PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Anyone know what that is on the front windshield?

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01 Nov 2004, 12:29 pm
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Illinois, USA.
Posts: 517
Send a message via AIM to crazie.eddie
Default Anyone know what that is on the front windshield?

It's been bugging me everytime I look at it, but I was wondering what that black, grated looking thing on the upper part of the front windshield is? It's above the rear view mirror. It's on my '04 PT GT, so I'm assuming it's on the other models as well. I'll post a pic if you don't know what I'm talking about.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01 Nov 2004, 12:51 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: East Islip, NY, USA.
Posts: 494
Send a message via AIM to RallyDRock
Default

nope don't have it on the '01 the top 6" or so of my windshield is tinted from the factory, this windshield was discontinued and is hard to find.
That is in lieu of the tint and is to prevent direct sunlight from passing through above the mirror. The VWs have a third little visor to flip down above the mirror.
__________________
www.cardomain.com/id/rallydrock
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01 Nov 2004, 12:56 pm
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Illinois, USA.
Posts: 517
Send a message via AIM to crazie.eddie
Default

It has a metalic feel to it. I thought it was an antenna, but I know it's not a radio antenna, nor a GPS antenna, since I don't have a GPS system. Unless it's an antenna used by the compas on the rear view mirror.
__________________


<b>\'04 PT GT Graphite Metalic w/Autostick: </b> Stage1, BTG Strut Tower Brace, Eibach Anti-Sway Bars, Airaid CAI, Mopar 2.5\" Dual Cat-Back (D: 14.48@93 - A/S: 14.56@90) <i>...more mods at CarDomain or PTCruiserWorld</i>
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01 Nov 2004, 01:59 pm
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Livingston, TX, USA.
Posts: 764
Default

Eddie, as RallyDRock said, the black, grated looking thing is the new version of a windshield tint. It is limited to the small area over the rear view mirror. I believe the change from the tint band running all the way across the windshield to the small black area came with the late '02 models or just at the beginning of the '03 models. The seats sit so high in the PT that I guess Chrysler decided that the full tint strip was not needed (or else it was another cost saving measure taken by Chrysler like the elimination of the folding heated mirrors, the second horn, the external rear sway bar, the key lock for the front passenger door, the cargo net, etc, etc, etc).
__________________

2003 Almond GT AutoStick, body colored rear splash guards and hood struts, chrome gear shift, AC & vent knobs, billet steering wheel spokes and pedals, AMX1397 Turbo-Intake Pipe.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01 Nov 2004, 03:18 pm
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Secane, PA, USA.
Posts: 530
Default

We have a 2002, built in April 2002 and we have what you are calling the black grated area around the rearview mirror. I believe there were complaints from 2001 owners that the tinted area was too wide and people didn’t like looking through the tinted area all of the time, particularly tall drivers. The grated area is just around the mirror but the tinted area was the same width all the way across the windshield.
__________________
John & Terry
"His" - 2002 Inferno Red Touring Edition
"Hers" - 2003 Electric Blue Limited Edition
Del Val PT Cruisers
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01 Nov 2004, 05:48 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Posts: 262
Send a message via AIM to bigtommy83
Default

it's cheaper than internally tinting the window. If the sun bothers you, put the sunvisor down and that is the area that the visors do not cover.
__________________

\'04 GT 5-speed, Brand X, Air Force One Intake, Custom Flowmaster Exhaust (retired), SRT-4 exhaust no resonators, AGP Wastegate, Crusher Kit, Former Chrome Package, Mopar BOV, Custom Sub Box, Mopar Pillar Gauges, Hood Scoop, MBC, Stage 1, Mopar Stage 1 Springs, Hurst STS
Future Plans: Custom Intercooler Sprayer, 2-tone Paint Job
\"Hondas are like cigarettes, everyone cool smokes them\"
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01 Nov 2004, 06:09 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA.
Posts: 235
Send a message via AIM to CruiserDan
Default

Quote:
quote:Originally posted by bigtommy83

it's cheaper than internally tinting the window. If the sun bothers you, put the sunvisor down and that is the area that the visors do not cover.
tint is very cheap, and very easy to install if you take your time.


Dan
__________________

<font color=\"blue\">Patriot Blue</font id=\"blue\"> 02 5-Spd
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02 Nov 2004, 04:19 pm
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tallahassee, FL, USA.
Posts: 1,984
Default

I always thought it was tighted in with the compass and temp. [:I]

__________________
Kingkole02
Just Cruisin, 03 N/A auto. TE Steel Blue w/ pearl coat & chrome package. Too many extras to list, see pics
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02 Nov 2004, 05:43 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Los Alamitos, CA, USA.
Posts: 430
Default

It worked for me the last two mornings, heading east to work. [|)]
__________________
Inferno Red \'04 GT Autostick, Stage I, BTG exhaust, Airforce One intake, V.A.K. Candy Red upper charge pipe, BTG strut bar,Hyperground, chrome side spears and grill accents.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03 Nov 2004, 10:26 am
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: East Islip, NY, USA.
Posts: 494
Send a message via AIM to RallyDRock
Default

the temp sensor is behind the grille infront of the radiator.
the compass is in the overhead console and operates on magnetic principle.
If one attempted to tint over the black lines, the tint would not adhere properly and would look lousy. i have attempted to remove the lines on a different car and it was not worth the work involved.
__________________
www.cardomain.com/id/rallydrock
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please help, front end shimmy survey Boomer Tech & Performance Forum 32 05 Oct 2009 01:54 pm
Front license plate placement spicy pt Exterior & Interior Styling 50 16 Oct 2008 08:52 pm
camber alignment kit needed for front ??? boosta Turbo Wheels/Suspension/Handling 7 10 Jun 2004 11:25 am
Front too low for my taste (and local conditions) aolsson Wheels, Tires, Suspension 12 13 Mar 2004 06:03 pm
1 piece front end johng General PT Cruiser Discussions 4 01 Sep 2003 06:43 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:28 am.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors