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Now that it's getting cold I expect most will be making use of the heated front screen if it comes on your model. How impressed are you with it's performance? Honestly my 1997 ford escort had one that was more effective than the jaguar. The little elements are definitely visible through the screen just like the Ecort, and I do see some evidence of it working (slight straight lines appearing in parts of the screen) but it takes ages to work. The Escort was almost immediate that you knew it was on, the ipace is more like "is it on yet?" For me.

Just wondering what you think of yours.
 

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I've only used mine are part of preconditioning and it works very well indeed. Ok, so I have no reference point from another car to base this on.
The Evoke that I'm driving (The I-Pace is in for a battery investigation) has it but even yesterday, the luke warm water solution worked just as well.
 

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Just dit a test with frozen windows, in about 15 sec all clear 😁 the rear window is a lot slower. After 40 minutes Still frozen
 

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Thanks guys. So I'm basing it on the speed with which it clears mist internally, something the blowers seem to have more effect with rather than the elements in the screen. I'll wait for a frozen day and see whether the ice melts as quickly as you mention. The Rear one is rubbish though agreed, even when you precondition the car I come out and the back screen is frozen over or misty at least, when the front is clear.
 

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I haven't noticed an issue with my rear screen but with the clearview mirror cam you never really notice the state of the rear window only if the cam is frozen.

The nature of the elements for front and rear means the front screen will clear much more quickly it does on my wife's Audi too as the front screen has elements throughout the entire screen rather than in bands. This makes it far more effective, although the rear screen does clear it does this much more slowly.

When you can precondition the car pre departure though this should be something of an irrelevance
 

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Rossy100 said:
Adski989 said:
My rear screen doesn't clear, i've booked it in for investigation, seems like a supply issue as everyone is suffering from it.
Was there ever a solution found to this? I seem to have same issue on my MY22.

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On MY19/MY20 the fuse was too small, replace it with a 30Amp fuse. Should help if your fuse is blown.
 

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Maxwell_400 said:
Rossy100 said:
Adski989 said:
My rear screen doesn't clear, i've booked it in for investigation, seems like a supply issue as everyone is suffering from it.
Was there ever a solution found to this? I seem to have same issue on my MY22.

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On MY19/MY20 the fuse was too small, replace it with a 30Amp fuse. Should help if your fuse is blown.
Can I ask where that fuse is located? I'm not sure my heaters on my rear screen and door mirrors are working.
 

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Maxwell_400 said:
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Was there ever a solution found to this? I seem to have same issue on my MY22.

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On MY19/MY20 the fuse was too small, replace it with a 30Amp fuse. Should help if your fuse is blown.
Can I ask where that fuse is located? I'm not sure my heaters on my rear screen and door mirrors are working.
Fuse 17 under the backseat.
 

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Maxwell_400 said:
AndyP said:
Maxwell_400 said:
On MY19/MY20 the fuse was too small, replace it with a 30Amp fuse. Should help if your fuse is blown.
Can I ask where that fuse is located? I'm not sure my heaters on my rear screen and door mirrors are working.
Fuse 17 under the backseat.
Thanks, that's very useful. I'll check it out tomorrow.
 

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We've had a couple of cool nights in the last week and in the mornings, although the front and rear screens were clear, the door mirrors had misted over. I switched on the front screen heater to clear them but after a couple of minutes nothing much seemed to be happening and I noticed that the screen heater had switched off.

Should that happen so quickly?
 

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I believe the front screen heater timeout is dependent on outside temperature.
Ie. it will stay on longer when the temperature is closer to 0 degC.

Also do the mirror heaters come on with the front screen too?
I guess that makes sense but I'd always assumed it was just with the rear screen demister.
 

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I wondered about the wing mirrors too. There is no independent wing mirror heating control (as you see on many cars) so do they come on with:-

Rear screen demister
Front heated screen
"Max defrost" i.e. AC set to maximise screen heating?

Or some or all of the above?
 

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Found the answer! I'd always assumed that mirror heaters were linked to the heated windscreen but not so. Quote from the online I-Pace info pages: 'The door mirror heaters operate automatically, according to the external temperature and the heated rear screen operation'.

We live and learn.
 

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frogmill0 said:
Found the answer! I'd always assumed that mirror heaters were linked to the heated windscreen but not so. Quote from the online I-Pace info pages: 'The door mirror heaters operate automatically, according to the external temperature and the heated rear screen operation'.

We live and learn.
Do those amber dots on the mirrors when the car is on mean anything beyond the blind spot assist is active?
 

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Again from the online information pages: 'A warning indicator (2) illuminates in the door mirrors when the blind spot monitor system is disabled, not active, or there is a system fault.'

The warning indicator is, I assume, the dot (one in each mirror) to which electric beagle refers. Mine illuminate when the car is first switched on and go out after about 30 secs.
 

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We've had a couple of cool nights in the last week and in the mornings, although the front and rear screens were clear, the door mirrors had misted over. I switched on the front screen heater to clear them but after a couple of minutes nothing much seemed to be happening and I noticed that the screen heater had switched off.

Should that happen so quickly?
I’ve had mine 2 years. Front and rear windows take an age to demist never mind defrost. Steering wheel is Luke warm at best just like the heating system. Can’t imagine an ownership experience in a northern climate.
 

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Fourth winter with I-Pace, no problems with heaters. The windscreen heater melts ice in couple of minutes, demist 20-30s. Rear window isn't that fast. The steering wheel heating is good too, as seat heaters in front. Actually seat heaters are too hot in full power, need to dial down to minimum after awhile. And our winter here in Finland are still real winter with snow, ice and below -30C temperatures.
 
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