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Old 11-19-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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condensation on windshield

Now with colder weather, I've noticed major condensation on the inside of my windshield after my car would sit outside for 7-8 hours. It's mostly on front windshield, with some one the back and side windows.

I looked at other cars at my work parking and none of them have this problem.

Anyone can provide any insight? I am afraid that when it gets really cold, I'll have to scrape ice from inside

If I keep my car in the garage, no problems.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:50 AM   #2
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Indicates that you have a water leak somewhere. A window leaking or sunroof drain tube plugged could cause this. Look for damp areas inside the car.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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Hmm, I noticed this too. On the inside of the windshield and in the back window too. I also noticed that I get a slightly wet carpet near the doors when it rains heavily, and when I drive through a puddle (but nothing too deep, just a slightly larger puddle). Could be the window vapor barriers, because I know those window regulators were fixed, so it's possible they are torn... in my case.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:02 PM   #4
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yeah this happened to me, but it's because i accidentally held down the unlock button when fumbling with my umbrella on the way into work on day and came out to find my windows down at the end of a rain filled day...

I left the sunroof cracked on a sunny day and pulled the mats up on the seats to let the carpet dry and it helped a lot. no condensation this morning.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:55 PM   #5
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Interesting. I did leave sunroof open back in the summer and it rained a bit and my sunshade got a bit wet but that's about it. Sunshade is dry right now

I am gonna pull the floor mats out tonight and see if that helps
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:57 PM   #6
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Had a similar issue with mine. Turns out it was a plugged sunroof drain.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:24 PM   #7
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I used Rain-X anti-fog for interior windows...gone.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:58 PM   #8
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It's water as other have stated. In my wife's car, after she had some paint work on the rear quarter, she had the same problem. The bodyshop had taken of the rear light and did not put it back on properly. Water would get into the trunk through the light. Check the bottom of the spare tire. That where we found the water.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:32 PM   #9
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I used Rain-X anti-fog for interior windows...gone.
i put the rain x but it did CRAP. ill redo it
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:46 PM   #10
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Just for kicks, no harm intended, but it just wouldn't leave my head sooo..

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Old 11-23-2008, 02:35 AM   #11
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