Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st February 2004, 07:47   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Delhi
Posts: 2
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Looking for Rear Defogger for Esteem

Can some one tell me if a rear defogger can be fitted in an esteem or for that matter in any car and if yes what sort of expense are we talking about? Thanks in advance.
Kar krazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2004, 12:54   #2
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,735
Thanked: 89,310 Times
Default

As far as I know, there are no kits made available by Maruti themselves for the Esteem. But I am pretty certain that you will be able to source yourself one from any reputed auto part dealer in Bombay, as its a very simple upgrade.

If it helps, try calling autoking on 24462805. Hes pretty good with car accessories.

GTO
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2004, 08:38   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Delhi
Posts: 2
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Thanks for the info. Since i am in delhi i would try to contact some good dealer here.

kk
Kar krazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 09:36   #4
BHPian
 
firingonallfour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 44
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kar krazy View Post
Can some one tell me if a rear defogger can be fitted in an esteem or for that matter in any car and if yes what sort of expense are we talking about? Thanks in advance.
I would say Check out with a maruti dealer or M.A.S.S.

I need a defogger unit as well for the Swift. My VDI glass broke and I got a ZXI glass fitted with a defogger element on it. Maruti says 8k for defogger unit. This is minus the cost of the heat element. I Checked all shops in Milan subway, no avail. They say only Maruti can help. So I am in the same boat as you are. haven't checked AutoKing though the shop GTO suggested
firingonallfour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 20:13   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Nitin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,301
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

I guess MASS is your best bet. Unless,these kits are available in the market which would require professional installation.

Frost Fighter Automotive Defroster Repair Kit - Products

It has some information on defoggers.
Nitin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 21:34   #6
BANNED
 
hellspawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: noida
Posts: 1,686
Thanked: 6 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (10)
Default

as an alternative,you also get these aftermarket stick on defoggers which are just stuck to the rear windshield(from the inside).the difference is that like in the case of oe defoggers,they are not in betwwen the glass(between the 2 layers of the rear glass panels) and are on the inside.so fitting sunfilm is an issue.i have a friend who has been using it for the past 2 years and hasnt faced any problem as yet.though,the best part is that they cost just 600 bucks.
hellspawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 23:35   #7
BHPian
 
firingonallfour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 44
Thanked: 0 Times
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellspawn View Post
as an alternative,you also get these aftermarket stick on defoggers which are just stuck to the rear windshield(from the inside).the difference is that like in the case of oe defoggers,they are not in betwwen the glass(between the 2 layers of the rear glass panels) and are on the inside.so fitting sunfilm is an issue.i have a friend who has been using it for the past 2 years and hasnt faced any problem as yet.though,the best part is that they cost just 600 bucks.
Thats great news. that will bring my cost down from 8000 to 600. I already have a glass with the filaments in it. You think this aftermarket product could be hooked on to this ? Is there brand or make I should ask for ?
firingonallfour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th July 2007, 00:20   #8
BANNED
 
hellspawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: noida
Posts: 1,686
Thanked: 6 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (10)
Default

they come with their own filament and wiring kit. really dont know what you call them in the market, i guess "cheapest stick on defogger" should work.
just like to remind you that do not get a sunfilm put on the rear windshield as the defogger wouldnt work then.
and like the oe defogger they are not inside the window,but on the surface of the window.
hellspawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2009, 18:43   #9
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 978
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Does anybody know whether such stick-on type defoggers are available in Bangalore? I tried inquiring at a few auto shops as well as 2 MASS guys, but no luck.

Please give contact details and expected price if you know.
santosh.s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2009, 19:05   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
YC.BALENO.CHD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 1,089
Thanked: 89 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellspawn View Post
as an alternative,you also get these aftermarket stick on defoggers which are just stuck to the rear windshield(from the inside).the difference is that like in the case of oe defoggers,they are not in betwwen the glass(between the 2 layers of the rear glass panels) and are on the inside.so fitting sunfilm is an issue.i have a friend who has been using it for the past 2 years and hasnt faced any problem as yet.though,the best part is that they cost just 600 bucks.
Using it in my matiz for 6 months. works pretty good. cost me 800 bucks.
YC.BALENO.CHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2009, 20:29   #11
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 978
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Bang! No inputs on availability of stick-on defoggers in Bangalore?
santosh.s is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear defogger not working Venkat Technical Stuff 48 22nd January 2014 16:34
Retrofitting Rear Defogger in i10 allwheeldrive Modifications & Accessories 8 3rd November 2011 15:41
Effect of solar film on the rear windshield (with Defogger) hbaruas Modifications & Accessories 1 11th March 2008 14:44
Defogger or anti fog/mist film Pankaj Modifications & Accessories 3 27th November 2004 05:07


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:42.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks