I think we violently agree for the most part. The design is crappy (not a manufacturing defect) and they all operate the same with a majority of the air flowing right up the middle. I just find it hard to believe they “intended” it to work that way. Im sure the top level design requirement was to provide air to the entire windshield in order to defrost it more efficiently. If they intended it to just blow on the middle then why extend the ducts all the way on both sides? I also agree that any of your three options would be superior to the current design! Has this forum kinda decided on who’s workaround is the best option? I obviously need one.