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Steamy windows.......

Dear all,
I posted this on gtvv6 forum but wondered if anyone here had any clues....
I've had my GTV TS for a month or so. It's brilliant obviously!
BUT - the aircon works very well, makes it extremely chilly inside the car.
However, as soon as I turn it off, the vents chuck out a load of damp, smelly air and all the windows steam up. I then have to drive around with the windows down and the heater on full until it seems to have dried out and then all is fine until I use the aircon again!
I had a similar thing on my last car (a Fiat Brava ELX) but it was nothing like as extreme as this
Could there be a drainage tube blocked? It's as if the air con is dumping all the moisture it removes from the air into the "normal" ventilation, and when I switch the aircon off, I get all the dampness blasted into the car!
Any thoughts?????
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Re: Steamy windows.......

As far as I'm aware this is a situation you get with aircon but in any case there should be no reason to turn it off. Anyway, its not a good idea to run with it off for any duration I've heard.
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Re: Steamy windows.......

Might be due to lack of air-con maintenance.

Every few weeks run the air-con on full blast cold for ten mins, then full blast hot for ten mins. This should keep the pipes clean, odour free and, dry.
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Re: Steamy windows.......

My only thoughts on this result from some poking-around I was doing in my 145.
The 145/146 seem to steam up quite frequently, and last year in France, I had a very bad case of steaming up when driving in mild rain... Nothing would clear it up.

I found that the air intake flap under the windscreen is controlled by a motor, and can seize up. See this: ("Play Misty for Me" in a 146ti)
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