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Old 11-20-2012, 12:06 AM   #11
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I don't have a C346 Focus, so thats why I'm asking.

Plus it looks like from that photo a newer version of the heated windshield elements found in the C170.



Here you can see basicly the same pattern in the glass, BELOW the matrix black. Same as in the OP picture.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:27 AM   #12
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It's a sunshade.
That's it? Ok. Mystery solved. Thanks everyone.
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Here is a photo of the antenna-like structure I'm wondering about.






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It's called a third visor frit. It makes up for the space the two sunvisors don't cover. The dot matrix and black surface around the perimeter is to hide what's under the glass and to protect the windshield adhesive from UV light. I install windshields. No U.S. Focuses have Heated windshields.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:10 PM   #14
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There might be one, you never know. One can import anything as long as they have the right amount of money. Plus that harness is hard to find.
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It's called a third visor frit.
Very, very cool to know that. Just read the wikipedia article on "frit". Learned a new thing today. Thank you.
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Today I learned what a 'frit' is.

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get up there with some 2000 grit and sand that off.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:45 PM   #18
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get up there with some 2000 grit and sand that off.
Angle grinder would work better!

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Your owner's manual would have probably told you.
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I really did sand some of these off on my Fusions rear windscreen.
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