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      01-14-2013, 05:44 PM   #10
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Drives: BMW F11 535i Touring
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Scotland, Highland Region

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Originally Posted by Jules59 View Post
Which might explain why I thought it was not working after I compared it our Freelander.

So in that case how does my BMW de-ice my windscreen in the manner quoted in the manual ie
"quickly removes ice and condensation from windscreen and the front side windows..." ?

Or is quickly actually no faster than any other car without electrical defrosting systems ?
The diesel models do have the electric auxilliary heating element fitted, (PTC element) my 330d certainly had it, and it starts warming the screen and cabin within a 1/4 mile or so.

In fact now I'm back in a petrol BMW I miss it, as my car is much slower to heat the cabin this time of the year, as it doesn't have the PTC heating element, now have to wait for the coolant to warm up.