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rear demister broken

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by CJY92, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. CJY92

    CJY92 New Member

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    Hi Guys
    Getting the tint done on the rear of my car cause there was little bit of fluff/hair on the window which has caused little bubbles, the tint that was on the car was of really bad quality and removing it damaged my rear demister only 2-3 lines work on the window.
    was told the only way to fix it was to replace the rear window(obrien quoted me $580 to replace the window) im not interested in spending that type of money to fix it as i am yet to use the demister.
    Has anyone used the rear demister repair kits you can pick up from jaycar, and how do they look from the outside?
    what are some good wreckers around western Sydney that I could get a rear window from?
    Thanks
     
  2. UFO

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    its not just the demister, its the electronic aerial too. most people dont know that the radio has two aerials... the one that sticks out of the roof and the one splayed over the rear window in conjunction with the rear demister. very sensitive area to be playing around with (and costly if damaged).
     
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    Really? a second aerial? for what use is it?
     
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    im intersted to in what thats used for? when my tall aerial got stolen my radio was basicly useles?
     
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    The rear demister repair kit has silver conductive paint in it. It does work, but it's a bitch to get the thin lines even when masking it up, and you have to clean any tarnish off the existing wires to get good contact. I'd go with this if there was only one or two repairs (check with a meter first). For more than this, I'd get a used screen from the wreckers...
     
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    You have to think outside the box on this one, get a ho with big titties to rub her maps all over your rear window when it fogs up. Its cheaper, unless you plan on feeding and breeding. If so go back to plan A and replace the rear demister.
     
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    i was reading through my manual the other day (waiting for mrs as usual), and it mentioned that the rear window has an incorporated aerial along with the rear demister (in addition to the roof aerial). the radio then uses 'both' aerials to determine best reception and will use the one with the best signal. i'll have a look at manual tonight and post any more info, but definitely there. i know.... sounds weird, but if its in manual its gotta be accurate right?
     
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    I know fords have this, but in my S2 mentions nothing
     
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    Here we go:

    Page 1B-52 of manual.... "Diversity Antenna" (crap name :)).

    There's more.... but my fingers are already bleeding from typing so much ;).
     
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    Summarised....

    * If roof antenna is faulty or disconnected, radio may not use either aerial and poor reception will result.

    * Take care cleaning inside window bla bla bla

    * Dont put mobile phone antennas on rear window because of interference

    * NO Window tinting reccomended. Metalic significantly affects AM & FM bands, and normal dye based tint affects FM bands.

    No more typing, that's about it.
    Just to compare, my manual is (c)2009 for the MY10 VE. Print 2. Part# 92239592 (on back of front cover)
     
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    thankyou UFO for all that typing. I live and learn: who'd-a-thunk an Omega would have two antennae ?
     
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    Go park your car in a rough area. wait for the rear window to be smashed. Call your insurance company and get it replaced for free ....:idea:
     
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    Why risk it, just smash it yourself....
     
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    Free? My insurance is only free if it has someone to chase for money. When I reported a dent in a car park by an unknown person I had to pay the excess as there was no other party for them to get money from :(
     
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    Probably not the best idea then lol
     

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