Heated wiper blade option on 159 - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 5 Old 24-11-09 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Somerset
Posts: 19
Heated wiper blade option on 159

Hi All
I've just picked up my new 159, I specified the option of heated wiper blade area and don't think it has been put on the car!

I can't see an element on the windscreen, and when the windscreen is misty and screen button pressed nothing happens!

Can anybody with this option confirm if an element is visible? The dealer I bought it from said only the area where the blades park is heated! That is a waste of money, next to useless and feel it's been mis-sold if that is the case.

ian748 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: -
AO Gold Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7,178
It is only where the blade parks that is heated, to stop them sticking to the screen with ice.

I dont know what it looks like, as it did seem useless, so I havent ever ordered it!
cj romeo is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Romania
County: Constanta
Posts: 36
Images: 1

Member car:

159 jtdM

subaru style . ?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg sstp_0805_04_z+2008_subaru_impreza_sti+ings_wipers.jpg (64.1 KB, 9 views)
xvx is offline  
Status: Back in Black
AO Silver Member
Dougie166's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Clackmannanshire
Posts: 4,103
Images: 9

Member car:

Alfaless :( BMW!

I Dont think it looks like that on the alfa, I had this option on my 166 Ti - Hardly noticeable.
Dougie166 is offline  
Status: somewhere in Black Mesa
AO Member
toshy's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Romania
County: Brasov
Posts: 831
Images: 5

Member car:

159 2.4 JTDm Q4

nope, it doesn't look like that. in fact it looks exactly like the normal windshield and the only way to check if you have it is to actually touch the lower area and see if it heats up when you press the button... or check the owners/service manual where you should have a sticker with all the options the car has.

and it's not useless.. i find it quite good for the harsh winters we have here.
ofc it's not as good as a "full" heated windshield but it's good enough and you get a clear windshield (not like the "full" heated ones which are full of tiny wires)
toshy is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider

159 , blade , heated , option , wiper

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome