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Old 09-18-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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DIY defrost cable

Hey all

Its starting to be colder already here in the morning. So this morning the glass windows of my top was frosted a little (Boxster 2000 S , not original top with a glass window). I put on the defrost and the mirrors defrosted but not the rear window. Took a look at it, and there is no wire from the window and nothing connected to the defrost plug.

So after looking on the net, I found a defrost harness for 160$ at Gahw top. Wow thats a lot for 2 wire and 3 connectors! I need to change the top in spring anyway and its comming with a wiring harness so I dont want to pay that right now and have it free with the top in spring.

Any DIY writing about a defrost harness?

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Old 09-18-2011, 09:39 AM   #2
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You could always put a frost shield on the glass if it's just for one winter. That's if you can still buy them - haven't seen them for a few years, come to think of it.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Defrost harness

I picked up some 10 g wire and connectors at auto parts store today- looks easy enough. Will write back.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:56 PM   #4
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Any DIY writing about a defrost harness?
Yes, with wire gauges and connectors used, and I thought it was here on this forum, but a search for defroster didn't pop up the thread. I think the original poster said they built it for less than $10 and it worked real well. If I come across it again, I'll post it here.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:31 AM   #5
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If you search for hardtop install, the instructions should show where the rear window defrost wire outlet is located. The outlet is in all Boxsters and is under a small black plastic cover behind the driver's roll bar. It shouldn't be difficult to fabricate a small "jumper" wire to connect this outlet to your rear window defrost plug.

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:23 PM   #6
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Search for my posting "Rear Defroster Help"
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:26 PM   #7
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Here it is....I thought I posted it here.....Its on Pelican.

Rear Defroster help - Pelican Parts Technical BBS
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