Reattach Defroster Terminal

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blazer

#1

I knocked one of the rear defroster terminals loose from the rear window.



Did a little research and seem to have two options.



1. Resolder the terminal to the window grid. It was a clean break and the grid appears undamaged. I have a 45 watt soldering iron, not sure it’s strong enough for the job.



2. Reattach the terminal with conductive epoxy. I prefer this option, but I’m not sure where I can find conductive epoxy.



Any other suggestions would be appreciated.



Thanks,



Ed B.


#2

A local auto parts store should sell a kit for this type of repair. http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/maintenance/4221212

Tester


#3

That should do the trick. It looks like Permatex and Loctite make defroster repair kits. I’ll post back with the results.

Thanks,

Ed B.


#4

Tester,

I used the Permatex Defroster Repair kit to reattach the tab.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Complete-Rear-Window-Defogger-Repair-Kit-Permatex_7160063-P_N3239_T|GRP2034____

I’m giving it 24 hrs to dry before I reconnect the wiring, but I checked and confirmed continuity between the tab and the grid.

Thanks,

Ed B.


#5

Well come on Ed! Did it work? We’re all waiting with baited breath!

Tester