Yukon XL Denali

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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 90,186 (12,000–190,000)
12 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015
56 people reported this problem
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Does anyone know what the special glue is to reattached the wire for the rear defroster?
The spade connector on the window, still connected to the wire, is dangling, disconnected. The clip broke away from the window.
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.
Rear defroster fell off and I want to know how to repair it. Also do I need to take the metal clip off first.
The defrost wire/connector detached from rear window (connector still attached to wire) and just dangling... How should I go about fixing this?
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.
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...
clip broke off rear window defoger
Tab broke off, will try soldering back on...
Knocked off the contact when wiping window off. It popped off very easily. I may try to solder it on.
Looked in rear view mirror and rear window defogger (left) was just hanging there.
We had this fixed 4x's
I opened the rear window and I just broke off
Driver side contact came detacted from glass, resoldered once, came off a year later. Will try one more time, then get glass replaced.
Detached wire
Left attachment came off. Yet to fix. Shop guys at school going to help me glue or solder
One was put back on with some special glue
the defroster broke off when i opened the rear window in the cold