Rear defroster repair

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Daniel Kutcher, Sep 7, 2021.

  1. Daniel Kutcher

    Daniel Kutcher New Member

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    Okay so I found this damage while investigating why my defroster wasn’t working. I want to replace the scorched plastic tab connector, and reattach the tab to the window. Has anyone done this before?
     

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    there has to be a short somewhere or something else is wrong, otherwise the connector wouldn't be scorched /
    just replacing it is asking for trouble /
     
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    Not necessarily.
    The most common failure is caused by the connection point being broken.
    IF it was only partially damaged so that became a point of high resistance............excessive heat at that point might result.

    I suggest that he check with an auto glass shop or two.
     
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    Well I have a multimeter so I can check all the elements and circuits to make sure they are within spec
     
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