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Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster

Part No. HF384 Warranty  

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
 
1.9

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (21)

26%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves comfort (5)
  • Can withstand use (4)

Cons

  • Poor value (13)
  • Not functional (11)
  • Flimsy (7)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Car (13)
  • Keep in the trunk (4)
  • Truck (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (20), Auto enthusiast (3), 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 36 customers

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3.0

will do in a pinch

By Rick

from Coal Township

About Me Casual Driver

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Verified Buyer
Level 4

Pros

  • Helps Out Heat Defrost

Cons

    Best Uses

    • As A Supplement Heat

    Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

    The heater core on my wifes car needs flushed out at the most inopportune time and with the bitter cold & no garage, we purchased this as a supplement to the heating system. It helps but I would no way want to use this as the only souce of heat in the Northeast winter.Recommend as a last resort just to supplement.

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    1.0

    waste of time, money & fuses!

    By single working mom

    from Denver

    About Me Casual Driver

    Pros

      Cons

      • Blew My Fuses
      • Difficult To Use
      • Flimsy
      • Not Functional
      • Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

        This heater blew my van fuses repeatedly, never worked for more than a few seconds. I ended up having to spend more $ to buy replacement fuses so my radio and horn would work again- but I still have no defroster. What a waste of time, money and fuses- Advance Auto staff absolutely didn't care whatsoever that this defective product cost my family additional money and hardship- and had no suggestions to help us, not even an apology, so I purchased my fuses elsewhere and will avoid Advance Auto Parts moving forward.

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        4.0

        cheap heater

        By mrm

        from Columbus, IN

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Improves Comfort

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Car

        Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

        I had to remove the sticky pad and replace it with velcro

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        1.0

        dont even know if it actually works

        By shottao

        from new york, ny

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

          Cons

          • Blew Fuse In Cig Lighter
          • Not Functional
          • Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Keep In The Trunk

          Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

          opened package, went outside in cold. started car, didnt turn on normal heat. took out WORKING carphone charger from cigarette lighter. put this heater in cigarette lighter. turned it on, red light came on and it started blowing. placed it on dash.

          went back inside. finished getting ready for work. went back out to car. discovered heater no longer blowing, no red light. unplugged it, plugged back in, no response. unplugged again, put in carphone charger, no charge! noticed light in cigarrette lighter is out. froze while waiting for car heater to get going. cursed that heater blew the fuse. later phone died, no charger...fml.

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          1.0

          Falls Short Of Expectations

          By AdrenalineRush

          from Argyle, NY

          About Me Casual Driver

          Level 1

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Functional
            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Truck

            Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

            I bought this item because I am having an issue with the heat and defroster. You can barely feel the fan pushing heat out and it doesn't keep the winshshield clear during winter use.

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            1.0

            Not very powerful but noisy

            By bluesguy

            from Seymour, IN

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Cheap

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Not Much
              • Truck

              Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

              Save your money and buy something better.

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              4.0

              first one was noisey

              By moose

              from exton pa

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Works great

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Car

              Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

              first defroster was very loud, fan was hitting inside. returned it and second one is great. have been using it for a month now, use it daily and no problems at all. would definitely buy another my rear window defogger stopped working and shop wanted 200 to fix

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              1.0

              very low heat

              By polo0000

              from green bay wi

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

                  vehicle warmed up quicker than defroster in sub zero temperatures, just when i neede it the most. waste of ime and money, better off with fixing remote start for sure. i wish i had an inverter powerful enuff to run a hair dryer in the winter, that would really take care of my frosted up winshield. dont u think, i also like my k and n air filter, i think it really adds horsepower, can feel it accellerating for sure, hmmmm, do i have enuff characters yet?????????? getting there????????? yes

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                  1.0

                  FALSE ADVERTISEMENT

                  By not satisfied

                  from baltimore

                  Pros

                  • Product Does Not Work

                  Cons

                  • Dont Buy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

                    plased on dashboard less than 6 inches from window. 5 minutes later there was a quarter size area almost cleared.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Temperature has risen...

                    By D

                    from Hughesville

                    About Me Preaty Much Drive Daily

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 1

                    Pros

                    • Can Withstand Use
                    • Improves Comfort

                    Cons

                    • Falls Over

                    Best Uses

                    • Car

                    Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

                    I use this heater in my car. I have no heat so it does help. I like when my fingers get cold I just hold them in front and it warms them right up. The only thing I don't like is that it falls over and I had to sit it on the arm rest between the seats and fasten it down with a rubber band. It does work though, it blows a good heat.

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      my fan under the dash board needs to be replaced. where can i find one for a 2003 mercury sable?
                      Asked on 10/4/2010 by code from new york

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        For the blower motor you will need to purchase parts 35534 and 3507.

                        Answered on 10/5/2010 by Kevin the King of Auto Parts. from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Will this product heat the interior of a car?
                      Asked on 1/11/2010 by Anonymous from Kingwood, Tx.

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, this can be used to heat the interior of the vehicle.

                        Answered on 1/11/2010 by Mike from Advance Auto Parts
                      • A:

                        This will make it a little more bearable in the car but it will take a little more time to actually heat the interior. Longer trips will be more in the difference it makes

                        Answered on 1/8/2011 by tlchico from Anderson SC
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