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Old 24 May 2004, 12:35 am
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Default Rear window defroster

On my 2003 T. ED three of the lines of the defroster do not work. Anyone else have a similar problem? Would like to know before I hit the dealership again.
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Old 24 May 2004, 01:24 am
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All of the lines should work. If 3 are not working, the rear window defroster needs to be replaced.

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Old 24 May 2004, 08:23 am
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Let the dealer fix it. You have to be careful when wiping the inside of the window - the defroster elements are adhered to the glass and you can break them by scratching.
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Old 25 May 2004, 12:40 am
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if the dealer is a s@@@head, there are available bottles of fluid that can be painted on the defrost grid (like white-out). these products will splice the break in the grid and the defroster. they come in very small bottles or tubes on blister cards (that hang from peg board hooks) @ auto shop places like pep boys, kragen, shucks, checker and the like.
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Old 09 Jun 2004, 10:40 pm
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...Had the same problem when it was new. The dealer used package tape to put a temporary tag on the inside of the rear window.

Removing the glue broke the connection. They replaced the rear windshield free. It would have cost about $350-.
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