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2013 200 rear defrost

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Old 02-17-2018, 11:48 AM
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The rear defrost on my 200 is not working and can't find a fuse that corresponds to it, any suggestions?
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:21 PM
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The owners manual describes which fuse does what. If you don't have one you can download it from chrysler.com.

It could be something other than a fuse. Carefully inspect the defroster grid and make sure the connections are intact. You might need to use a volt/ohm meter to verify the integrity of the circuit.
 
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:43 PM
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That's the first thing I did, the manual does not mention rear defroster in the fuse area, so I pulled every fuse to see is any we're friend to no avail. The grid on the 2013 seems well embedded, not sure that an ohm meter would pick up anything since there seems to be no power
 
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There is a power and a ground wire connection (one on each side of the glass), usually hidden behind the interior trim panels. They can separate from the embedded grid and not allow it to function. Also grid inspection is visual, looking for any break(very small) along each grid row.
 
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Broken connectors can be repaired. Conductive epoxy glue is used to glue the tabs back on to the glass and connect them electrically to the grid. A slightly different product is used to repair a disrupted grid. Grids can be ruined by using a razor blade to scrape off a decal on the inside of the window. They can be repaired. Auto parts stores have repair kits.
 
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