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    Default Recalled heated windshield washer

    Anyone still have one of these installed? I've got at least 7 recall notices on this that they want to remove it and give me $100. compensation. They claim that it could start a fire (melted reservoir canister). Always keep the reservoir topped off and have been using it for almost five years, works great in the Winter to take off ice and even in the Summer to take off hardened bug goo and it works just fine.

    Love it too much to get rid of it and its $100 toward a trade should I desire to get rid of it.

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    i played with one once. thought they seemed like a ok deal.

    Alex


    2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino

    Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Airaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill - Fia custom fit seat covers

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    yup wish my new truck had it. Wife used it all the time.
    Finally a signature and Avatar! I also posted some pics in the Gallery.
    2011 2500HD Crew Cab 4X4 Z71 6Liter.
    2011 Outback Travel Trailer 260FL
    So Happy to not be on the edge of GVWR Over Load!!

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    I love it!

    Found out about a replacement unit on one of these board.AlphaTherm makes an upgrade exact replacement unit for the original GM heated washer units removed under recall. So I finally took my '07 in for the recall and $100 check and bought the replacement unit for about $70 shipped!

    Product is from AlphaTherm available at http://alphathermusa.com/heated-wash-models.html

    As detailed on the website, the unit they provide is an upgrade that has been redesigned to eliminate defects in the original unit.....what's more it is designed to be installed as an exact replacement in GMs that have has the original removed. Under the recall the original mounting bracket remains...they clip the leads coming from the original heater and leave the connectors intact, use a hose connector to join the input and output washer hoses and probably remove the fuse........I pulled and stored the fuse ahead of time......so you may have to buy a 60 amp low profile fuse if that was removed. Almost as simple as snapping the washer and connectors into the bracket, reconnect the hoses, prime the system, reconnect the connectors and install the fuse and you're ready to go....the lighted OEM dash switch works just fine with it installed.....no more dead switch. You do not have to, but if you remove the four bolts and small reinforcement bracket on the driver's side firewall to gain additional clearance for the install you can install in less than 15 mins. The website has a video and instructions describing the unit and detailing the procedure.


    Works great......seems to heat quicker than the original.......goodbye ice and bug goo

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