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MINI Icon Blue 2011 One D - condensation problem - 22nd February 2018, 06:47 PM

Hi Guys,

My One D has developed a bit of an odd condensation problem. When I hit the "quick demist" button, the first thing that happens (when the car is cold) is that the windscreen and both door glasses cover almost completely in condensation!

Within a few seconds, the glass is cleared - as expected.

I have heard an unusual rattle from somewhere deep behind the dashboard, and I am wondering whether the two are connected.

Has anyone else had any experience of this problem?

Any advice gratefully received.


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Default 23rd February 2018, 06:09 AM

This topic always appears around this time of year on car forums.... I’m afraid I have no solution other than silica bags (of which I have several for my Ford custom as it’s really bad this time of year).

I’m no meteorologist but it is undoubtedly linked to the moisture content in the air..... I will bet you won’t have the issue in a fortnight or so... it seems to occur around the season change.

I could of course be wrong and you may have an issue in the condenser....but there are too many instances of this over the 4 forums I belong to! I would wait before you worry about it unduly.


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Default 23rd February 2018, 06:46 AM

I saw a brand new BMW steamed up the other day don't worry too much about it. I know it's annoying


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Default 2011 One D - condensation problem - 23rd February 2018, 08:34 AM

Clean your windows, then take you me car on a decent run with the heaters on.
The cleaner the window the less the condensation sticks or the it seams that way anyway. Then a decent run to let the heat build up and dry everything else.
It canít hurt to double check that your footwells and boot floor are dry.
  
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