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Old 07-18-2017, 09:36 PM
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Help fixing rear hatch defrost

Weather is getting colder and I need defrost every morning.

Rear defrost doesn't work, and I found this when I opened up the rear body panels
Driver Side


Passenger Side

I cleaned both sides on the loose contact with sandpaper, cleaned with alcohol, and then superglued back together. Will the superglue allow enough electrical contact for it to work? Is there a better adhesive or way to fix?

I want it to fully cure/dry before I fire up. Hopefully in the morning my fix works.
 
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:26 AM
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Didn't work. Looks like superglue isn't conductive enough.

Will do research today to find conductive glue. Unless someone already has an answer
 
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Clean it up really good and solder it?
 
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solder scares me. may crack the glass. I solder all my wiring, but IR Mekanic and it'd be just my luck to ruin that expensive hatch

gonna try this stuff. it has silver flakes in the putty to ensure electrical continuity. I figured my superglue fix probably wouldn't work, but I had to try

https://www.familyhandyman.com/autom...ogger/view-all

I'll update with results once I find a kit
 
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Nice find on the kits!
 
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Nice find on that kit with the flakes, looking forward to hear how it works.


But this that you posted on JULY 17th caught my attention.


Originally Posted by Tylus View Post
Weather is getting colder and I need defrost every morning.


Really? It's 0600hrs here in Philly and both of my ambient temp readings here at work say its 80*, I know that you are up well into New England but is it really getting that cold at night up there? We were up in Ontario in May/June and the nights were very pleasant then.
 
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Originally Posted by WE3ZS View Post
Really? It's 0600hrs here in Philly and both of my ambient temp readings here at work say its 80*, I know that you are up well into New England but is it really getting that cold at night up there? We were up in Ontario in May/June and the nights were very pleasant then.
Low 60's and a few upper 50's recently

Couple with 80-100% humidity

The Dew and condensation doesn't burn off until 0800 roughly each day. And during my drive to work at 0430 each day the interior of all glass fogs over relentlessly.

Very wierd weather. I'm constantly fiddling with thermostat because the weather swing from night to day doesn't allow for a constant temp. House either gets damn cold, or too hot
 
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Oh yeah, 90% humidity and 94F yesterday. But this morning was 63F and I had to squeegee the windows and let the Challenger idle a few minutes before it could cut the fog from interior
 
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OK, gotcha, I was thinking you had frost to deal with already!
 
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Anyone successful on repairing broken connection for defrost ?
 
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Thanks for posting the fix. I have the same problem on my X. I'll give this a try!
 
 
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