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#1 james_60

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:48 PM

Hi Dudes and Dudettes

Im having a moan again :-(

I know it has been damp with the wet weather of late but:-

The windows in my new focus keep steaming up even though the fan is on and pointing at the windscreen.

I have to turn the air con on and heated screen to clear it.

Could it be an indication that the pollen filters are wet

or could there be water inside the car somewhere.

This damp car isnt doing my cystic fibrosis any good :-(

All tips and help greatfully received

Jamie

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#2 artscot79

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:55 PM

all the courtesy cars i had were exactly the same that much condensation suggests water is getting in the cars omewhere take it back to the dealer and explain it to them

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:59 PM

Feel the carpets to see if they are wet, check the boot area and spare wheel cavity for water, and this time of the year when it is wet always keep the air-con on.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:10 PM

will keeping the air con dry the car out.

Should i park the car on the drive with the engine running and air con on recirculate and lock the car with the spare key

I have only had it for a week

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:11 PM

I wou

will keeping the air con dry the car out.

Should i park the car on the drive with the engine running and air con on recirculate and lock the car with the spare key

I have only had it for a week

Jamie


I wouldn't, just check for water in the car and always have the air-con on when you are using it, if in doubt, take it back to the dealer and let him sort it out. It's new it shouldn't be your problem.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:53 PM

dont rub the aircon in recirculate this could be youre problem the aircon should only be in recirc mode when the interior is very hot and only till the cabin has cooled slightly in wet weather it has to be fresh air switch recirc off and youll likely not have any issues

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:07 PM

ok cool i wont leave it on recirculate.

I will check the car over properly when this darn rain stops long enough for me to not end up like a drowned rat lol

I probably breath too heavy :-)

Thanx for all of ure tips :-)

Jamie

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:54 AM

Get a set of these to improve the air flow in your car.
They allow the car to ventilate better and allow condensation out on warm/wet days.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27bfa22b27

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:53 AM

Have Mk3, no problems whatsoever with misting up. I only use air con on re-circ when following something chucking out fumes. Always use it on fresh air setting for a start.

When you park up, check under car to see if there is a pool of water from the air con drain. Father had blocked drain on his Seat Ibiza which caused the condensate to back up and cause exactly the problem you are seeing. My monies on a similar problem.

Keep us updated.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:35 AM

i wouldnt worry its likely down to using the recirculate especially when its been raining the climair deflectors are good though i use the heko ones

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:03 PM

Depends what I get up to in mine whether it steams up or not ;)

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:32 PM

Depends what I get up to in mine whether it steams up or not ;)

Rude! :huh:

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:32 PM

well leave the kleenex and mens mags at home then lok

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:34 PM

Rude! :huh:


I hope you have security glass. :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:37 PM

Hi Jamie, this very rainy weather I was finding my mk3 screen was constantly steaming up, I have rubber mats, mine and passengers wet shoes was causing puddles on the mats.

I didn't use the aircon instead I used the hot air blower set it to screen and feet on hot this seemed to eventually sorted it. I do travel to and from work every day an hour each way so the heat did eventually dry it out.



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