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Rear Defrost Window Tabs

Old  February 21st, 2008, 11:57 PM
Rear Defrost Window Tabs

Does anyone know how the rear window defrost tabs are held onto the window on the '07 Tahoe? I was driving down the road today and something kept dangling in my rear view mirror. Come to find rear window defrost post that the squiggly thing hooks onto has detached from the window. Is this something I can repair myself with a special type of sauter metal or should I let my dealer fix it?

Old  February 22nd, 2008, 8:49 AM
  • CF Senior Member
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RE: Rear Defrost Window Tabs

Give it to the dealer!!!!

Old  February 22nd, 2008, 10:11 AM
RE: Rear Defrost Window Tabs

Mine did the same thing on an '07 and the dealer said that the rear window must be replaced.

Old  February 22nd, 2008, 1:28 PM
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RE: Rear Defrost Window Tabs

Permatex makes a special adhesive for repairing this. You can find it at Most auto parts places.



Old  February 22nd, 2008, 3:03 PM
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RE: Rear Defrost Window Tabs

Go tot he dealer and get the new window. After the warranty is out start repairing out of your own pocket. If your repair goes south the dealer may balk at warranty work.

Old  February 23rd, 2008, 12:04 AM
RE: Rear Defrost Window Tabs

thanks for the responses...I think I will try the Permatex stuff. Seems easy enough. Probably easier than going to the stealership and having to explain how this wasn't my I should have some left over to use when the other side falls off!!! Thanks again

Old  February 23rd, 2008, 12:54 AM
RE: Rear Defrost Window Tabs

Just had mine done at the dealer, they re-solderedit back on and it has held so far. If that doesn't work they have to replace the back window..

Old  February 23rd, 2008, 3:28 PM
RE: Rear Defrost Window Tabs

the best thing to use is silver solder u can get at electronics store (source) it's a high heat solder do not uselead or tinsolder it will not hold clean the tab and window with 500 grit sandpaper and alcohol. this is what gm recommends.

Old  February 24th, 2008, 1:45 AM
RE: Rear Defrost Window Tabs

ok..thanks you think this might hold longer than the Permatex stuff? Sounds like I'm not the only one this has happened to.

Old  February 24th, 2008, 5:22 PM
RE: Rear Defrost Window Tabs

yes i usedPermatex kits and u can only use it oncesilver is much better.

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