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Yes, I know (here in the South UK) we’ve finally seen our first flurry of snow, but this is something that I’ve encountered on a few occasions now in cold weather in the mornings, even with pre-conditioning..

Admittedly it’s only at the top of the inside of the windscreen, but the last car I had that this happened on was on a MkIII Escort in back in the 90’s..!

It’s certainly not been a thing on any of my previous Audi/BMW’s - and the temptation is to wipe it off as it takes ages (well seems like it at 07:30) which results in a smeared inside screen..

I assume this could be a result of thinner or less insulated glass than most manufacturers are using?

It’s not a great feature tbh.. 🥶❄
 

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It's iced when you it's cold ... or still iced when you have heated the car up?

The former down to moistier in the car ... the later something is really wrong.

I think you are the first with this!
 

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Air-con always left on @ auto - 21 deg.

there is about a 2" clear thin film of ice at the top of the screen when cold overnight.

Also, the car windows do seem to mist up (inc teh side rear windows) v easily - almost as though I've left damp top or similar in the car (which I havent..!)
 

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Air-con always left on @ auto - 21 deg.

there is about a 2" clear thin film of ice at the top of the screen when cold overnight.

Also, the car windows do seem to mist up (inc teh side rear windows) v easily - almost as though I've left damp top or similar in the car (which I havent..!)
So just to be 100% clear ... we understand you have Auto 21deg set ... but is the AC Button orange (i.e. ON) on the Climate screen?

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Because you should not be getting moisture in the car to that degree ... I was going to say it might be letting water in, but then you mentioned it mists up easily ... that indicates either the AC is OFF or not working correctly ... or your fan speed is really low (but if on Auto then shouldn't mater).

My car has never had any misting issues at all.
 
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So just to be 100% clear ... we understand you have Auto 21deg set ... but is the AC Button orange (i.e. ON) on the Climate screen?

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Because you should not be getting moisture in the car to that degree ... I was going to say it might be letting water in, but then you mentioned it mists up easily ... that indicates either the AC is OFF or not working correctly ... or your fan speed is really low (but if on Auto then shouldn't mater).

My car has never had any misting issues at all.
I was just about to reply 100% yes, a/c On, (which I'm sure it is), but now I'm doudting myself as I cant recall seeing that symbol - where is that on teh display please (not near car atm..)
 

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I was just about to reply 100% yes, a/c On, (which I'm sure it is), but now I'm doudting myself as I cant recall seeing that symbol - where is that on teh display please (not near car atm..)
Go to the CLIMATE display.

Make sure AUTO is ORANGE (also note: One quick tap, do not hold down AUTO or it defaults to 22deg and pre-set fan speeds, etc..)

AC should be on the LEFT of the screen, along with front/rear demist/defrost icons.
 

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I'm be concerned that your car is excessively damp for some reason. There could be water ingress somewhere.
I thought that too until he said it mists up easily. If the car is damp but the HVAC is all working fine, then you wouldn't mist up easily.

I suspect either AC is OFF or not working so it never dry's the air - however could be wrong, and it might be just some water ingress getting in each night. Have a feel around the carpets and seats.
 
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I thought that too until he said it mists up easily. If the car is damp but the HVAC is all working fine, then you wouldn't mist up easily.

I suspect either AC is OFF or not working so it never dry's the air - however could be wrong, and it might be just some water ingress getting in each night. Have a feel around the carpets and seats.
Cheers gys, will check it out later on (y)
 

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Just been out in mine when the car's been really cold for a few days and not used (the infotainment started from scratch). The windscreen was just fine but on our 10 minute drive to the supermarket, the rear windows misted up completely. This is with the car set to Auto and 20C and I've not come across any wet patches anywhere inside, either in the cabin or the boot. We have our rear vents pointing upwards and straight back to warm/cool the dog in the boot - maybe we should point them more across towards the edge of the cabin, so that there's airflow from them to swirl around the windows? Or is the rear demisting supposed to come from airflow from the vents in the front?
 
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