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Rear window heater tab

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by ChilliBob, 3 Jan 2017.

  1. ChilliBob

    ChilliBob

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    Hey everyone,

    The tab which connects to the rear window has fallen off, hence no heat to defrost or demist ability.

    I looked on YouTube and it seems you can buy some kit with conductive epoxy and Wipes.

    Could I not use electrical contact spray on each surface and a small bit of duct tape to achieve the same thing?
    Any tips appreciated :) cheers
     
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  3. wgt52

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    The tab which connects to the rear window has fallen off, hence no heat to defrost or demist ability.
    Sorry to hear that...

    I looked on YouTube and it seems you can buy some kit with conductive epoxy and Wipes.
    True; Is it silver 'loaded' - Best; or copper 'loaded' resonable subsitute; If Aluminimum loaded don't bother.

    Could I not use electrical contact spray on each surface and a small bit of duct tape to achieve the same thing?
    No! Contact spray is a switch cleaner and will not necessarily be a conductore and certainly would not carry the heating element current. Duct tape would soffen with the heating effect of the current passing throuh the temporay repair connection.


    A windscreen repair guy may be a better help.
     
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