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    Morning all

    When I get in the car in the morning at the moment, usually the screen is a little bit misted over but not too bad, however when I start the engine and turn the blower on it then mists right over!

    I have checked the pollen filter, which while being dirty is not wet, the drain is clear and I'm not losing coolant so I doubt the matrix is leaking. There is no water on the carpets or seats, the window seals look like they are OK and I've not been using the air conditioning.

    Any ideas on what on earth is causing it?

    Cheers guys

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    Condensation or the matrix is sweating I think your matrix is on its way out mr……
    Last edited by hippo; 15th November 2012 at 11:07.

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    Hard to get to the heater matrix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer View Post
    I've not been using the air conditioning.
    Then you should. In conjunction with the heater it makes for an excellent demister.

    AC is for all year round use, not just for hot days.

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    Totally agree with you, Dave, and I often do. However when it gets too cold for the a/c to run I will be doubly stuffed with this issue!

    Double checked all of the carpets for sign of water earlier and couldn't find any. Are there any hidden drain holes which may be blocked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer View Post
    Totally agree with you, Dave, and I often do. However when it gets too cold for the a/c to run I will be doubly stuffed with this issue!
    The dehumidifier part of the AC will still work in cold weather.

    I run my AC (ok, climate control) all year round and the only time I suffer misted windows is if I sit in the car for any length of time with the engine switched off. As soon as I start it up and put the blower on it clears within a minute or two.

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    The A/C is disabled at a certain point according to Vauxhall... and I'm pretty sure my car does disable it at around 2c, as turning it on makes no difference. But yes it is an excellent demister and does work a treat while I can still use it, I'm just thinking ahead to the real cold dark winters, and the possibility of water getting in somewhere.

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    have a sneak peak behinde the door panels, make sure the vapour barrier is still attached and in one peace.

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