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Rear window de icer not working

The problem is that the tab that is attached the power wire to the window has come off the window. I need to know how to reattach the metal tab to the window.

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  • shirleyandch Jan 17, 2009

    The reason that I have not tried this solution is because it has been to COLD to work outside. Today it is 10 with a high of about 23. Next week it is going to warm up to the high 30's. I an going to try this solution at that time and I will let you know if it works.



    Thanks for your help.

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You can use a slodering iron to resolder the metal tab back on

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