Introduced in 1966 by Volvo, the rear-window defogger allows you to see out the rear window of the vehicle in cold weather, and melts snow and ice. Increasingly popular, it’s now available for most cars, minivans and SUVs. You can identify and repair most problems with the rear-window defogger in a VW Beetle in less than 1/2 hour.
Tools Used: Tools, Defogger repair kit, Voltmeter
Service a Rear-Window Defogger
Check for the fuse that controls the defogger, found in the fuse box below the steering wheel, in slot S226. Remove the defogger fuse, and hold it up to the light to check if the plate inside is broken or blown.