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Rear side window defrost

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by jake1530, Oct 22, 2022.

  1. Oct 22, 2022 at 7:16 AM
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    Hi folks, I could use a little info. The two rear side windows have the lines in them. It’s getting colder here in Massachusetts. I’ve used the rear defrost button, the mirrors clean up first then the rear window. I haven’t yet noticed the side rear windows clearing up. Are they the last to clear up?

    I just came from a 2015 Toyota Tacoma with no heated side mirrors, I’m excited to not have to spray them in the morning with alcohol and water
     
  2. Oct 22, 2022 at 7:37 AM
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    hvac guy

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    The lines in the side windows are antenna's for the FM & AM radio stations I believe
     
  3. Oct 22, 2022 at 8:27 AM
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  4. Oct 22, 2022 at 11:16 AM
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    OK, Good to know for my first winter in Idaho with my 2022 ORP. Thanks for asking this question.
     
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  5. Oct 22, 2022 at 11:53 AM
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    Thank you so much for your time. I never would have figured that out on my own. Heated mirrors AND rear window defrost. I’m livin large now
     
  6. Oct 22, 2022 at 2:21 PM
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    4runGirl88

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    I wasn't sure what those lines were for either. Asked the same question not too long ago. This forum is awesome with oodles of knowledge!
     
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    Learn something new everyday.
     
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    Ha!! I had no idea either!
     
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    Yep and don’t forget the lines under the wiper blades to keep that ice and snow melted.


    I thought those side windows were defrost also. That funny learn something new each day
     
  10. Feb 10, 2024 at 9:01 AM
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    Okay, I too wondered why the side windows in the rear weren’t defrosting . After reading the threads they are the antenna. Funny as I looked in the manual and it said mirrors and rear window defroster. Thank yiu to everyone!
     
  11. Feb 10, 2024 at 10:13 AM
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    I do have a favor to ask. Can you please go look inside at you read side windows and see if the antennas are differs colors for me. Thanks,Dan
     
  12. Feb 10, 2024 at 10:50 AM
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    Look to be the same color.
     
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    I thought I was responding to a thread I posted a few months ago. My 4Runner was hit and ran at the start of the summer in the driver's rear and the side glass was busted out. The replacement is a different color. I have silver lines in one side and orange on the other...when looking from the inside. The outside looks the same. Thanks for.looking,Dan
     

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