Plus you can only see the windshield heater with the windshield removed. It resides under the lower, blacked out portion of the glass.
It's apparent purpose is to heat the area of the glass where the wipers sit, keeping them from freezing to the glass in cold weather.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.