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rear window defrost.. affecting radio signal

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Pretty much the title exsplains it. Turn on my defroster cuz i forgot to scrape the rear windsheild this morning. So yea my radio reception goes to shit. And doesnt play anything but static fuzzz.. turn the defrost off and radio comes back. :( Cadillac gets a fail on that Note.


So my question which i forgot to ask. How do i ge ride of this problem?
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The defroster grid on the rear window is made of conductive paint. If one of the grid lines has been scratched, then the connection has been degraded or disconnected on that section. This causes the static in your radio. You can purchase conductive paint repair kit from GM or other places. After you find the scratch, put masking tape on both sides of the grid line and apply the conductive paint to complete the connection. I've fixed several rear window defrosters like this.
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