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    Rear Defroster not working?

    I push the rear defroster knob and the light comes on but nothing seems to be working on the rear window.  Any ideas on what might be the problem or how/where to begin troubleshooting this?

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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    check the little wire that goes to the back window, should be a little clip like thing that attatches somewhere on the grid, most likely up top in the corner
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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psych0matt
    check the little wire that goes to the back window, should be a little clip like thing that attatches somewhere on the grid, most likely up top in the corner
    x2. After that see if the grid is getting power by using a multimeter.

    By chance you check the fuses?

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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5speedz34
    By chance you check the fuses?
    I haven't check anything yet, it's been way too cold. I didn't think that it would be a fuse though because the light in the dash lights up
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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy
    Quote Originally Posted by 5speedz34
    By chance you check the fuses?
    I haven't check anything yet, it's been way too cold. I didn't think that it would be a fuse though because the light in the dash lights up
    Yeah, worth a shit though.

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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    it is definitely worth trying first, it is on it's own seperate fuse according to the manual
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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psych0matt
    check the little wire that goes to the back window, should be a little clip like thing that attatches somewhere on the grid, most likely up top in the corner
    I did go out and check it before it got dark out, there are two clips and the one of the driver side has came loose from it's mounting point. I will have to swing by a parts store and pick up a defroster repair kit. In the mean time, I was able to wedge the clip behind the plastic trim piece to hold it in place and the defroster is working now
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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    Hmm... sounds like my buddies 05 Taurus. He stopped in while I was at work today with his rear defroster not working. So, I first grabbed my multimeter and went to the back window to check voltage. His has a clip on each side. So, I put the one test lead on one side, then went to the other side, only to find that that it had actually broke off. I was able to measure the voltage, and sure enough it was there, so he needs to get it fixed.
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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    Can a rear defroster be ineffective in very cold temps? (such as 0ish).

    It seems like mine works, but sucks lately.
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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by PCGUY112887
    Can a rear defroster be ineffective in very cold temps? (such as 0ish).

    It seems like mine works, but sucks lately.
    No it just takes longer to warm up
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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    my 94 cutty works fine but sometimes i think it doesnt time off like its supposed to. instead it gets stuck on and i hear a funny noise from in the dash

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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy
    I will have to swing by a parts store and pick up a defroster repair kit.
    Is there actually a kit for this? I just made one of my clips come off yesterday when i installed my new 6x9's. i was thinking a saudering gun would do the trick.
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    Re: Rear Defroster not working?

    There is a kit, rear window defroster repair kit. Its like this glue that has liquid copper in it. When it dries so does the copper, and the rear defrost works. I have seen it in AZ and AA befor, but not sure if they still carry it.
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