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syl



Member Since: 10 Mar 2016
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Heated screen question

Is there anyway to tell if the heated screen is turned on?

I know the heated screen control button lights up when pressed, and that it also comes on automatically below 4 degrees (and the button lights up), but I've noticed condensation on the screen, when I get I my car despite it being above that temperature, clear - with the button remaining unlit. The pattern of clearance is exactly the same as if I had turned it on (a bit at each side uncleared, together with a stripe right down the middle and another very thin stripe on one side where I believe an element is broken).

I'm wondering if my screen is coming on every time I start the car - or if it is even on permanently. RRS MY17 SDV6 AB
Evoque MY17 TD4 AB

Post #548735 Thu Feb 15 2018 7:45pm
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Tim in Scotland



Member Since: 30 May 2005
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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

I have noticed the same thing on mine - even though the light is out it still seems to be heating the screen. The one way to find out is to go for a drive after dark and you will find that on coming car’s headlights are badly distorted when the heater is on. 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV on order for June delivery, bye bye Land Rover after 22 years and 11 LR products.....
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, but not for much longer........
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

Post #548771 Thu Feb 15 2018 11:27pm
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Fletcher



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I was going to say, I can see when mines on as it distorts your view slightly.

Post #548783 Fri Feb 16 2018 12:41am
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Cymruambyth



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Wales 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Zermatt Silver

Tim in Scotland wrote:
I have noticed the same thing on mine - even though the light is out it still seems to be heating the screen. The one way to find out is to go for a drive after dark and you will find that on coming car’s headlights are badly distorted when the heater is on.


Ooooo, never noticed that! Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

Post #548785 Fri Feb 16 2018 2:16am
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wilf



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I understand that both front and rear screens can switch on automatically in response to certain conditions to keep the screens clear of mist/condensation.

The indicator lights may or may not come on under those circumstances.

I have never personally noticed any difference in terms of the optical qualities of the front screen between "on" and "off". That might say more about my eyesight than anything else, lol. MY2016 HSE D SDV6

By the age of 50 you have the face you deserve - George Orwell.

Post #548788 Fri Feb 16 2018 10:24am
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Cymruambyth



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I assume the auto on is only on newer sports? Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

Post #548822 Fri Feb 16 2018 4:59pm
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wilf



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I recall it happening on my 2010 Jag XF. So nothing new.g MY2016 HSE D SDV6

By the age of 50 you have the face you deserve - George Orwell.

Post #548900 Sat Feb 17 2018 7:12am
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Cymruambyth wrote:
I assume the auto on is only on newer sports?

Yes. Original RRS didn't do it, facelift did. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #548913 Sat Feb 17 2018 11:49am
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