Rear Window Defogger Wire Terminal Broken Off of Window Glass on Chevrolet Tahoe

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: 98,434 (23,400–288,000)
12 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
47 people reported this problem
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Rear window defogger wire terminal broken off of window glass,need 2 know what kind of special glue 2 use and where 2 get it?
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe106,000
The rear window defogger wire terminal became detached from the solder location on the rear window. I have not had it repaired yet.
Rear window defogger wire broke off they tried to fix had to order new window. The window is new never open opened the windo hatch and it broke again on the new window two months after it was installed
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe150,000
Right wire terminal broke off and is now freely hanging.
Right rear defroster wire came detached from window at terminal. How to fix
Rear window defogger wire terminal broken passenger side. Where do I get the special glue to repair it.
The right contact for my rear window defrost is hanging freely, has been since we got the Tahoe.
Rear window defroster wire separated at window.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe100,000
Drove vehicle back to dealer for repair. They reattached the terminal. It never worked and now the terminal is hanging and broken. I cannot use the defogger.
I have not had it fixed
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe121,500
Rear defroster wire detached at right solder joint.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe105,000
Not sure when or how, but the rear defogger wire on the driver's side broke off.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe145,000
terminal not attached to window.
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe100,000
the defrost wire detached in the rear window
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe105,000
I have the same issue but don't know what to do to fix it. Seems like the current suggestions arent working for others. Hoping someone finds a quick fix soon as winter is quickly coming.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe108,000
I tried the solder route and it didn't work. Then went to an auto parts store and bought the adhesive and that didn't work either.
If you cannot find the special terminal glue at your local auto parts store you can re-solder the connector using silver solder which has a lower melting point than regular rosin core solder.
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