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1997 saab 900 rear defroster

The rear defroster doesn't come on when the button is pushed the light on the button comes on and the fuse is o.k. no owners manual, where do we look to see if connection is bad?

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Look at the connectors to the rear window heater grid, test them for power and poss broken connection to grid.

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