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    Jan 2012

    Repair rear screen element - possible?

    This winter I noticed that the top two horizontal elements of the rear window demister didn't seem to be working.
    Then, a few weeks ago, driving to work the low sun was just at the right angle to highlight that the element appears to have a section missing that look suspiciously shaped like a dealer sticker. On closer inspection it looks like the previous owner has whipped off the dealers sticker and taken a layer of the element off with it.

    Can this be repaired or will I need a new rear screen?
    (57) A3 2.0 TDI 140 S-Line

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    5th Gear

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Yup, could do it years ago!

    Conductive Pen : PCB Pens : Maplin Electronics

    Oops, just remembered, the ends you are joining have to be electrically clean, so the current will pass to the new paint. Should be full instructions with the pen.

    And a how to,,,,,

    How to Repair Your Defroster Grids - Popular Mechanics
    Last edited by fangio; 7th April 2012 at 18:59.

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    1st Gear

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Milton Keynes
    yes I have the same issue,

    this might help. How to Repair a Rear Defroster : Applying Defroster Repair Compound - YouTube

    hope this helps and let us know if it works.

    2.0 T Avant quattro s-line.2005



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