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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Defroster Grid Bad?

I have read some of the threads. I have power at the grid but not across the grid lines. I visually inspected the grid and didn't see any scratches or breaks. The car has had tint put on removed and then put on again. What else can I do before thinking I have to get a new rear window to have rear defrost again? Any help will be appreciated! I did remove the current tint so i could get to the grid lines.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 07:13 PM
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I had an issue with mine. If I pulled the positive side plug from the grid and measure the voltage it was right around 12v. As soon as I would plug it into the grid, it was <3 volts. Turns out that the line from the relay melted in the connector under the rear dash panel. I fixed that and now the rear defroster works. I don't know if you have a similar issue. The other thing I would check is to make sure that the passenger side connector is grounded.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 08:58 PM
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Thats a common problem when tint is removed incorrectly. They sell a silver pen that you use to reconnect the traces at the break points.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 09:52 AM
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He said there was no visible break points though

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 10:33 AM
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they dont have to be visible, just run the pen down one of the center ones and see if it reconnects.
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