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HotShot installation

As you may recall I bought a Webasto HotShot that heats the washer fluid.

After an abortive attempt to fit it last Wednesday todayís efforts were more successful, some photos and instructions will follow.

All-in-all the kit was a pleasure to install everything was in the box and a lot of bit were supplied just-in-case, the instruction were a little optimistic stating it should only need an hour to fit make that more like three.

So does it work? Yes, so far so good but we shall see on the first frosty morning, my main concern is the current demands on the alternator, when the unit is switched on when the engine is idling the sound of the engine does change as if it is struggling slightly we shall see.
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Pleased you got it fitted, did you finish up fitting a splash guard ??
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it'll prove a useful bit of kit if left ungaraged Chris, should be ok on your battery as long as you don't use your HT's heated window at same time and you give the car a good run!
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Anyone fitted the heated seat kit mike sells? was interested in adding a bit more luxury along with the x power springs. and was wondering if anybody had fitted it, and had any instructions / guide for it??
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Removing the cover.

In order to remove the black cover there are (or should be) four plastic nuts, two at the bottom and two on the right hand side (when looking from the front) and a plastic screw/rivet into the heater box. The screw came out with out a problem on Wednesday would the little bugger come out today, I ended up drilling it out.

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Now the cover is off, itís a bit of a shock as the subframe is visible. The only place for the unit to fit is next to the washer bottle, makes sense but it means that it is effectively outside of the car. It was at this point I contacted Webasto to see if this would be OK it they seemed to think it would be. In the end I didnít make a shield to protect the unit from water as there was a good chance that it would rub on one of the coolant pipes and given the option I know what I would sooner fail.



Using nylock nuts the unit was bolted at the top but due to access problems it was stuck at the bottom with very strong double-sided tape.

The two controls wires where then fed through one of the grommets under the dashboard then connected to the switch that was in tern stuck to the dashboard.


Finally the neutral was connected to an earth point and the live connected via a very big fuse to the live battery terminal.
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Anyone fitted the heated seat kit mike sells? was interested in adding a bit more luxury along with the x power springs. and was wondering if anybody had fitted it, and had any instructions / guide for it??
The instructions for the MGR kit can be found here, the MD kit is probably the same.
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Thaks for the pics Chris. Roll on winter so we can see if it works (coldest for 10 yrs apparently)

Just out of interest, where exactly are the grommets under the dashboard for feeding cables through.
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Wonder if it will be as much driving fun as last year

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The instructions for the MGR kit can be found here, the MD kit is probably the same.
Thats great for heated washer jets Chris but I was ore interested in Mikes Heated SEAT kit. Any know how on that? please
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ahhggg no way NOT in my baby!!! if it snow's this year it the bus for me
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Thats great for heated washer jets Chris but I was ore interested in Mikes Heated SEAT kit. Any know how on that? please
but this thread is about heated washer jets. If you need to know about Mikes Heated SEAT kit then maybe a new thread may get better results
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Thats great for heated washer jets Chris but I was ore interested in Mikes Heated SEAT kit. Any know how on that? please
Sorry miss read your original post. I have come across seat fitting instructions somewhere, have you searched the forum?
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Thaks for the pics Chris. Roll on winter so we can see if it works (coldest for 10 yrs apparently)

Just out of interest, where exactly are the grommets under the dashboard for feeding cables through.
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Brilliant thanks.!!
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If it gets that bad here i'll be calling into work sick!
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First frost of the season and so the first real test for the HotShot. Did it work? Oh yes its fantastic but there is one problem in that the jets donít give a even spray across the windscreen meaning areas of frost are not cleared, so a bit of tweaking is required.
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First frost of the season and so the first real test for the HotShot. Did it work? Oh yes its fantastic but there is one problem in that the jets donít give a even spray across the windscreen meaning areas of frost are not cleared, so a bit of tweaking is required.
I was wondering this morning if you'd be using it . Glad to hear that one of your purchases has been successful (windstop/lights )
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Regards successful purchases the Ďhoodí cover is the best £40 I have spent on the car, so itís 50/50.
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