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Anyone had luck repairing heated rear window?

One of the elements is dead, found the break using a 12v light probe, very small gap in the element.

Reading the reviews of the conductive paint products on Amazon do not inspire me.

Any other solution, other than a replacement glass?

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did it once on an 1992 vw jetta. 10 minutes of masking the line and adding a little paint fixed it right up. Oh and the one i used was a generic product from a hardware store.
If your only option is replacing the window, trying to fix it wont hurt
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I've used the silver conductive paint with success. Works best where the wire has been cut by something rubbing on it rather that a window with wires that have corroded.
(the corrosion is common enough in cars that have long term leaks - they fog up and the long term dampness gets to the wires)
I suggest using steel wool to make conductive pads on the tester probes otherwise there is a risk of slipping and making more breaks.
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Another vote here for the silver conductive paint, I bought some for PCB track repairs and with careful prep (acetone wash) then masking, it works fine. I left the tape only until the paint had started to "set".
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I've fixed a broken line with the conductive paint. Maplins do some for about a tenner. Don't be shocked at the small size of the bottle you get, there's plenty to do the job and some. Give it a good shake to mix the solvent with the conductive material, apply in a thin coat several layers, leaving plenty of time to cure between layers. Best do it over several days and all is well....

I think the negative comments, you'll find, are people putting on one thin layer and expecting miracles to cope with a 30a current!
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