Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Doesn't seem like a good idea to me - take engine power, turn it into electricity, turn that into chemical energy in the battery, turn it back into electrical energy and turn that into heat? When the engine has more heat than it can use?
It does have advantages for the defroster, if you get the windshield with the embedded electrical film, because it creates more or less even heat all over the windshield, but still . . .
It might be worth it if you could get rid of that big heater box, core and all the ducts under the dash, but if all really do is swap the heater core and hoses for a resistance grid and wiring, where's the advantage?