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    Red face New corolla back windshield defogger problem

    Hi pakwheel experts,

    I bought new corolla GLI 2010 a couple of months ago and in my first cleanup of my car, I sprayed glass cleaner on the rear windshield from inside and clean it with a cloth... after that I read from the car's owner's manual that the manufacturer don't allow to clean this defroster circuit with the glass cleaner. So I checked it today and find out that the top 5 lines are not working... rest all the line were working perfectly. When I saw the windshield from outside and noticed in the black border of the window that there is a separate circuit for the top 5 lines. And if i am standing on back of the car then on the right side of the windshield (left side if I see the windshield from inside the car) two lines from the top 5, have a break for a couple of inches at the same place... It looks like this break is by default from the company but I am not sure about it or If I have cleared it with the glass cleaner... or is that break is the cause of the top 5 lines not to work...

    Can anyone check their corolla XLI or GLI read windshield for top 5 lines. and what could be the reason for top 5 lines not to work. Suppose if I have broke those two lines then there is a vertical joint line in the center of the windshield so the circuit should pass elements (voltage) to each line even if any of them are disconnected horizontally... Please suggest...

    I would really appreciate the fastest response from the experts.

    Best regards
    Murtaza


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    i think the best u can do now is try to claim warranty without telling them ur cleaning experiments

    or u can try fixing it urself.
    follow redull_ar DIY on defogger fixing
    Life is short and very unpredictable just like a Quarter mile .....

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    Thanks for the suggestion, what is "redull_ar" and how to follow? Is it any blog username? or something else?

    Suppose If I claim warranty, then what they will do with the windshield? change the whole window or repair the circuit?

    Quote Originally Posted by hash4u View Post
    i think the best u can do now is try to claim warranty without telling them ur cleaning experiments

    or u can try fixing it urself.
    follow redull_ar DIY on defogger fixing

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    Life is short and very unpredictable just like a Quarter mile .....

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    The top most part of RWS contains the embded radio antenna and some of its lines are also not end to end as per the design of antenna. Similarly these lines also not take part in clearing the mist.

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    relax dear
    top 5 lines are embedded radio antenna
    they have their own pattern and are not part of defogger!
    happy defogging!
    sent from my HD2 without using the handset itself!!

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    shooo.... thank to Allah for saving my defogger and thank you very much guys for providing me the correct information... I promised myself that I will never touch them again ;-)

    By the way, happy ending....

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    do not worry, nothing happens to the defogger elements if you are doing the gentle cleaning with soft cloth & a cleaning detergent. - JUST Avoid scrubbing,

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    clean in sideways motion
    do not rub in up-down direction
    sent from my HD2 without using the handset itself!!

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    Thanks for your suggestions buddy... I will follow whenever I need to clean the rear windshield from inside..

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