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post #1 of 18 Old 02-06-2014, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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rear glass defrost strip connector desolder

so my connector that connectors to the rear glass defrost strip desoldered. I tried to solder it to the strip built into the glass but no go, I dont have enough hold. Without replacing the glass, is there a trick to get the connector to stick to the strip built into the glass. I would like to have the rear defrost to work.

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post #2 of 18 Old 02-06-2014, 02:35 PM
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JB weld is made of metal, right? I would get some and see if it will OHM to 0 and use it if it conducts.

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i work at a dealership and we can get copper based ink pen that can fill gaps when the grid gets a cut or scratch ..... not for when the connector brakes from the grid itself we have to replace the glass.
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i work at a dealership and we can get copper based ink pen that can fill gaps when the grid gets a cut or scratch ..... not for when the connector brakes from the grid itself we have to replace the glass.
You can buy those at Radio Shack. It's just conductive ink.

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post #5 of 18 Old 02-06-2014, 06:16 PM
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You might need a third hand to help out holding it on the connection. Soldering it is going to be the best repair could do.
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You might need a third hand to help out holding it on the connection. Soldering it is going to be the best repair could do.
How do you not crack the window with the heat expansion and contraction?
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post #7 of 18 Old 02-07-2014, 12:54 AM
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Try the aluminium duct tape from a hardware store. it's strong, super stucky, and metal.

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Get a strong magnet stick it on the other side of the window and get some wire thats magnetic or a peice of metal and try to solder it then with the magnet holding the metal agaisnt the window.
A rare earth magnet is really stong and should work.
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Yer, I'm in the same boat after repairing the rear door latch and window wiper, I accidentally hit the connector and *Ping* off it came :
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post #10 of 18 Old 02-07-2014, 05:31 AM
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I like that aluminum duct tape solution too. I got some recently and that stuff is tough... 3M makes what I got (Lowe's).
It would take a little cutting with small scissors and maybe more then one attempt but I think that's the path I would take first.

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post #11 of 18 Old 02-07-2014, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Ill try using aluminum duct tape on sunday, let you know. As per the windows cracking, it doesnt. I used a blow torch to get a little bit more heat out of it and without holding it there forever, 1-2 seconds at a time, the windows didnt crack. Anyways, it obvously didnt work with a solder gun,heat gun and blowtorch, so ill just tape it and see.
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I've done hundreds of these repairs. Mostly to Ford's, but other brands do it occasionally too. They sell tab repair kits at the parts store, but they are junk. Parts stores don't realize that the kits have a shelf life, so they never switch them out. The repair will last a day or two then fail again. If it does manage to hold, it won't conduct electrical current, and in that case you might as well have used super glue.

This is what you want. http://www.frostfighter.com/index.htm these are by far the strongest, most conductive kit I've ever used.
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This is what you want. http://www.frostfighter.com/index.htm these are by far the strongest, most conductive kit I've ever used.
Website is down for me at the moment but I hope you can get this stuff in the UK, been looking for something for ages.

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Hmm website works for me. Here is a link straight to the tab repair kit http://www.frostfighter.com/defroste...g-kit-2000.htm

Edit: website shows they do offer international shipping.
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Hmm website works for me. Here is a link straight to the tab repair kit http://www.frostfighter.com/defroste...g-kit-2000.htm

Edit: website shows they do offer international shipping.
Thanks for this dude!

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