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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

Defrosts windshield and provides auxiliary heat where needed.

Product Features:
  • Provides auxiliary heat source
  • Plugs directly into any 12 volt outlet
  • 5 Foot long cord
  • Designed with adjustable swivel to control heat flow
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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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5.0

Nice litle heater

By 

from Altoona, Pa

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Size
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Short Cord

Best Uses

  • Car

Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

Bought this to use as a rear window defogger. Works great for this application

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It works. Would buy again.

By 

from Ohio

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Helpful Reviewer

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Heats Up Quickly
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Car

Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

It works better than the reviews I read said. I would recommend this product.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

cheap heater

By 

from Columbus, IN

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Helpful Reviewer

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

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

first one was noisey

By 

from exton pa

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

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

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Temperature has risen...

By 

from Hughesville

About Me Preaty Much Drive Daily

Verified Buyer
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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.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great price

By 

from Pittston, Pa.

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Helpful Reviewer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Can Withstand Use

Cons

  • Performance

Best Uses

  • Keep In The Trunk

Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

The best thing about this item was the price. The only thing i did NOT like was the heat was too low.It could have been forced out more,,,like a setting of low,med,or high.

(6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

does what it says!

By 

from baldwinville, ma

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Helpful Reviewer

Pros

  • Gets You Moving Faster

Cons

  • I Suggest Using Duct Tape

Best Uses

  • Minivan

Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

I bought this heater because I had no heat in my van and could not thaw my windshield. This fan does what it says and works well. Although I do not want to use the screws to keep it in place and the included sticky stuff does not keep it still. Duct tape is keeping it in place!

(98 of 177 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works as expected

By 

from Lynchburg VA

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Helpful Reviewer

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car

    Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

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

    (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    will do in a pinch

    By 

    from Coal Township

    About Me Casual Driver

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Serves our needs in Kawasake mule cab

      By 

      from Wetumka, Ok

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Comfort

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • RV

        Comments about Economy Black 12V Heater Fan and Defroster:

        We are using it in the cab of our Kawasaki Mule when we feed our cows.

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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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