2005 toyota solara convertible rear window defroster
The rear window defroster doesn't heat up very much and doesn't defrost. the main 40amp fuse is OK and all other fuses are also all OK. tested the grid and can get it to go to ground - so i don't think the problem is the grid on the window.
toyota wants $95/hour for up to 6 hours to find out where the problem is.
Re: 2005 toyota solara convertible rear window defroster
2006 Solara Comvertible - same problem as everyone else. The defroster just stopped working (well, 2 lines in the upper portion work somewhat) several months back. The light comes on and obviously power is there since 2 of the lines do something. The dealer also told me the WHOLE top would have to be replaced...thousands of dollars. I thought I might have to replace the window but apparently that can't even be done. They actually told me a repair kit exists to do it yourself at Pep Boys, yet they won't attempt to fix. Pep Boys confirmed kit exists but won't tounch it either, Window replacement company won't either. So, again the consumer is screwed, I guess. Obviously if those paid to do mechanical work can't or won't do it, why would a novice be able to? I am so angry! No more Toyotas for me. My buying experience was a whole other story that turned me off from this car to start with. Probably when someone gets killed, they will be forced to look at this. Convertibles are notorious for poor visibility in the rear and now with the windshield completely frosted or covered with snow and iced while driving due to the weather conditions, it is UNSAFE! Is there any help for this problem?
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It is located in the SJB smart junction box , it's a fuse / relay center / microprocessor ! Fuse # F2.10 30 amp . location -behind left side dash panel . Also check the accessory relay . Top relay left side , same location SJB .
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take the vehicle to an accredited windscreen repairer/ replacer and discuss the problem with them. If it can be done they will have access to the glass and will be able to tell you where to get it fitted if it requires specialist attention.
Sounds like a fuse has gone. Find the blown fuse and replace it, as some fuses work more than one thing. Mirrors and rear heating windows run off the same circuit. The symbol should be the same where the fuse is located on the bord as the one you press to turn thegheaters on for the window and mirrors
i would imagine the fuse for it would be inside the car under the dash on drivers side. but also if you look at the rear window you should see the rear defrost wires soldered to the window sometimes one will break off and it might just need to be resoldered
The main cause for the rear window not working is a disconnected wire at either side of the defroster grid. You can see where the body harness connects to the rear glass.
The second most liekly cause are broken defroster grid wires.
I would suggest to you to obtain a 12 volt DC testlamp, and check for voltage as follows, at the rear defroster.
Hook the clamp of the testlamp up to a known good ground. The back door latch 'hoop' is great. Next, turn on the rear defroster, and place the point of the tip on the extreme side of the back window, on the grid. Does it the tester light up bright? If not, try the other side.
The light, moving across the grid, should get noticeably dimmer, if the grid is functioning properly. The light will go out when you encounter a broken grid wire..
there may be a defrost window/ liftgate fuse under dash or in the engine compartment check that first/ you can also check the plug in for the defroster it just pull out and clean with steel wool/ after that if that does not work then the actuall switch is bad switch the button that is/ if you have questions let me know Please rate my response thank you very much