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

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.

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Average mileage: 88,101 (12,000–190,000)
12 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015
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Does anyone know what the special glue is to reattached the wire for the rear defroster?
2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali 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.
2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali 90,000 mi,
The spade connector on the window, still connected to the wire, is dangling, disconnected. The clip broke away from the window.
2011 GMC Yukon XL Denali 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.
Rear Window Defogger broke off - Found Special Glue at Auto Parts Store (several carried the product) re-attached but window does not de-fog.
Rear defroster tab broke off glass. Repaired under warranty. Special, electrically conductive glue is used to perform the repair.
2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali 94,000 mi,
clip broke off rear window defoger
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...
2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali 132,000 mi,
Tab broke off, will try soldering back on...
2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 50,000 mi,
Knocked off the contact when wiping window off. It popped off very easily. I may try to solder it on.
2002 GMC Yukon XL Denali 166,667 mi,
Detached wire
2009 GMC Yukon XL Denali 99,502 mi,
Left attachment came off. Yet to fix. Shop guys at school going to help me glue or solder
2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali 80,000 mi,
We had this fixed 4x's
2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali 85,000 mi,
Driver side contact came detacted from glass, resoldered once, came off a year later. Will try one more time, then get glass replaced.
2011 GMC Yukon XL Denali 60,000 mi,
The defrost wire/connector detached from rear window (connector still attached to wire) and just dangling... How should I go about fixing this?
2006 GMC Yukon XL Denali 150,000 mi,
the defroster broke off when i opened the rear window in the cold
2006 GMC Yukon XL Denali 140,000 mi,
I opened the rear window and I just broke off
2010 GMC Yukon XL Denali 80,000 mi,
Rear defogger terminal came off spontaneously. Everything I'm finding says I have to replace the glass
This has been a continual ongoing problem with my 2011 Yukon Denali. The cables that connect to the glass are not long enough (apparently) and they continually pop off. The dealer has had to replace the rear window three times because they can only attach cables back to the window about three times because there's nothing left to make contact. So after that they have to replace the glass. Service guys tell me this happens continually. One told me people are afraid to actually open the rear access back window because it may make a cable pop off. The last rear window I had replaced was only a week old before one cable popped off as I was driving down the road. Completely ridiculous that GMC has not fixed this yet. I spent over $65,000 for this suv and have this issue that happens over and over… Crazy