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

Chevrolet Tahoe Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 120,562 mi (55,000 mi - 288,000 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

    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?

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    Right wire terminal broke off and is now freely hanging.

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  • Visitor, , 106,000 mi

    The rear window defogger wire terminal became detached from the solder location on the rear window. I have not had it repaired yet.

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  • Visitor, , 145,000 mi

    terminal not attached to window.

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  • 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

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    the defrost wire detached in the rear window

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  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 108,000 mi

    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.

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  •  Master

    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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