Rear defrost burnt/discolored

  1. Notviper

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    Hi all,

    I noticed that the defrost on my back glass has recently become discolored. I'm not sure exactly how this happened since I've also never turned on the rear defrost.

    It seems like most others have experienced issues with the contact becoming disconnected, but my issue looks like it had overheated at some point. Could this be an electrical issue?

    Scheduled a visit to the dealer, but wanted to reach out to the community to see if anyone else has experienced this.

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    Looks like mine. I made a post too.

    Havent gotten it checked out though.
     
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    Mine looks identical..
     
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    Looks nice. :)
     
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    Hi Ben,
    Please keep us updated on your dealer visit. If additional assistance is needed, please feel free to send our team a PM.
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    Mine looks similar.
     
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    Thank you @JeepCares, I will update the thread with the results after I have it looked at by the dealer.
     
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    Mine looks the same and I've only used it once. Seems like it'll be a problem somewhere down the road...
     
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    That's normal....I think most "cars" have those edges under molding...just more noticeable on a jeep because it's not covered.
     
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    agreed. The metal is thin and alters color with heat and minor oxidation. Nothing that changes the function of it.
     
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    It’s either normal or everyone’s Jeep is messed up. A dealership would either tell you it’s normal, or break it.
     
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    Interesting, I guess that makes sense that it could be oxidation. I just haven't seen it on other cars, though I know the Wrangler isn't a typical car. And that's why I love the Wrangler too.

    If it is normal, the dealer visit won't be a waste since I'm also bringing it in for the passenger seat creaking sound.
     
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    Have you used an ammonia based cleaner on the inside of the window (Windex)?
     
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    Nope, never used any ammonia-based cleaners. I’ve been using an automotive glass cleaner on the windows.
     
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    Mine looks the same.

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