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Rear window defrost

Postby Vicarod [OP] » Aug 10 2014, 6:31pm

Does anyone know if my 2000 Silverado LS is wired for rear window defrost?
Already bought the a/c controls with the defrost button (for DL3 mod).
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Re: Rear window defrost

Postby esox07 » Aug 10 2014, 6:45pm

Probably the best thing to do is find out where the wires would be run for the rear window defrost and then check to see if your truck has them.
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Re: Rear window defrost

Postby Kerry 55 » Aug 10 2014, 7:57pm

I know on the NNBS if they are they run on drivers side under door sill plates I believe that the wire is Purple color ,at least it is on mine (2010 )Silverado CC. What I did on mine was push the deforst button and probe the wires until I found it with a test light .
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Re: Rear window defrost

Postby 1baddad » Aug 10 2014, 8:41pm

Does the back glass of your truck have the heating elements in it?
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Re: Rear window defrost

Postby Vicarod [OP] » Aug 10 2014, 10:35pm

Sadly, no.
I was at the pick-n-pull last week and saw a truck with rear defrost. After I left, I started thinking what it would take to add it...since I already bought the a/c control with the defrost button.
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Re: Rear window defrost

Postby Kerry 55 » Aug 10 2014, 11:11pm

There is a aftermarket company that claims that there's is hard to tell that it's NOT oem , they are called Frostfighters.com . I have had contact with them about there product and Will be purchasing there product in Sept. and installing before the crap starts here in Chicago in a few months . I will do a review on here when I do install . There site has some rather good products and info . I did find a rear tinted back glass on Craigslist out a 2012 with heating grid but I have NO IDEA on what would need to be done on installing so I did not purchase
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Re: Rear window defrost

Postby 1baddad » Aug 11 2014, 12:37am

^^^^ buy the glass and install it. The wires for your 2010 should be there. Look in the drivers side rear corner of the cab because sometimes you can see the plug hanging there.
Converting your rear non-heated window to a heated/defrost

@ vicarod. The back glass has to have the elements or it will not work.
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Re: Rear window defrost

Postby Vicarod [OP] » Aug 11 2014, 2:56am

So, you are saying that the NBS trucks don't have the wire harness installed like the NNBS trucks for the rear defrost?
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Re: Rear window defrost

Postby adam86107 » Aug 11 2014, 3:02am

He's saying that it doesn't matter if the harness is there or not. If your truck doesn't have heating elements in the rear window it's a moot point.
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Re: Rear window defrost

Postby Vicarod [OP] » Aug 11 2014, 3:06am

If the harness is there, I can add a factory window with elements from a bone yard for a "factory" style install. If not, I would have to go the aftermarket route.
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