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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by rOb_A, Oct 10, 2011.

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    not posted for a bit so here goes... but before you reply no cheeky responses ( as i know i would) :nunu:

    noticed my windows are steaming up, where i have put the screen clear on quite a lot. any ideas why this happening and how to stop it???
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    is any of the carpets damp?
    does the air smell of coolant?
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    nope carpets are fine, no coolant odours. its seems to happening on damp/wet days. its a proper pain. any other ideas??
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    water leak or coolant ingress.
    Only ideas I got.
    Its trying to find it.

    I use to get this issue in the back of my Avant.
    I had 2 rubber gromits missing from the boot area.
    I replaced theses put in some of them bags you get with IT kit to help stop the moisture and it helped.
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    thanks Scott, will have a good look around the car over the weekend to see if anything is missing
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    you may need to find a local holiday inn or a cheap B&B to stop this problem if you are making use of the extra doors on the sportback
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    Sportback?
    You mean the A3 Avant?

    :)
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    Try changing the pollen filter.......it usually helps a very lot ! are you noticing a smell which lasts for a second or 2 just as you start the blowers?
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    my A3 avant was serviced only 2k ago, so would have thought the pollen filter was changed then, but will check it out.

    holiday inn??? i'm more a hilton man myself :p
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    ooooh classy :cool:
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    maybe take your car to a polish man and get him to wash it inside and out... do the windows... usually a £10 job... seemed to work on my A3 Avant :)
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    Fit double glazing, works for me :)
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    Shouldn't happen if you have the climate control on, mines on all the time and my car never steams up as the AC takes the moisture out of the air.
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    Oooohhh mine steam up at the weekends!!! lol!

    seriously, maybe the inside of the glass needs a good clean.
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    Had the same problem, and like Aiden has said it was because my air-con was knackered.
    If the air-con is working properly and not in Econ mode you shouldn't get steamy windows.
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    will get the ac on, need to check out the pollen filter, are hard to fit?
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