Rear Window Defogger

The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window.

turn the rear (Rear Window Defogger): Press to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light below the button comes on to show that the rear window defogger is on. Be sure to clear as much snow from the rear window as possible.

The rear window defogger only works when the ignition is in ON/RUN. The rear window defogger stays on for about 20 minutes after the button is pressed if traveling at slow speeds. At higher vehicle speeds, the rear defogger may stay on continuously. If turned on again, the defogger only runs for about 10 minutes before turning off. The defogger can be turned off by pressing the button again, by turning the ignition to ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN, or by turning off the engine.

If the vehicle has heated outside rearview mirrors, the mirrors heat to help clear fog or frost from the surface of the mirror when the rear window defogger is on. See Outside Heated Mirrors for more information.

Notice: Do not use anything sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license, tape, a decal or anything similar to the defogger grid.

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