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Used Volkswagen Demister Switchs

All used Volkswagen Demister Switchs listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list cheap new OES or aftermarket car parts at discounted prices and used OEM car parts up to 80% cheaper than main dealer prices for Volkswagen from premium breaker yards from across the UK.

About Demister Switchs

Since the beginning of the 1960s the demister has been a popular accessory in motor vehicles. Its primary purpose is to clear frost, ice and condensation from the rear windscreen. A rear windscreen demister is also known as a rear windscreen heater and is generally operated from the dashboard through the Volkswagenrear demister switch. The rear windscreen demister is an invaluable aid to the driver when weather conditions make visibility through the rear window difficult.

The rear window demister system often consists of a set of resistive electrical conductors on or in the windscreen glass. When the system is activated, by engaging the Volkswagenrear demister switch, the set of conductors are heated up. As they warm the rear windscreen, any frost, ice and/or condensation is also heated up. The ice and frost are thawed whilst the condensation evaporates.

The resistive conductors are either attached to the rear windscreen or embedded within the glass itself during manufacture. The latter type of design is much less prone to damage because the conductors are effectively shielded from external abrasion. 

Some demisters will automatically switch off after a certain period, whilst others require the Volkswagenrear demister switch to be used to turn off the system when the windscreen has been effectively cleared.

Volkswagen trivia

  • Volkswagen has produced four winners of the 50-year-old European Car of the Year award. 1992 – Volkswagen Golf, 2010 – Volkswagen Polo, 2013 – Volkswagen Golf, 2015 – Volkswagen Passat
  • The Volkswagen AG group also owns Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Ducati, MAN and Skania. Breakeryard.com also sell starter motors and other used parts for Audi, Seat and Skoda but, unfortunately, not Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini or Porsche.
  • Everyone knows a VW Beetle was used in Herbie, but did you know Volkswagens’ also appeared in Happy Gilmore, Footloose, Transformers and Double Trouble with Elvis Presley!
  • There are over 8000 references to Volkswagen on Wikipedia and searching for Volkswagen on Google currently returns about 1,130,000,000 results.
  • If you’re ever in Wolfsburg, you may want to visit the Stiftung AutoMuseum which is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, costs 8 Euros to enter and contains over 130 vehicles including the ‘See Golf’ – a seafaring Golf with hydraulic pontoons and the White Beetle on the cover of the Beatles Abbey Road album.