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Old 02-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rear Window Defroster & Seat Heater not working

Hi. I have a 2004 6s 3.0L

I have been having trouble figuring out why my driver seat heater and rear window defroster are not working. I have been told that the heating mechanism in the seat may be cracked, which can cause it to stop working. The passenger seat heater works so i may look into seeing if i can take that one out and trade it to the driver side.
The rear window defroster button comes on, and heats the side mirrors but not the rear window. All the fuses have been replaced so i know that is not the problem. I can tell that at one point the rear window had tint and that it was removed. Is it possible this ruined the wiring? There does not seem to be any damage to the wires, but im not sure. Thanks!!
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Default Rear Window Defroster & Seat Heater not working

If tint was removed from the window its very likely the cause of the defroster not working id say.

And ya your heating element in the seat is likely pooched.


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For the seat heater ... any way to remove the seats or look underneath to check that all the wires are plugged in correctly?

The rear window defroster - probably the tint removal scraped off somewhere in the lines, can you check that there is continuity in the heating lines/element?
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I will have to put up a pic of the heating lines when my camera is up and working agian. I cant tell if they are off colored or actually damaged. They go from the coppery/gold to dark in many areas. I will look into seeing if all the cables are hooked up properly. Thanks guys!
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