Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2000 17:33:53 -0800
From: Kimo Saaby <>
Subject: Re: Rear Window Defroster electrical weirdness................   :(

First.... is the switch just not catching? I mean... is it physically NOT popping in/popping out? If so, use a tiny blade or a screwdriver to pop it out fully. THEN it should be able to pop in and catch. Sometimes the mechanism does that. If it stays in, but then SHUTS ITSELF OFF.... then there's gotta be a problem with the switch itself. NEXT, if it was a problem with the switch not popping out correctly & it still doesn't work, check the fuse. If THAT is ok... then go in the back seat & CAREFULLY remove the electrical connector on each side. It's on the window - where the wire hooks on. Rock it back & forth carefully to remove the little plastic plug. Take a piece of sandpaper & clean off the contact strip on the window & if possible, the contact in the plastic plug part. Spray electrical cleaner in it too if ya got it. Tell us if it worked! - Brian Ladd "Al > Hi Folks, > > Hoping someone can help me out here. > > I have an 1988 900S and the rear window defroster is working intermittently. > When we've had good weather it works fine stays on for a period of time and > shuts off. But after or during a rain(of course when you need it the most) > It will not turn on, the dashboard light comes on when you push the button > but as soon as it's released it shuts off. If I continue to hold the button > down the system works, but again as soon as it's released it shuts off > again. The fuse isn't being blown so I don't think it is a short somewhere > but... why only when it rains??? Being in Vancouver BC Canada, well, it's > now winter and we're in for 5 months straight of it now.. <chuckle> > > Any ideas?? > > Thanks! > > Al > > remove the 'z' and '<nomorespam>' to reply

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