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2002 Rear window defroster connection

Discussion in '2002 - 2005 Ford Thunderbird' started by CoachCornell, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Hello All,
    I have a question.
    I installed the Hardtop on my 02.
    I see a button for a rear window defroster.
    But do not see a wire connection.
    Am missing the connection?
    Or do the guide/alignment pins actvas the electrical connection?
    Please advise
    Thank you
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  2. Red Tail

    Red Tail Active Member Lifetime Donor

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  3. The wire connector on mine broke and it is impossible to find a new one. Ford stopped making the connector wire. I gave up looking for one. I have no defogger with top on
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  5. captrick

    captrick Well-Known Member Lifetime Donor

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  6. captrick

    captrick Well-Known Member Lifetime Donor

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  7. I was thinking that but couldn't confirm it.
  8. Ok
    I was thinking it was contact through the guide pins. But I couldn't confirm it.
    I'll check the fuse and check for power.

    Thank you, everyone for the help
  9. I looked in the owners manual and do not see a listing for fuse for the rear window defroster. I checked all the fuses (3 fuse boxes) and only found 1 blown fuse.
    (Pad switch) ( I didn't notice anythin that it controlled)

    This car sat in my fathers garage for over a year. And the hard top hs been off since 2015.
    So I'm hoping as I drive it more, things will start working.
    IE) the mirrors, and some steering wheel controls aren't working. (the radio and the cruise)
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  11. Mine doesn't work either.
    I checked all the fuses and that is as far as I got.
    To busy with the holidays.
    I'll get back to it after.

    I did find out the contacts for the "power"
    Comes through the twist lock pins. So next I'll check the seitch and then check for power at the pins
  12. Oh too bad to hear about those issues on defroster. We will be working on a Thunderbird right after we finished installing the new tires and fox racing shox on the current Land Rover project. The owner of TB wants to have the defroster checked, not much cold problem here in GA but better to have it fixed.
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  13. TDC

    TDC Member VIP Donor

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  14. captrick

    captrick Well-Known Member Lifetime Donor

    Last edited: Dec 21, 2017
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  15. I cannot locate a new cable since they are no longer made. Ford has no clue.
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  16. Poor system.....Ford no longer makes the part
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