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1997 - Toyota Corolla -- Rear window defog not working


I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla. When I press the rear window defog button, defog light on the dash board comes on but the rear window defog doesn't work. I checked the fuse and the fuse is fine.

Can anyone please help and let me know what I need to check/change to fix this issue ?

Kind Regards,

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  • monica905 Jan 04, 2009

    Is that side of the rear windows ?
    Do I have to remove something ?
    Above the window or below the window.
    Could you please kindly provide some more details with respect to the location of the "Small Slide on Wiring Connectors."
    Thanks for your help and patience,
    Kind Regards,

  • monica905 Jan 04, 2009

    No I do not have Tinted Windows ?
    Kind Regards,

  • monica905 Jan 06, 2009

    I felt around all around the rear window and was not able to see anything. What am I missing here ?

    Kind Regards,

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Chevy malibu 2011 rear defog fuse

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    checked the pump and it works. fuses also look good



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On each side of the Window (Could be at top or Bottom0 There are Small Slide on Wiring Connectors. Sometimes these Get Loose. I would start There.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 04, 2009

    These Connect Direct to The Wires that run across the Window and will be Mounted right to the Window. Just look really Close and Follow the Wires in the Window up and Down on the Far Sides. You will see where the Wires go to the Small Connectors. They should be Accessible to you without removing anything. They will be on the Inside. Question-Do you have Tinted Windows?

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 04, 2009

    Ok, Yes it is the Rear Window. You might be able to Feel them Better, Just start feeling around the Sides of your Rear Window and way down in the Corners.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 04, 2009

    I Asked about the Tinted Windows Because Sometimes when you get the Rear window Tinted with the Defroster in it The person who Tints it Could Cut one of the Wires for the Defroster with a Razor Blade on Accident.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 08, 2009

    Ok- It could be that this model is not Accessible on the Rear Window. You will Probably have to take it in and get it Diagnosed at the Dealer or a Qualified Mechanic. Sorry I could not Help more with this-It is EXTREMELY Hard to fix this Problem with out seeing the Problem in Person.



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