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Rear defrost The rear defrost is not working. Checked the fuses... they're okay, It clicks when depressed and my dash lights dim somewhat but the light on the switch does not come on. Switch itself replaced... still nothing. What to check next would be helpful. Thanks!

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If you visually inspect the wires on the rear window do you see any breaks in the grid?

If so, read the following link:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/how_to/1272291.html



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