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73 Javelin AMX rear defrost?

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    Posted: Feb/01/2011 at 8:16pm
Can someone tell me if this is the correct switch for the rear defrost for a 1973 Javelin AMX? Thanks Darren
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ramblinrev Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/01/2011 at 8:22pm
 '73 Javelins only came with  the 'blower type' rear defroster, in which case that is not the right switch.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72Javelin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/01/2011 at 10:14pm
@ramblinrev--you sure about that? I know the heated grid window was available in Javelin/AMX starting in 1970. I've got an original heated grid window from a 72 AMX that I intend to install in my 72 Javelin one of these days.

@AMX69Freak--that looks like the switch used in Hornet/Gremlin models.
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That looks like the heated grid switch. The ones that have the package shelf blower uses a rocker style switch/
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'73 and '74 Javelins used a blower motor to defog. 
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As other's have said, that's the toggle switch for the '71-'72 electrically heated rear window. Starting model year '73 and continuing through '74 had a Ford-Sourced blower motor located in the package tray. The control was a rocker switch to the left of the steering column.
 
It's humorous to me how AMC went through options. For two years Javelin's had the (IMO, BETTER) electric window while in '73 and '74 you got the blower motor. Does anybody know the real reason why or was the blower motor just cheaper?  However in '73 and '74, the Hornet's could still be had with an electric back window yet by '75 it was no longer available in the hatchback.
 
The Electric Overdrive on Pacers, Hornet and Gremlins also had a strange history of availability/non-availability from (what I've read) as a manufacturer's inability to provide AMC with enough units.
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I have a switch for the 73+ Javelins, the rocker type...The problem is the die cut hole in the lower dash panel for it to mount through...They were cast in the original ones, and I think it would be difficult to do neatly without a large supply of lower dash panels that your going to screw up trying to cut this oddly shaped hole.....Probably the reason they went to the blower was so it could be offered as a kit as well as factory installed.....Bob Reno in Alabama
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Here's some pics of the switch you're looking for Darren.   You could probably make a template of the hole with some tape, mark it and carefully cut it out for the switch.  Eddie
 

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Okay, I learned something. Didn't know about the grid window being dropped from the 73/74 option list. 
I've got BOTH types on hand, so I guess I could use either one. I have a 74 AMX parts car with the blower option plus the complete grid window setup for a 71/72. 

I do know for a fact that the blower type defogger is straight out of Ford's parts bin. It's the same one used in Mustangs/Cougars/Thunderbirds and other various Fords of the mid 70s. I saved a blower defogger from a T-bird, I think, and it was identical in every way to the Javelin blower unit I already had. However, I think the AMC blower switch was an AMC-unique piece.
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My plan is to take the heated glass out of the 72 I cut up and put it in my 73 Javelin AMX. I didn't realize that the heated glass was not an option on 73/74.  I also have a blower so I guess I will just put both in! LOL  At least it will be well optioned!!!  Thanks for the info guys!!!!
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