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: 94,718 (2,400–288,000)
13 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016
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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 Tahoe 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.
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 75,000 mi,
Rear window defogger wire terminal broken passenger side. Where do I get the special glue to repair it.
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 Tahoe 150,000 mi,
Right wire terminal broke off and is now freely hanging.
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 78,946 mi,
Right rear defroster wire came detached from window at terminal. How to fix
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.
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 83,000 mi,
The wire came loose. Ordered a product from Amazon and repaired myself.
2016 Chevrolet Tahoe 2,400 mi,
left defroster became completely detached (clean detach). I've opened the hatch window once, and this didn't happen then. It happened when I opened my trunk completely. Technician said the only way to fix it to replace the window completely. Not exactly what I wanted to do, since I've only had the vehicle 2.5 months, but he said it lasts longer than resoldering. We'll see. They've had my vehicle since noon 2/10/16 and I have yet to get it back... Not sure what takes so long.
The right contact for my rear window defrost is hanging freely, has been since we got the Tahoe.
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 82,000 mi,
Rear window defroster wire separated at window.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 100,000 mi,
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.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 23,400 mi,
I have not had it fixed
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 121,500 mi,
Rear defroster wire detached at right solder joint.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 105,000 mi,
Not sure when or how, but the rear defogger wire on the driver's side broke off.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 145,000 mi,
terminal not attached to window.
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 100,000 mi,
the defrost wire detached in the rear window
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 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.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 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.