WTF! Rain = Cant See......

Dani_B19

Audi-sports own special child.
Driving home in the rain, all of a sudden the car just steams up, couldnt see f*** all, blowers were on full, tried cold, tried hot, would it f*** clear the windows, had to slap the AC, cleared the windows, turned it off and straight away they were steamed up again.

Now surely there must be something wrong! I cant drive round with the AC on all the time just because of the rain. The strange thing is it's never done it before, had it all through winter etc last year and it was fine.

Ive remember reading about people using lynx on their windows, surely that cant be right! Would the rainx stuff be any good that offers to keep the windows clear?

Any help.
 

<tuffty/>

Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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I never turn my AC off mate... no drama :)

<tuffty/>
 

DenCar

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Unless water is getting into the car, moisture from a leak would cause that problem

Have to agree, I had this problem some years back in a Ford, it had a leak into the cabin.
 

Dani_B19

Audi-sports own special child.
Cant see or find any leaks!
 

<tuffty/>

Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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You serious?

Yep... not called climate control for nowt... on all the time mate... other than the dyno or occasionally the lights ;P

What can I say, I am a comfort whore....

<tuffty/>
 

s3 Hoggy

Whats going on???
I left a wet cloth in my boot the other day now as soon as it rains windows steam up! have you left anything damp in the boot mate?
 

krisS3

Registered User
When did You replace your pollen filter?
AFAIK if it is dirty that might cause problems with steam on Your windows.
I would try this first.
 

Dani_B19

Audi-sports own special child.
When did You replace your pollen filter?
AFAIK if it is dirty that might cause problems with steam on Your windows.
I would try this first.

About 18 month ago.
 

Dani_B19

Audi-sports own special child.
I left a wet cloth in my boot the other day now as soon as it rains windows steam up! have you left anything damp in the boot mate?

Only me when i walked from the office to car, haha.
 

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
i have to use the front blower occasionally but other than that...dont use the aircon at all unless we have hot days for which i prefer the window down unles its spanking hot...

oh and i switch it on to circulate now and again
 

Dani_B19

Audi-sports own special child.
i have to use the front blower occasionally but other than that...dont use the aircon at all unless we have hot days for which i prefer the window down unles its spanking hot...

oh and i switch it on to circulate now and again

Not helpfull at all tim, lmao.
 

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
i know mate, at least im not parading outside ya house in the wet showing you how much i can see in the wet :)
 

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
oh and get ya **** to audis in the park on the 8th :) only 90 miles from you ;)
 

Dani_B19

Audi-sports own special child.
Haha you are a d**k sometimes.

Have you seen the front end of my car recently? lol. Whats on after that? Hopefully the car will have had a full respray by the end of august, i hope that is.
 

5teve L

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Sometimes if the rain is really cold the windows will steam if the car is hotter inside...or you have a leak/wet cloth in there..
 

s3dave

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turn the recurculation off and let fresh air come in, 99% sure it is that.....:icon_thumright:
 

<tuffty/>

Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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oh and get ya **** to audis in the park on the 8th :) only 90 miles from you ;)

Haha you are a d**k sometimes.

Have you seen the front end of my car recently? lol. Whats on after that? Hopefully the car will have had a full respray by the end of august, i hope that is.

Do it!!!

I'll be there :D

...and so will Tim now ;P

<tuffty/>
 

Dani_B19

Audi-sports own special child.
turn the recurculation off and let fresh air come in, 99% sure it is that.....:icon_thumright:

On the pre-facelift models its always off dave, you have to turn it on.
 

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
forgot yours was a pre :p

hehe!!!

doood dont worry about the front, there will be plenty of bashed up ones, have you seen the pics from last year? an A4 with two different coloured dooors down one side :)
 

Dani_B19

Audi-sports own special child.
Lmfao, you taking the p*ss?
 

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
nope get ya *** onto the events section for last years photos :)
 

jojo

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Both my S3 and Passat with CC does this, and I'm pretty sure there's no leaks into the cabin. It's when you have used AC to take the moisture out the air, and you flick it off, then the windows steam up, condensation builds up on your windows, as there's moisture in the air when the A/C is switched off. Simples. Keep it on mate.
 

The Doctor

Registered User
Agree. If your jacket was wet it will also make it mist up really fast.
 

Dani_B19

Audi-sports own special child.
Sod that, theres only 1 garage nearer me now that sells v power (used to be 2, but some t*wt decided to knock it down to build a school, how selfish :blink:) anyway, v power = my precious haha.
 

NHN

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Talking of Lynx & Jojo, hows the dogging going Joey?
 
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