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How To Fix Rear Defrost Grid Connector

Created on: 2014-02-26

1A Auto shows you how to fix a rear defroster terminal connector tab.

  1. step 1 :Repairing the Rear Defrost Tab
    • Open the connector cleaner
    • Clean the defroster tab
    • Clean the wiring connector
    • Let the cleaner sit for 5 minutes
    • Mix the conductive epoxy
    • Apply the epoxy to tab and the connector
    • Push the tab and the connector together
    • Hold them together for 1 minute
    • Allow the epoxy to set for 24 hours
    • Test the defroster

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In this video, we're going to show you how to repair a rear defogger tab that might have come off over the course of time on your defrost grid. In order to do this, you're going to need a kit. What it does is it has an activator and a cleaner, and it's also got electrically conductive epoxy resin. You can't just glue it back on. You need something that's going to be able to carry a current, so let's get started.

So with this particular kit that I've got, it's got the cleaner and activator. What I'm going to do is spread it apart. You want to leave the towel in the wrapper here, and you're going to go and clean the tabs, and then clean the tabs here. Then you're going to let that sit for about five minutes.

We've got our electrically conductive epoxy here. We want to make sure that it's all mixed up. Go ahead and open it. Then I'm going to liberally apply it to both the window and the tab. Go ahead and hold it in place for one minute.

It's on there nice and tight, but we're going to give it 24 hours before we try the defroster.

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