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Re: Rear defroster cord disconnected
This must be soldered on, it is an electrical connection, a good repair shop or the new car dealer is the best bet to fix this, u can't use glue or any type of adhesive. If you try to do this solder job and apply to much heat the window heater grid will be ruined and then u are stuck, so if u do have a good solder pensil and the correct type of acid free solder u may be able to fix it yourself.
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There are some things like liquid solder that can be used to mend this, Another thing would be to go to a burglar alarm company dealing with glass windows, because the alarm tape is added to existing windows.
There is a connector going to rear defrost on the rear window. Disconnect this and check for voltage with defrost on. If this is good, check resistance for the connection to window. This will tell you if the electrical is working or the element is bad for the window if there is a open reading on multimeter.
Remove the trim thats around the window, run piano string between the body and the glass (wear gloves) that helps break the bond of the adhesive. Go to your local parts to get new adhesive, and your local junk yard should have glass (go to a yard that pulls the part for you, they cost about $80.00 used). I am not to sure how to do the hook-up for the defroster. Email at [email protected] and I'll go into more details.
I just had the same problem. I have an '04 4Runner and my rear wiper, fluid wash, and defrost stopped working after it was recently serviced. If you had the battery cables disconnected recently here is the solution...Start the engine and lower the rear tailgate window all the way... close the rear window and then turn the engine off. Restart the engine and the wiper,wash, and defrost. should work again. It has something to do with the computer which needs to be rebooted. Good luck.