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    Default Frost Inside Car but NOT Outside .

    It's been snowy in the North East like a lot of the rest of the U.K.

    So it's cold ....... L.O.L.

    But this morning the out side of the car was frost FREE .

    But the INSIDE windows were covered in frost and i had to scrape the windows inside ......... L.O.L.

    It's not like the car has been standing for days , i last used it at 6 P.M. last night and had the hot heaters on and then used it at 9 A.M. today .

    See Pictures . ( that frost is from scraping the windows )
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    You have probably got damp carpets due to all the snow thawing off your feet... run the aircon with the heater turned to warm, it should help dry the inside of the car out.

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    It's a renault, even in the cold it surrenders lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh.dti View Post
    You have probably got damp carpets due to all the snow thawing off your feet... run the aircon with the heater turned to warm, it should help dry the inside of the car out.
    So does that mean the inside is colder than the outside after the car cools down ?

    Or maybe the early morning rise of temperature thaws the outside leaving the inside unthawed ?

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    No... but if theres no damp in the outside air due to the cold then theres no frost on the outside of the screen, the condensation on the inside has simply frozen through the night.
    I had no frost on my windscreen & it was -6 when i started my car this morning

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    maybe yo've had the heater on recirculate as that would do it

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    Will be the condensation off people's breath--and as you know that where we live its always colder than everywhere else in the uk lol Got in car this morning and its garaged and it showed -4 on the outside temp---- --Dave

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    So if i have this correct ......

    Eventually the car inside will be as cold as outside

    and if the water / snow isn't on the outside , there's nowt to freeze ,

    then the internal rising condensation from snow / rain on feet or breath will freeze inside .
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    I would get some Head and Shoulders, that looks like a bad case of dandruff......

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    Basically there was more moisture in the air in your car when it froze up that in the air outside you car.

    Warm air holds much more moisture than cold air, if you had the heater on last night and there was dampness in the car that the warm air had picked up (or dried out) then the moisture will still be in the circulating air in the car giving you a high realtive humidity - that will explain the moisture inside the car.

    It was -2c last night around my way but there was no ice on the outside of the car because there was low relative humidity outside meaning there wasn't enough moisture in the air outside to freeze on the car.

    The moisture in the air in your car would have slowly condensed on the glass as the temperature lowered (as cold air cannot hold as much moisture as warm air) and then it woul have frozen.

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