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Old Mar 2nd, 12, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Rear Window Defog Wiring 71 Camaro

I'm restoring a 71 with the rear window defog option. The original switch had apparently failed sometime back and someone attempted to hack in a standard 2p2s toggle switch with an indicator light. My guess is that didn't work so they hacked out the wiring. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for this option? The diagram i purchased as a suppliment to the assembly manual shows no options. I purchased the new replacement switch and it has 3 round pins on the backside...help! Thanks
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Old Mar 2nd, 12, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Rear Window Defog Wiring 71 Camaro

3 position Sx - Off, Low and High - 3 Connectors - 12v Power Source - Low-Spd and Hi-Spd. The Low-Spd run through a Ballast Resistor (Dodge Ignition Resistor will do). Circuit is complete when grounded at the Rear Defrost Fan Motor.
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Old Mar 2nd, 12, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Re: Rear Window Defog Wiring 71 Camaro

My defogger system is the embedded resistance heater wire in the window. I found the lead from the window to the IP area with a bare end and a fused red accessory wire with no end. I'm trying to piece together the rest of the puzzle.
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Old Mar 2nd, 12, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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embedded resistance heater wire in the window
**** not till after 74.
No Embedded Rear Window Defogger rear Window Screen exists between 70 an 73.

After that who gives a Sh*T
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Old Mar 3rd, 12, 07:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Re: Rear Window Defog Wiring 71 Camaro

Must have been a sought after enhancement in Fargo South Dakota. I have a latching countdown timer and a relay...think I'll make her functional. Thanks for the info
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Old Mar 3rd, 12, 04:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My defogger system is the embedded resistance heater wire in the window
No such thing in my opinion. Maybe a 70/74 rear window aftermarket.
And if anyone has a 70 Rear Defog Trough Motor to Rear Deck Plastic Housing & Bezel, I am interested it purchasing it. I believe the 69/70 Cadillac and Tornado items are the same for the 70 Camaro Rear Defogger Interface.
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