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GMC Yukon XL Denali Rear Window Defogger Wire Terminal Broken Off of Window Glass

GMC Yukon XL Denali Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

Average Mileage: 75,693 mi (12,000 mi - 135,123 mi)


The rear window defogger may stop working due to a wire terminal broken off of the rear glass. Our technicians tell us that terminal can be reattached using a special glue or silver solder.

  •  Rookie

    Does anyone know what the special glue is to reattached the wire for the rear defroster?

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    Rear window defroster tab popped off window. Repeated attempts to fix were unsuccessful. I've tried epoxy, silver solder, copper conductive tape, and a defroster repair kit from Pep Boys. Probably going to need to get a new window, at this point.

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  • Visitor, , 66,279 mi

    Rear defroster fell off and I want to know how to repair it. Also do I need to take the metal clip off first.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    The spade connector on the window, still connected to the wire, is dangling, disconnected. The clip broke away from the window.

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  • Visitor, , 94,000 mi

    clip broke off rear window defoger

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  •  Rookie

    Rear defroster tab broke off glass. Repaired under warranty. Special, electrically conductive glue is used to perform the repair.

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  • Permatex has a product named rear defroster repair kit, I bought mine at a Murrays parts store $14. Clean the window area and broken tab with the cleaner / activator wait 5 minutes apply the conductive epoxy hold in place for 1 minute, let everything dry for 24 hours reconnect the wire to the tab (hold the tab with you finger) and whalaa ,,, it works great...

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  • Rear Window Defogger broke off - Found Special Glue at Auto Parts Store (several carried the product) re-attached but window does not de-fog.

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  • Visitor, , 132,000 mi

    Tab broke off, will try soldering back on...

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  • Visitor, , 51,000 mi

    Dealer told me to buy new glass hatch for $800, ridiculous!

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