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    Re: My Truck is Famous :) Thanks AlphaTherm Heated Washer Fluid is BACK

    I couldn't find a dealer willing to install this , I did it myself . GM informed the dealers that all liability would be on the dealers . For some reason they aren't willing to assume that liability My Cadillac dealer had me bring my EXT back to verify the washer was removed . The mechanic who performed the recall had a family emergency while doing the recall and couldn't remember removing the heater . Of course I had installed the Alpha Therm and it took quite a bit of convincing that it wasn't a GM heater even though it says Alpa Therm on it . That led into the service manager claiming any failures related to the Alpha Therm won't be covered by my current or extended warranties . i am willing to take that chance , it seems to me that Alpa Therm would have all their issues corrected after all they went out of business because of their original design and I,m sure they don't want to go down that road again .

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    Re: My Truck is Famous :) Thanks AlphaTherm Heated Washer Fluid is BACK

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone View Post
    One of my companies makes wire harnesses for fuel injection, so the wiring is not an issue, and we have a 07' sitting at the shop and have the wiring drawings from the manual, one of my guys spent a few hours with the 07' and the 10's and told me as soon as he gets the switches he will do the install, it's nice when the guy running shop is doing the work. I will get pics when it happens, and who knows maybe another side business in the works.
    Do you have a harness available? I can get the switches. I would like to do the install on an 09 that was made without the heater.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by prosseda

    Do you have a harness available? I can get the switches. I would like to do the install on an 09 that was made without the heater.

    Thanks
    I also have a 09 ESV Plat. No wires. It's best to hook it up to factory spec. When you push the button, the unit heats up, then the system operates, then pauses till it heats for the next spray. I think it does this 3 times.
    If you get the direct connect, yes it runs all the time as long as the vehicle is running, however, you need to wait 15 to 20 seconds between each spray for the water to reheat. I prefer the factory setup, factory timer.

    I am very interested in the OEM switch and what ever is needed to make it factory.
    Thanks, let me know what ever you find out...

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    Re: My Truck is Famous :) Thanks AlphaTherm Heated Washer Fluid is BACK

    My famous truck tthread

    I noticed someone asked me what color my lade is its Quick Silver.

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    I have a 07 and I've been pushing the button for mine and the light doesn't come on dies this mean it's probably been taken out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtone1013 View Post
    I have a 07 and I've been pushing the button for mine and the light doesn't come on dies this mean it's probably been taken out.
    Most likely. That's what mine did. Alphatherm pops in very easily if you go that route.

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    Re: My Truck is Famous :) Thanks AlphaTherm Heated Washer Fluid is BACK

    ya if you have the button and it doesnt work its been removed, open the hood look all the way in the back right corner, almost right behind where your light switch is, do you see a black metal piece with a harness on it?

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    I'll check and let you know

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    Re: My Truck is Famous :) Thanks AlphaTherm Heated Washer Fluid is BACK

    K if you wanna take a pic ill tell you if your good to go then you can order it from them, you might also need the 60amp fuse if your dealership removed it sometimes they dont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteKT View Post
    K if you wanna take a pic ill tell you if your good to go then you can order it from them, you might also need the 60amp fuse if your dealership removed it sometimes they dont.
    Yeah it's gone it's pretty obvious looking at it.

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    Re: My Truck is Famous :) Thanks AlphaTherm Heated Washer Fluid is BACK

    K are the wires and harness still there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteKT View Post
    K are the wires and harness still there?
    There aren't any hanging wires or wires that are not hooked to anything

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    Re: My Truck is Famous :) Thanks AlphaTherm Heated Washer Fluid is BACK

    Next to the bracket that would of held the Heater should be a metal clip with two harness's mounted to it,

    Check out page 5 you should see a bracket like that in the car, they have it mounted to a wall.

    http://www.alphathermusa.com/files/H...ual_070110.pdf

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    Re: My Truck is Famous :) Thanks AlphaTherm Heated Washer Fluid is BACK

    You see the wire on the left white clip with red and black wire comming out of it, where it going to? is the other end cut?

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