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Discussion in 'General Cars' started by Grundy, 6 Nov 2011.

  1. Grundy

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    I have an 8 year old Toyota Corolla which runs great but in really cold weather I get a layer of ice on the inside of the windows,especially the rear screen, when it's been parked up overnight. Does anybody have a cure for this? Any help will be much appreciated.
     
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    try leaving your windows open slightly then any damp air can escape
     
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    feel the carpets for any signs of water ingress and use the air con if it has it fitted as it dehumidifies
     
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    I had this in my Toyota after having a dent fixed in a rear door. on examination, I found there is a polythene sheet taped to the inside shell of the door, which causes any water getting in round the window seals to to drip down to the base of the door and run out through the drain holes. In my case the sheet had not been taped back properly and the water was draining to the inside of the car. The carpet by this door was very wet.

    Worth a try.

    In your case check inside the boot and under the spare wheel for wet, since you say it is mostly the back window.

    It is very important to use the heater fan on "fresh air" mode not "recirculate" otherwise it keeps the moist air inside the car.
     
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    Many thanks for the replies. I'll check for any dampness tomorrow, although I've never noticed any but perhaps I've not looked hard enough.
     
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    I've had it with brand new Vauxhalls, in the coldest weather I put a fan heater in on a time switch. Guarantees a frost free and warm car in the morning
     
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    the simple fact is the moisture laden air inside the car freezes on the coldest surface [inside off the windsceen]
    as said remove excess moisture by drying out or ventilation
     
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    I've actually picked up a couple of dehumidifiers from the £1 store that I'll put in the car when it starts freezing up - I know the aircon is supposed to dry the air out, but I've got climate control in my Golf and when its cold it wont run the aircon and I can't override it.
     
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    unfortunately your [i assume ]silica gel /crystals will not remove a lot off moisture and will need to be dried out in the oven probably on a daily basis ;)
     
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    2 for a quid I thought it worth a punt. :D
     
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    the climate will still dehumidify when its running hot, it used to well in my passat
     

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