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Hello, I was wondering if anyone had experience with the heated windshield in the AWD model? I am interested to find out if it interferes with Toll Pass Transponder mounted on the inside of the window. I was also interested on how well it works. Thanks.
 

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone had experience with the heated windshield in the AWD model? I am interested to find out if it interferes with Toll Pass Transponder mounted on the inside of the window. I was also interested on how well it works. Thanks.
Nobody has taken delivery of an AWD ID.4 yet since they haven’t made any (except for preproduction models). There have only been a small amount of deliveries in Europe so far, but we should be getting our First Editions and early PRO RWD here in March to April timeframe. AWD with heated windshields are coming later in the year.
 

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We have a Benz GLA and an Audi TT, both with windshield heating, and no issues with a toll transponder. I would think VW USA took this into account and therefore no issues on the ID.4.
 

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We have a Benz GLA and an Audi TT, both with windshield heating, and no issues with a toll transponder. I would think VW USA took this into account and therefore no issues on the ID.4.
I think heated windshields are ok, but the ones with IR reflecting glass will interfere with the signal. And that looks to be yet another thing they get in Europe that we in the US do not. You can pick it out in some pictures and videos of the ID.4 by the blue/odd tint to the front window. I have one car with and one without it on the front. Actually makes a little difference here in Florida.
 
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Usually, if the treatment causes a problem, there is a "window" in the features we are talking about near the rear view mirror whose location is described in the owner's manual so that these aides can be positioned without interference. Hope VW is doing this.
 

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Usually, if the treatment causes a problem, there is a "window" in the features we are talking about near the rear view mirror whose location is described in the owner's manual so that these aides can be positioned without interference. Hope VW is doing this.
VW didn't do this with my '12 Passat and I needed to put my EZ-Pass down where it was in my line of vision. Hopefully they smartened up by now.
 
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Hello, I was wondering if anyone had experience with the heated windshield in the AWD model? I am interested to find out if it interferes with Toll Pass Transponder mounted on the inside of the window. I was also interested on how well it works. Thanks.
I have the same question - did you get your AWD ID.4 yet and have a chance to try it out?
 

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My RWD iD4 will have a heated windscreen but I won't have the car until December.

I was also interested on how well it works.
I don't understand the question? I don't think there is anything revolutionary about it. The same as every other heated windscreen fitted in the last few decades? There'll be thin wires in the screen that you can see if you look carefully. Current passing through the wires will heat the windscreen. It has worked well on every car I've driven in the last 20 years I'm sure the iD4 will be no different.
 

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The same as every other heated windscreen fitted in the last few decades? There'll be thin wires in the screen that you can see if you look carefully.
Not correct, at least on US models. The windscreen is a new type without any wires, its got a thin film. It also helps with blocking the sun's heating. See:
 

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Not correct, at least on US models. The windscreen is a new type without any wires, its got a thin film. It also helps with blocking the sun's heating. See:
That’s right. The entire front windshield has a thin metallic layer in that warms up. You can a faint glow from the outside if you stand next to the car when the sun hits it at a low angle. From the inside it’s invisible. (And that’s why I’m worried about EZ-Pass not working… that metal layer can act like a giant electromagnetic insulator.)
 

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Does anyone know if Skoda's use the same technology? Obviously part of the VW group, and from what I've seen the heating is done via thin film (2019 Scala FWIW) but under the right conditions I can definitely see a zig-zag pattern in the windshield which I assume is part of the heating mechanism.

Haven't used any toll equipment though, can't answer that.

Last winter I felt it worked pretty well, but it wasn't some miracle that cleared the glass in ten seconds.
 

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I've used mine over the past week. Not very low temperatures here, but frosty enough for a thin layer of ice. The ice was gone in under two minutes. I would also add, that there are no visible wires, unlike earlier versions of heated screens. Here in the UK the heated screen was standard with the 1st Edition.
 
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