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orndog 02-07-2013 04:22 PM

Wiper deicer?
I searched, honest I did. My car says it comes with the deicer, but there are no orange deicing elements visible, did they change to a new style on the '13s? I hate to look like an idiot going back to the dealer (when I can just look like an idiot anonymously online).

Ellesedil 02-07-2013 04:25 PM

The elements are underneath a blacked-out portion of the windshield (obviously, where the wipers sit when at rest). If you look carefully enough, you can find a tiny orange circle near the passenger-side wiper. I was able to see the elements on my '12 after some really, really careful looking with certain lighting conditions. (I say "was" because I've since replaced my windshield and can no longer see them).

Also, if you have heated seats/mirrors, then you have a heated windshield. All three are part of Subaru's cold-weather package.

If you're still not sure, the best way for you to check is to wait for some ice or light snow to accumulate on the windshield, turn off your climate control, and turn on your rear defroster. The snow/ice should melt where the wipers reside.

orndog 02-07-2013 05:05 PM

I've just seen so many pictures of Subarus with the big orange coils visible across the windshield I wasn't sure. If it ever gets cold enough down here for them to work I'm sure I'll enjoy them lol

MasterPeon 02-07-2013 07:18 PM

shine a flashlight there. you'll see it.

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