Question regarding the Windsheld defrost

  1. Lou_JLU

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    I routed wires from my heater as shown. I used a flexible wire to fish through a path and then taped it in place until I was ready to run electrical wire. in the second pic you'll see the top to bottom wire routing down to the passenger footwell where I used one of my Aux switch wires. The ground point is circled.

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    can anyone comment on the performance of the side window demisters/defrosters? Those little vents on the side of either side of the dash? How is the airflow coming out of those vents?
     
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    I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary so it seems they are doing their job.
     
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    The side window vents work really well. Very good flow and good heat for such a small vent. We also installed AVS Ventvisors - so have very good airflow after fun times skiing and snowboarding.
     
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    my side vents have good airflow.
     
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    I too had a '97 TJ Sport and didn't have this issue.
     
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    I hate to go there, but it might be time for legal action from a group...
     
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    You went there so, it seems only fair that I ask you this:

    what on what legal basis would a ‘group class action’ be founded?

    I mean this seriously ..... your defroster may not work well. Ok. Shame on Jeep. On what basis do you think that they should be sued?
     
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    My thoughts would be safety issue...I know in the northern areas this is more serious than in the southern areas...
     
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    Have you created a report on NHTSA to log your concerns about he defroster being a safety issue?
     
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    I have not, however I understand others have
     
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    Ok, understood. Since you think that this is a serious enough safety issue that you consider a class-action lawsuit a viable path forward, I would urge you to first file a complaint with NHTSA.
     
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    #389 Feb 16, 2020
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    Same here. I never had this issue with a very early '97 TJ Sport with half doors and a soft top. As a matter of fact the default position is "defrost" if the solenoids or levers for the blend box breaks.
     
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    I owned a '97 TJ with half doors and plastic zippered windows and soft top. Also a '15 JK hardtop and now a '19 JLR hardtop. Been through many record breaking freezing temps and record snow and ice. -20 degrees a few times, It was 3 degrees just a few days ago. No problems once warmed up and defrost was ON. My current '19 2.0 T JLR warms up incredibly fast, probably the quickest out of any vehicle I have ever owned. I have owned over 40 cars.
     
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