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Saw mention here about wiper de-icers and asked of the service dept. when I stopped by there yesterday and was told Canada only?
 

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Saw mention here about wiper de-icers and asked of the service dept. when I stopped by there yesterday and was told Canada only?
Wiper and side mirror deicing are standard equipment on all Gen 5 U.S. Outbacks except base trim. Prior to Gen 5, these were part of the "All Weather" option package.

The "wiper deicer" is actually a heating element applied to the base of the windshield. It will unstick the wipers (in park position) from the windshield, but that's about all.
 

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Wiper and side mirror deicing are standard equipment on all Gen 5 U.S. Outbacks except base trim. Prior to Gen 5, these were part of the "All Weather" option package.
ok thank you Sir. I know sometimes there are features that only come on Canadian models, but happy this one is standard to the US as well.
 

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Check the manual. Pages 3-65 and 3-66. (images below)

Note that for Gen 5 the base model has rear window defroster / de-icer, and all other trims have de-icer on side mirrors and front wiper as well - just as @ammcinnis stated.
 

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The "wiper deicer" is actually a heating element applied to the base of the windshield. It will unstick the wipers (in park position) from the windshield, but that's about all.
If it is snowing hard it also melts the accumulating snow into a slushy mess at the bottom of the windshield which then freezes to a solid mass after the car is shut off. I wish it had a separate switch from the rear defroster and heated mirrors. There are times when it is nice but I wish it could be turned of independently.
 
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