My rear defroster is not working. It may or may not be related to a terrible experience I had when I had a Body Shop replace the driver's side door after an accident. That experience cause me to lose the ability to control my side mirrors and apparently the trunk light. I'm never going back there again, even if that means I won't have a rear defroster.
I have a Metra aftermarket kit, that worked at one time. It doesn't seem to be working now. I don't hear the familiar click under the dash when I hit the button. I don't know how to test the switch.
How can I troubleshoot this thing? The wiring from the rear glass contacts to Fuse #12 seems to work just fine. I popped that fuse when I put a load on it, by mistake, when testing it. The other fuses, #7 and #9 look good too, however I don't know how to check that big Fuse #9.
Can I just run new wires from the fuse box to my switch? Are there other parts that the wires run through? Could it be that the timer is failed?
Thank you for any help. I have access to a multimeter, and as you can see, I'm not quite good with it yet, as I blew my 10a fuse playing around with it.
Any help would be appreciated!