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Hello. I just drove my brand new car at night for the first time and notice it is difficult to see clearly due to the protective coating on the windshield. I see tiny squares, which I assume is the uv Coating. This is magnified when there are headlights in view from oncoming traffic. Does anyone else have this issue?
 

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I found out the glare and hindered view is due to the heating element in the windshield. Has anyone else experienced the glare, halos and the lines hindering their view at night?
 

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No, but on my test drive before purchasing my 19 e-pace, it had that option and is was so distracting. Due to that, it is the only (and I mean the only) option that I did not get. You may notice that the Range Rover has the same approach as far as how to heat the windshield. I can’t believe it is not a widely noticed issue. I could not make it past two minutes in my test drive before becoming very annoyed by all the little lines or squares embedded in the windshield. So happy I did not get that option.
 

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No, but on my test drive before purchasing my 19 e-pace, it had that option and is was so distracting. Due to that, it is the only (and I mean the only) option that I did not get. You may notice that the Range Rover has the same approach as far as how to heat the windshield. I can’t believe it is not a widely noticed issue. I could not make it past two minutes in my test drive before becoming very annoyed by all the little lines or squares embedded in the windshield. So happy I did not get that option.
Unfortunately I did not notice in the daylight hours during my test drive. I purchased with that option. Now I want to replace with non heated windshield. My concern is whether it will affect other components.
 

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The salesman suggested that I buy the car as is (with a heated windshield), then go to the service department and have them flip the windshield out with a non-heated one. He made that suggestion due to the fact that you cannot get the heated steering wheel without getting the heated windshield. The only thing he was unsure about was if the alert on the dash could be permanently silenced since obviously the software would no longer be able to sense the windshield. I did not share that concern so that is not what stopped me. But in the end I simply skipped the heated steering wheel, never had one before and it seemed like such a hassle to get something that I may not use much in the end.
 
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