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adding rear defroster?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoTuesday1, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:13 PM
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    TacoTuesday1

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    As far as I know, 2nd gen Tacoma's did not come with a rear window defroster.
    Toyota has a reputation for being 10 years behind everyone else in technology,
    and charging lots of money for new vehicles whose most advanced "feature" is a seatbelt.

    I was disappointed to learn my much newer Tacoma did not have a defroster,
    in winter snow, when I could not see

    compared to my 90's VW, that had one

    anyway...

    Has anybody remedied this situation on their Taco by adding say, an aftermarket kit?
    I am hoping it's as simple as slapping on/gluing on some defroster lines cut to shape, on a clear rear window. Maybe on the side ones that are stationary,
    versus a sliding center that may stress a defroster electrical wire by moving/sliding

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  2. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:25 PM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    I am going to install one of those kits on my topper. Real straight forward. That company is also CO based ( out of Wheatridge area) just FYI.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:39 PM
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    I looked at the Clear View defrosters and it seems pretty simple from their instruction on the web site.
    https://frostfighter.com/pickup-truck-rear-window-defrosters.htm

    A little pricey for my blood, but it doesn't snow and ice much here in coastal SC.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2020 at 12:53 AM
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    6 gearT444E

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    I used one of their switches for heated mirrors. Very nice product I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase a full window defroster kit.
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  6. Sep 17, 2020 at 1:20 AM
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    tomwil

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  7. Sep 17, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    Jimmyh

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    Well you could get a solid window installed along with the defroster...

    You know like accidents do happen and the rear window could be taken out by an errant baseball or something........

    :rolleyes:


    J/K
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2020
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