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Old 02-18-2017, 11:45 AM
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Saw this doing spring cleaning. The pass side of the rear window defroster on the OEM hardtop. Is it a easy fix or not worth fixing?

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Old 02-20-2017, 07:21 AM   #2
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Saw this doing spring cleaning. The pass side of the rear window defroster on the OEM hardtop. Is it a easy fix or not worth fixing?
Take it to a local auto glass repair replacement shop, they can fix it. I had the same issue a few years ago and it cost me around $40 at a local auto glass shop.

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Old 02-20-2017, 07:51 AM   #3
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On the same topic of rear defroster....

Anybody know of a product to repair the thin lines going from side to side?

I have a few that were damage during the summer storage...

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There are a few kits you can buy that provide a conductive paint. You just mask off the area and 'paint' the lines back on. Permatex sells one such kit https://www.permatex.com/products/sp...er-repair-kit/

You should be able to pick one up at a place like NAPA, Pep Boys etc..
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Mine broke off on my 2009, never thought of calling a window repair place.
Great idea. thanks.
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I have the same issue in a 2011. I had searched for a product to do it myself but most reviews were marginal at best. I didn't realize an auto glass place would repair them.
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They do sell a metal conducting 'weld' glue that is supposed to work but I tried it and still nothing. It's expensive and kinda hard to find. Will be calling auto glass place this week.
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Thanks It never dawned on me to take it to a auto glass place.
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Years ago I worked in an auto glass factory (LOF Pilkington). We would buff the surface of the traces on the glass (heated back lite) and apply a small amount of solder to bridge open or broken traces.
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I had this problem the year after I bought my 14. Got it fixed, or so I thought. First time it frosted over I tried it and it didn't work. It's reattached, just doesn't work. I don't really care too much but it's one of those things that should work but doesn't. I'm out of warranty now and it's probably not worth it to me to get it fixed. Bummer
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I talked to several people. Was told it can't just be reattached and the whole rear window had to be replaced. The cost to replace $700. WOW.
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I talked to several people. Was told it can't just be reattached and the whole rear window had to be replaced. The cost to replace $700. WOW.
The whole rear window can be replaced for less that $700.

Google "magoos auto glass". They're a smaller shop on the east coast, but with GREAT customer service that got me a brand new MOPAR tinted and heater rear window for $400 in like two days. Cheapest option I found.

I went and picked it up from the warehouse itself... They bought it for $180... quite the mark up, but still the cheapest I've found.

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