[200q20v] Fogging windows!!! HELP!!

Glen Dustin Powell gpowell at ennovatenetworks.com
Wed Dec 20 09:55:25 EST 2000

Actually, I believe it is open for heater use. It may start out fully closed
to accelerate the warming process in cold weather on start-up, but then you
want fresh, outside air to flush-out any moisture inside from wet shoes,
tracked-in sno and breath moisture, be it from humans or pets. :)



-----Original Message-----
From: Kneale Brownson [mailto:knotnook at traverse.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 4:41 PM
To: Glen Dustin Powell; 'Tim Sidders'; '20v quattro list'
Subject: RE: [200q20v] Fogging windows!!! HELP!!

Actually, I believe it's only open for A/C use (A/C's work best if they're
cooling already somewhat cool air).  I'm sure its closed for heater use
otherwise you'd be misting up the interior all the time.

At 08:56 AM 12/19/2000 -0500, Glen Dustin Powell wrote:

>I think that flap varies the ratio of alleged 'fresh' Vs recirc depending
>temps, etc, and the only time it remains fully closed (recirc) is on MAX
>A/C. (?)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: 200q20v-admin at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-admin at audifans.com]On
>Behalf Of Kneale Brownson
>Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 8:42 PM
>To: Tim Sidders; 20v quattro list
>Subject: Re: [200q20v] Fogging windows!!! HELP!!
>There's a door above and behind the glovebox that lets cabin air get to the
>fresh air intake when the air conditioner is on.  It is closed for heater
>operation.  Yours probably is open, meaning warm cabin air gets mixed in
>with the air supply going to the heater core,  resulting in very moist air
>back into the cabin.  It's probably open because the spring that holds it
>closed has cut through the plastic bar to which it mounts inside the HVAC
>evaporator box.  If you put your head in the footwell and look up past the
>back of the glovebox, you may be able to see the door.  The fix is to put
>something in there to hold the spring.  Most use a piece of tin formed
>around the bar.  Some have used zip-ties to make an anchor for the
>spring.  I had to take out the glovebox to have enough elbow room to get
>it  fixed.
>At 07:03 PM 12/18/2000 -0800, Tim Sidders wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >I recently have discovered with all the snow we've been getting that my
> >windows are always fogging. I just had them tinted and i have cleaned
> >really good once. P/O was a smoker, I know that tends to fog the windows.
> >I don't think my heater core is bad cuz I cant smell any antifreeze and
> >there is no film on the windows. Could this be caused by a bad fresh air
> >vent or something. Thanks for the help in advance!
> >
> >Tim
> >
> >91 200 20v

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