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BrokenLinkage 04-01-2013 12:05 PM

repair defrost tab?
I recently picked up a used 03 top/frame to update my 01 top, which is starting to get long in the tooth. After getting home with it I noted the rear window defroster has the electical connector tab broken free of the glass on one side. Can this be fixed? If so, how? Thanks all.

ohhh my 04-01-2013 12:53 PM

I have the same detachment on my passenger side.. looking for answer.

Nimbus117 04-01-2013 01:13 PM

Wasn't just me then. Mine broke last year, I got some of this stuff and it works fine now:

Frost Fighter 2000 Tab Repair Kits

BrokenLinkage 04-01-2013 04:23 PM

Nimbus that looks perfect, and with the positive rec from you I'll give it a try. Thanks!

particlewave 04-01-2013 04:42 PM

I've used a similar product on my dd and it works well. Has held up for 6 years as of now. ;)

Nimbus117 04-02-2013 12:53 AM

It's an epoxy with a very high silver content so it conducts electricity well. There are cheaper products but there are quite a few amps flowing through it so avoid them. Best to do it on a warm day and even then you still have to use a heat gun or hairdrier to cure the epoxy for an hour.

The tube is sufficient to repair a 100 tabs!

ccstud17 04-02-2013 09:23 AM

same problem here. id be willing to pitch some $ for a 986forum.com circulating defroster epoxy tube! lol

BrokenLinkage 05-15-2013 06:06 AM

Thumbs up! Tried this stuff, seems to be the fashizzle, works exactly as promised, with taping looks very professional, detectable only by change in color as compared to original. Thanks to Nimbus for the heads up!
May try this for cold soldering to replace rechargeable batteries in other applications.

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