2008 Peugeot 308 1.6 SW Diesel
308 SW heated rear screen not working

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John English
Driver
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Problem added: Oct 28, 2020 (1 month ago)
Recently purchased a 2008 308 SW 1.6 diesel but the heated rear window isn't working.
The power light comes on when pushed, checked fuse and the wing mirrors heat up so there is power. Has anyone come across this and know what to do?

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Car: Peugeot 308
Variant: 1.6 SW Diesel
Model Year: 2008
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whittingehame
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15,967 points

Oct 28, 2020 (1 month ago)
Check for power at rear screen and earthing .Check no breaks .
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John English
Driver
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Oct 28, 2020 (1 month ago)
Thank you for your helpful information ,would you know how to check the earth,I know I will need a meter to test the power to the screen,do you think a relay could have broken?Thanks John
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whittingehame
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Oct 28, 2020 (1 month ago)
I would check the wiring at top of tailgate in rubber sheath for any breaks or damage . You would think any relay would be o.k if switch lighting up and mirrors heat up .
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John English
Driver
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Oct 28, 2020 (1 month ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
I would check the wiring at top of tailgate in rubber sheath for any breaks or damage . You would think any relay would be o.k if switch lighting up and mirrors heat up .
Thanks so much for your help, will try that.
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John English
Driver
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Oct 29, 2020 (1 month ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
Check for power at rear screen and earthing .Check no breaks .
Hi, thanks for your help again. Having tried a meter there does not seem to be any power to the rear screen, but unable to locate earth connection. Do you have any further ideas please? Even the Haynes manual does not refer to the heated rear screen.
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whittingehame
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15,967 points

Oct 29, 2020 (1 month ago)
Checked the wiring ? Also when you are checking the rear screen demist - defrost can only operate when the engine is running.
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