get feedback on your idea?

     
  3. Oct 10, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    Heh...two years later someone replies.

    No, no feedback, but I discovered that in the Access cab it is not too much of an issue, especially with my heated side mirrors. I wonder how bad the double cabs get though, with more area to be heated up before the back starts to clear.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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    Yeah, 2 years later...I thought there would be more complaining about this issue. I just bought a 2013 DCSB and realized no rear defogger and no heated mirrors! Crazy!




     
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