Sounds like a bad connection/short. Was there a water leak in the area near by? Rear window heaters do fail, but usually just open. Lucky you got it out. Keep a 2 1/2lb fire extinguisher handy for the future. It's an excellent investment/underhood fires/seat fires/help at a wreck site.
Last edited by papa tiger; 12-29-2011 at 02:21 PM.