Originally Posted by alan93
I would sure try every possible remedy under $20 before i did that.
I wonder if it depends on how long it has been left out in 90 degree plus days or raised and lowered.
I just realized (after having car for 2.5 years) why my defogger quit working.
I noticed one wire off on the side. No doubt from bending twisting from upping and downing.
2002(2003 inservice) here.
Trust me, the last thing I wanted to do was to spend $1400 after I just bought the car in December. ( I had spent another grand then to get all season high performance tires put on) Unfortunately my glueing attempts didn't work.
They told me at the convertible top shop how dangerous a loose window could be. They claimed it was possible to cruise along at 65mph and the window could just pop out. Well I didn't quite buy that but decided to go ahead with a new top anyway since I want to drive it in winter.
On my way over there to drop off the car I was on the highway when I heard a ripping noise and I thought "oh crap! here goes the window..." But I couldn't tell where it had ripped. Anyway I was glad at this point to replace the top instead of taking any chances of more damage.
As for the rear defogger problem, I used to have a Sebring Conv. where the contacts for the defogger kept falling off the glass. They tried gluing about 4 different times and nothing worked. I suppose if i hadn't put the top down anymore it would've stayed on,lol. Since the car was still under warranty then, they decided to replace the entire top to make it easier to install rather than just the rear window. ( American tops are 2 piece with the window piece separate from the rest)
you might be able to just splice a piece of wire in there if the contacts are still attached to the glass.