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Window Demisting?

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Every morning when I get into my car the windscreen is misted on the inside, what's the best way to stop this happening? Where should the settings be on the fan settings to avoid this? What exactly does recirculation switch do?

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+1 on that, check all carpets etc and spare wheel well for damp if it's very bad, mine had a leaky boot seal last winter and was a bugger for misting up.
Fixed with a bit of silicone and problem solved.
Also do you have the auto climate or the manual?
 
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Guys, I've checked all the seals everything seems intact, its no other window other than the windscreen. The climate control is the manual version???? Oh, carpets dry too............

Have you had a proper check of the boot? These tailgates are notorious for leaking, normally around the hinge area.
 

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Check the scuttle drain below the windscreen. If the drain is blocked there will be a build up of water which can get into the cabin if too bad.

You will need to remove the scuttle trim below the windscreen to check. The drain is a hole about an inch in diameter in the centre of the scuttle. Mine was blocked and the scuttle full of dirty water. I noticed condensation above the air vents on the windscreen for a while but ended up with very wet mats and carpets after recent heavy rain.

After clearing all the crap out and clearing the drain (and drying the mats and carpets) all is now OK.
 
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Check the scuttle drain below the windscreen. If the drain is blocked there will be a build up of water which can get into the cabin if too bad.

You will need to remove the scuttle trim below the windscreen to check. The drain is a hole about an inch in diameter in the centre of the scuttle. Mine was blocked and the scuttle full of dirty water. I noticed condensation above the air vents on the windscreen for a while but ended up with very wet mats and carpets after recent heavy rain.

After clearing all the crap out and clearing the drain (and drying the mats and carpets) all is now OK.
Some maintenance for next weekend :thumbs:
 

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replacing the pollen filters will clear it quickly, assuming you've currently got manky old ones.
the recirculation switch does what it says on the tin! recirculates air inside the car, rather than drawing it from outside.
 

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Check the scuttle drain below the windscreen. If the drain is blocked there will be a build up of water which can get into the cabin if too bad.

You will need to remove the scuttle trim below the windscreen to check. The drain is a hole about an inch in diameter in the centre of the scuttle. Mine was blocked and the scuttle full of dirty water. I noticed condensation above the air vents on the windscreen for a while but ended up with very wet mats and carpets after recent heavy rain.

After clearing all the crap out and clearing the drain (and drying the mats and carpets) all is now OK.
Nope, just done this it's clear!
 

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