After market windshield may cause GPS issues
“We turned to Nik Frye at Auto Glass Fitters for insight into aftermarket windshields. Frye said Subaru Outbacks have a heating grid attached to the underside of the bottom of the windshield. When activated, this grid heats the wiper park area of the windshield in order to melt ice and snow off the wipers when they are at rest. His sources agree that it is most likely the heating grid causing the interference. Try mounting the GPS directly to the glass, but higher up. And, if your windshield heater has an on-off switch, be sure to switch it off.”
Read which vehicle had this problem here.
Aftermarket windshields may have some unexpected ‘features’ that you’re unaware of. Always try to get as much information as possible if you decide to purchase one over an OEM.
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