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Old 4th November 2006, 08:57   #1
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Default Front windshield fully frosted in the Baleno

Good folks, I have a query....when I took out my baleno this evening, the a/c was on and the front windshield got fully frosted on the outside and i had to use the wiper intermittently, if I didnt, the whole thing got blocked so badly that I couldnt see at all.

The a/c settings:
A/C on
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Cool mode
The a/c control switch was set to ventilation mode so that air comes out through the centre and side outlets(the left extreme switch)

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This query may sound dumb, but I am at my wits end. What to do, 'I am like this only no' !
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Old 4th November 2006, 11:35   #2
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This is normal GTS! try not to put the blower on the Windsheild to avoid this...
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Doc, It took me elementary science to understand this phenomenon.
Basically whats happening is, the water-vapour(gas) is coming in contact with a cool surface(ur windshield) and condensing to water(frost).
So, the solution to this problem is to heat up the windshield.
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Just try and keep direct A/C flow away from the windshield. Lower the cooling a bit if that doesn't work.

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Try keeping the A/C in "fresh air" mode and the vents in the "face" mode.
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baleno's flapper motors which direct air to different vents tends to get spoilt happened in a friends car, so even after you direct all the air to face and feet mode the air still pops up below the windshield..
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nitrous is correct,when the air from the a/c vent hits the winsheild then a patch is formed out side the windsheild...
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well i had this same problem in my ikon too...on both the passengers side and drivers side....so i took a some electrical tape and taped the slits(vent) on the drivers side on the dashboard....so now its ALL Clear....no more frosting....
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keep the blower in the minimum speed & direct all the vents towards the floor. this should keep your windshields clear for an hour or so. also make a habit of switching off your ac when your car is idling, as in waiting at a signal or in traffic jams. hope that helps
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Old 6th November 2006, 08:22   #10
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Default Thanks folks!

Phew, am I relieved! Though common sense told me that this could be very normal, being a new owner, I was a tad worried that some part of the a/c had conked.

Thanks folks for all your reassurances. Saves me a trip to the mechanic!

Shan2nu: I have noticed a lot of threads wherein you are one of the first persons to respond with a suggestion or being helpful. You truly are a distinguished Bhp-ian! Hats off to the mods!
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