First place to check is under the wide trim piece that runs over the back drivers side door and also runs to the back window. You can pull this away from the body. It just snaps in place and the seatbelt goes through it. Pull it down toward you and you should see a black box fastened to the side of the window pillar. It should have three wire connections. One is the radio antenna, one goes to the window and one comes from the wire harness. Check the two wire connections from the harness and to the window. See if they are loose or in my case the one from the harness was burnt and had melted the black box where the wire went in. I had to replace the the wire connector and the black box ($72.00) and replaced the connector terminals. The replacement connector is available but that little thing is pricey ($32.00). They must be proud of that thing. Hope this helped.
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Re: rear window defroster wont work.
Try looking at rear window where the wire connects for the defroster usually it is a single wire... the defroster for the rear is kinda designed like a toaster the lines you see running through the glass transfer heat when power is applied..
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Could be a bad relay !
The rear defogger circuit is protected by a 40A fuse. Voltage is supplied through the fuse to the rear defogger relay. When you press the rear defogger switch, the heater and A/C programmer sends a class 2 message to the body control module (BCM), to ground the rear defogger relay coil output circuit. This in turn closes the relay contacts allowing current to the rear window grid.
Do you know what a class 2 message is ? What a BCM is ?
HTD BK relay in rear fuse box ,location In the center right rear of the passenger compartment, under the rear seat cushion
Watch this video on testing from relay base ( where it plug's into )
Do VEHICLE RELAYS Testing from the relay base
First check your fuses. If ok. Turn your headlight switch and see if rear parking lights turn on. If they do more than likely your headlight switch is not your problem. If running lights dont come on, check your headlight switch operation..
No lights are most likely the dimmer switch at the light switch, Replace it. rear defrost, could be a broken wire, switch is bad, or the little stands that go across the window, one is broke. No heat, probably the vent motor on the passenger side under the dash, close to the center console.
Regarding the repair of the rear window defroster. There is a "electric ACD module" on the inside rear driver side roof sail that connects to the rear defroster and antenna. I had the same problem and found the connector for the defroster had overheated and melted resulting in a failed connection. The NAPA part numbers for the module and replacement connector are 25623688 and 15305949.
The common problem with the rear defrost not working on a park ave is the antenna integration modules on the rear c-pillars. This is the way they make the rear defrost and antenna part of the same grid on the rear window. If your external mirrors are heating up, the rear window is getting juice too. They are fed from the same circuit. And yes, the relay does go in a particular way. Compare it to the position of the others nearby and insert with the same orientation.