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Rear defroster only half working

When turning on the rear defroster, only the bottom half of the window will actually defrost while the top half remains frozen until the interior of the car is heated. I especially took note of the problem, because I had always been impressed at how quickly the rear window would defrost in the past (it was my first brand new car). Is this something I can fix myself or will I need to take it in? Thanks!

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The rear defrost grid is damaged have it repaired, it takes a special kit and special skills.

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SOURCE: radio,rear defroster and interior lights wont come on

have you checked your fuses?

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SOURCE: location of fuses and relays for the rear window defroster

two locations, one under dash and one under hood. without your manual, thats about all I can help you with

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get it down to the gararge to get checked out !!!!

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you need to make sure the wires are on the glass on each side and there is no broken wires in the glass there is a repair kit at a auto store to fix if you have a volt meter test it and that way you can find the problem look for breaks in the wire in the glass and do not for get the wires on each side of the glass.

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Problem is most likely in the electronic blend door motor or the door itself has broken.
To access the electronic temperature blend door actuator remove cassette storage box or center shelf unit, if equipped.
Remove instrument panel ash receptacle by depressing service lever. Disconnect electrical harness connector from A/C electronic door actuator motor.
Remove three retaining screws.
Carefully pull A/C electronic door actuator motor outward and off A/C evaporator housing assembly.Make sure the door it self is not cracked where the actuator hooks to it and that it will move.
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