Electrical & Lights heated side rear windows on tourer?

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Dan, Tuesday 23rd Feb, 2016.

  1. Dan Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi all. Quick question.

    Does the tourer have heated side rear windows? There appear to be heating elements in the glass on both sides, but they don't come on when the rear heated window is activated.

    Faulty, or not heating elements?

    Thanks
     
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  2. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hi Dan

    I wonder if it is the radio antenna.

    On the saloon the top part of what looks like the heated rear window elements is actually the antenna and I'm wondering if it is in the side windows on the tourer instead of the rear window.

    Not sure just a thought.
     
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  3. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Radio antenna :Smile:
     
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  4. Dan Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    On both sides?
     
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  5. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    yep, the feeder arrangement is in the picture below (item 7)
    the one on the (uk) driver's side is the main antenna, and the other one is a sub-antenna
    I suspect that they are both for the VHF receiver to minimise VHF fading
    alternatively, the main one is for VHF, the other for MW

    B__1600.
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Radio antenna on both rear quarter glasses on the 7th and 8th Generation tourer
     
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  7. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Is everyone suddenly trying to fit their club stickers and noticing the element? It caught me out yesterday when I went to align the club sticker on the other side and there wasn't one there.
     
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  8. tonygw Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    don't know but the reception from those rear windows is rubbish! LOL well it is in my tourer. I can pick up the radio but it drops out an awful lot.
    it would be better as a heated side window LOL
     
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  9. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Mines the same mate totally rubbish reception!
     
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  10. Smokingman Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Radio reception on my 8th Generation tourer is brillient no drop outs fading or anything, only time it has any problems is in the middle of the Lake District only then it slightly fades but still lisenable.
     
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  11. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Bad reception may be due to loose or corroded connectors on the antenna attachments to the modules (hidden behind the trim, see picture in #5)
     
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