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Freelander 1 Heated windscreen retrofit?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by pscan.eu, Sep 21, 2021.

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    pscan.eu Active Member

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    Has anyone fitted a heated windscreen in a Freelander 1 that didn't have one?

    I have to get a new windscreen fitted at my own expense (so not covered by insurance). By Jag has an electrically heated windscreen and it's brilliant so I asked the windscreen guy to order a heated one for the Freelander.

    He is coming on Friday.

    I can always wire up the electrics later. I might just have the rear screen fire a relay that also supplies the front one, so one switch does both.

    Anyway has anyone done this before?

    The Freelander is a 2002.
     
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    It would be relatively easy to retrofit a heated front screen, although the screen itself is very expensive, however IMO definitely worth it. I only buy vehicles fitted with the HFS.
     
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    £280 fitted. I don't think that's too expensive.
     
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    Had one as part of cold weather kit on my 04 sport
    Was class when needed keep us informed
     
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    I am wondering if the heated screen has a strange connector or whether I can just plug in with spade terminals.
     
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    I can't remember the type of connector used, but it's likely adaptable to something available, although sourcing the correct HFS harness wouldn't be difficult, as it's seperate from the normal vehicle harness.
     
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    My facelift was pre wired to the switch, I got all the other wiring for under the front scuttle panel, relay etc from one from a scrapyard. That way all the wiring is the correct rating for the job.
    There are 2 connections on the screen one left side and one right for power with an earth wire going to each inner wing.
     
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    Thank you Andy. It looks like they are just standard spades with a silicon boot over them.

    Does anyone know the fuse rating of the heated front screen?
     
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    I seem to think it's a standard automotive type connector.
    From memory, each side of the HFS has a 30A blade fuse.
     
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    Someone is breaking an 04-06 Freelander just 20 min up the M40 from me. Maybe I can get the factory loom off of them.
     
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    I picked up the loom today and had a look at a scrap Freelander that still had the heated screen in it.
    It looks like there is quite a lot of the loom that is actually part of the screen, and when the screen is glued in this part of the loom actually pokes through the glue and doesn't go inside the car at all. This is useful to know because I'm guessing that the windscreen guy wouldn't have realised.
     
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    Just been looking for these. By the looks of it the part number is CMB000480.

    Genuine ones look to be about £600. Rimmers list the genuine and an aftermarket one for £330.

    Ribble Valley list an aftermarket that looks to be sourced from Bearmach for £178.

    These are obviously not fitted.

    When I go on the Bearmach website, they only let me buy from "New Zealand" and quote a price of $1,500 - £750.
     
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    As far as I know, all vehicle heated screen wiring is outside the cabin, normally under the scuttle panel where the wiper spindles protrude, the FL1 and FL2 are no exception, so no, there's no wiring inside, other than the switch, and maybe active the HFS in the CCU software. ;)
     
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    The new windscreen says "FUYAO" on it.
     
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