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Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster

Part No. HF384 Warranty Details  
$19.99
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Fit of this part varies by vehicle & equipment specs Type of Fit

Instantly defrosts windshield inside and out and provides auxiliary heat where needed. Easily mounts anywhere with screws or self-adhesive tape and has retractable handle for mobile use. Includes ceramic heater element, with 12V power plug with LED power indicator and 6' long insulated power cord.
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Color:Black
Cordless:Yes
Height:2.75 in
Length:8.47 in
Material:Plastic
Mounting Hardware Included:Yes
Mounting Type:Clip On
Power Cord Length:60 in
Power Source:Cigarette Plug
Voltage:12 v
Wattage:150 W
Width:12.29 in

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Economy Black12V Heater Fan and Defroster
 
1.8

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (29)

21%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (6)
  • Improves comfort (5)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Poor value (16)
  • Not functional (13)
  • Flimsy (7)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Car (14)
  • Keep in the trunk (5)
  • Truck (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (26), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as expected

Fan works as intended. It clears windshield frost and fog when my cars heater fan went out.

Fan works as intended. It clears windshield frost and fog when my cars heater fan went out.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Product did not meet my expectation

I have a heater problem with my one car. And I wanted to use this heater in the midterm until repairs can be made but the fan blower for heat just does not have...Read complete review

I have a heater problem with my one car. And I wanted to use this heater in the midterm until repairs can be made but the fan blower for heat just does not have enough kick to really notice that its in use.

Reviewed by 49 customers

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1.0

Do not buy

By 

from Joliet, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

Not worth any amount of money. The other negative reviews are right. This heater is extremely weak.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst Heater Ever

By 

from FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Doesn't get hot

Best Uses

    Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

    This is the worst heater ever. It doesn't blowout any heat. Don't waste your money.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Fuse Blew in the first 30 seconds of use

    By 

    from Woodbridge, Virginia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • fuse blew within first 30 seconds of use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

        Plugged in and turned unit on and within 30 seconds of it being on the fuse blew!!! Had to purchase a new fuse to use it. After replacing with new fuse so far working good.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        1.0

        burning your money would be more useful

        By 

        from chicago

        Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

        worked for five min before quitting

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Do not buy this product.

        By 

        from Raleigh, NC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Low air output, low quality product.

          Best Uses

            Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

            Do not buy this product. Blew a fuse two minutes after I started using it, very low air output, you can barely feel it. I would not recommend it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Useless

            By 

            from Georgia

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Functional

              Best Uses

                Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

                Very, very low heat output. puts out an awful smell.
                Will definitely not warm you or defrost a windshield.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Stopped after 5 minutes!!

                By 

                from College Station, Texas

                About Me Casual Driver

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Barely Heats
                  • Died 5 Min In Idling Ca
                  • Not Functional
                  • Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

                    With the truck engine running, but not in gear I tried this heater. I get more heat blowing on my hands. Five minutes after I plugged it in, the heater completely died and would not turn back on. It says it can blow a circuit, but I tried it in 2 vehicles and it still wouldn't start.

                    (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    don,t expect too much

                    By 

                    from Jackson,Ga.

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Can Withstand Use

                    Cons

                    • Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                    • Keep In The Trunk

                    Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

                    weak fan produces very little heat

                    (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Junk

                    By 

                    from cobb island, MD

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

                    Its a joke

                    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    worst product ever

                    By 

                    from gastonia nc

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

                        this is probably one of the worst products I've ever gotten from advance the heater barely blows when it does blow it blows more cool air then heat try to defrost my window one morning would even defrost my mirror probably would work better as a fan

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                        15 Questions | 16 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          just a curious question.if my lighter is not working can this heater be run from the fuse box for a temporary heat source?car not driven much but needs heat.problem with the heater setting switch it does not switch door from cold to hot.
                          Asked on 12/11/2016 by none from belleville nj

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Customer, glad to assist you! This Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster (Part No. HF384) is engineered to utilize DC power from your vehicle and plugging it directly into a 110-120V home AC electrical system could cause damage to the unit, electrical shock and/or fire. Even with the power transformed, this unit is designed to to help defrost a windshield. It is not designed to provide a large amount of heat.

                            Answered on 12/15/2016 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          can it be used for home use, by taken out or cutting the fuse line.
                          Asked on 12/7/2014 by gregory

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            I'm happy to help, Gregory! You may be able to use this item at home by utilizing a transformer. This Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster (Part No. HF384) is engineered to utilize DC power from your vehicle and plugging it directly into a 110-120V home AC electrical system could cause damage to the unit, electrical shock and/or fire.

                            Even with the power transformed, this unit is designed to to help defrost a windshield. It is not designed to provide a large amount of heat.

                            Answered on 12/18/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                        • Q:

                          WILL IT OVER HEAT THE FUSE,BLOW THE FUSE IF USED FOR A LONG TIME
                          Asked on 1/4/2014 by JJ from NEW YORK ,NY

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi JJ, good question! This heater fan and defroster will not over heat the fuse and blow after a long use.

                            Answered on 1/7/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          do this heater have a thermometer, so that you can set it a a certain degree and it will stop when it gets to that temperature?
                          Asked on 7/31/2013 by rfm from Canada

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            The Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster (Part No. HF384) does not have a thermometer for heat settings. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 8/1/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          would this work in my 79 chevy and if so where should it be mounted
                          Asked on 5/14/2013 by Zack

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster - part# HF384 is not vehicle specific. It instantly defrosts windshield inside and out and provides auxiliary heat where needed. Easily mounts anywhere with screws or self-adhesive tape and has retractable handle for mobile use. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 5/14/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          I am curious on how and where unit should be mounted to heat / defrost a 2007 Chrysler Sebring windshield. I don't wish to damage my dashboard with screws. Also how can it be used to defrost the back window ?
                          Asked on 1/26/2013 by Nick from Villas, NJ

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster - part# HF384 is not vehicle specific. It instantly defrosts windshield inside and out and provides auxiliary heat where needed. Easily mounts anywhere with screws or self-adhesive tape and has retractable handle for mobile use. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                            Answered on 1/28/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          how long will it run if engine not on will it run battery down in 2 hours or less
                          Asked on 12/2/2010 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            It should not run the battery down that fast.

                            Answered on 12/9/2010 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          WILL THIS HEATER PLUG INTO THE L
                          IGHTER AND HEAT THE INTERIOR OF THE CAB
                          Asked on 11/29/2010 by GEORGE from CHARLESTON SC

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Yes, this will plug into a 12V outlet. It will provide auxiliary heat where needed.

                            Answered on 11/30/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
                        • Q:

                          WILL THIS DELIVER ENOUGH HEAT TO HEAT UP A 1999 FORD TARUS INSIDE
                          Asked on 11/21/2010 by RDR from AMSTERDAM NY

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            It may take a little while but that is what it is made for.

                            Answered on 11/22/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                        • Q:

                          will this heater heat my ford f 150 king cab truck
                          Asked on 11/7/2010 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            It should but it will most likely take awhile.

                            Answered on 11/8/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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