rear window defogger? no power at window-continuity across window-power to fuse

jl1167
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Asked by jl1167 Feb 03, 2013 at 11:16 AM about the 2003 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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tenspeed
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There is a relay and time delay circuitry associated with rear window defrosters. Check the relay which might be near the fuse you checked.

jl1167
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I see no relays associatied with the r-w defroster. Just a 30 amp fuse and checks ok.Tested with a meter not by eye. Anything else you can think of?

DavidH25
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There is a relay, or solenoid, It draws too much amperage to run it through the switch

DavidH25
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jl1167
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I did find a relay in the under hood box that is clicking with the switch on and off, is there way I can jump from one pole to another to hot the window at that relay. I see no numbers for definition of circuits like I am use to with Bosch relays.

DavidH25
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Yeah, you can test it that way but don't drive around with it jumped you could fry the whole thing to the point of an electrical fire

jl1167
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My test didn't work but I think that relay has to be it. Too cold in the garage to work more 16 degrees. The inside fuse box does not show a relay for the r-w defogger. The only thing left is to buy the relay and see what happens. Thanks for the help.

tenspeed
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Honda might use the same type of relay in several circuits. You might be able to swap relays to see if it's your problem before buying another.

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