Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday July 28, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2001, 12:35 AM   #1
KillerTHC
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4942
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Palo Alto, CA USA
Vehicle:
01 SRP 2.5 RS-T
Ludespeed Stage 3 Link'd

Angry Fogging Windows

Every time it rains, my the windows in my car instantly fog up. The only way that i can prevent this is to turn on the heat. The fog goes away but i get hella hot and start to sweat. My sweating then fogs up the windows and there's nothing i can do once that happens. Have any of you experienced this? Do you have and solutions?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
KillerTHC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 12:38 AM   #2
Andrew
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1170
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: San Jose, CA
Vehicle:
2005 STi
White

Post

Do you have the air on recirculate?
Andrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 02:32 AM   #3
KillerTHC
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4942
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Palo Alto, CA USA
Vehicle:
01 SRP 2.5 RS-T
Ludespeed Stage 3 Link'd

Post

hmmm.... i know the last time i did but im not sure about the other times. what should i have it on?
KillerTHC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 02:39 AM   #4
Digital_Boy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 730
Join Date: Jan 2000
Post

Try running the A/C. This will dry out the air in the cabin.

I think running the AC on recirc for awhile will dry out the cabin air. But it also allows the condensor to accumulate water, which can mildew and cause serious funkage when you use AC.
Digital_Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 02:52 AM   #5
s
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 5376
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Markham, ON, Canada
Vehicle:
1999 Impreza 2.5RS
Black

Post

try to clean the cabine side of the window also.. It helps me to clear the fog better after I wipe all the tar and dust off.
s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 06:50 AM   #6
Norb
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 4856
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Houston, Texas
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon MT
Silver

Post

Just run the a/c button, even when in heater mode, and make sure to turn off recirculate. Its the biggest mistake most people make, they leave the recirculate switch on. Read the manual, it says not to leave it on, only use it to quickly cool the interior. I think its on the air flow rotary switch too, a reminder to have fresh air on during defogging.
Norb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 07:53 AM   #7
Subie Gal
GC84Ever
Super Moderator
 
Member#: 301
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
1970 FF-1 & '70 Van
02 WRX/01 RS

Exclamation

the guys are right...
run w/the AC on... neat little trick

also..
wash the inside windows frequently... this helps reduce fogging.

j. www.subiegal.com
Subie Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 08:14 AM   #8
Tkacik
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 847
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Greensboro, Georgia
Vehicle:
'06 Titan Crew Cab
'08 Forester LL Bean

Post

I got some of that rain-x defogger liquid. It works great. Havent had a problem since I applied it.
Tkacik is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 08:16 AM   #9
J Colman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1259
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Ashburn, VA
Vehicle:
1999 Impreza RS
Rally Blue Pearl

Post

Make sure the air is coming from outside the car. Wind down the window and that will make it go away also.

Justin
J Colman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 08:22 AM   #10
Mike Smith
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 744
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Middlesex, NY USA
Vehicle:
00 BRP RS Coupe
02 Forester, 00 S-10,

Post

Find somewhere else to make out!
Mike Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 08:23 AM   #11
J Colman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1259
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Ashburn, VA
Vehicle:
1999 Impreza RS
Rally Blue Pearl

Post

J Colman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 09:11 AM   #12
remarcable
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2362
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: South Carolina, USA
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy Outback
Blue w/ Paint Chips & Mud

Post

If you hit the defrost button and turn on the AC then it switches to 'defog mode' or at least that is what my manual says.

And I have lousy allergies so I leave it on recirculate all the time. I need to get that extra cabin filter thingamajig.
remarcable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 09:40 AM   #13
Yotsuya
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 935
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: ಠ_ಠ
Vehicle:
Jack Soo Fan Club

Post

Just keep the air on recirculate, and the vents pointed at the windows. I've never had serious fogging problems with the Impreza in any season. The key is to keep the windshield as warm or warmer than the outside air. This will keep condensation off the window. The only fog problems I've had are in the summer when I have the AC blowing on the windows (I don't like it in my face) and some frost builds up at the base of the windshield.
Yotsuya is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 09:46 AM   #14
dib123
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1835
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Ocean, NJ
Post

Another thing is if you have a new car the inside of the windshield has a greese like film on it. Don't know what it is for but if you get some windex it will take it right off and you shouldn't have any problems. I had the same problem for the first month of my car until I cleaned the interior.
dib123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2001, 11:02 AM   #15
Norb
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 4856
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Houston, Texas
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon MT
Silver

Post

DON'T leave recirculate on, as stated above it will promote algea and mold on your condenser and if there is a carbon monoxide leak, there will be no way to expell it. BTW how can recirculate help your allergies, its the same air as outside just recirculating.
Norb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Window will roll down but not up!? GoneSingle Electrical & Lighting 2 08-04-2010 12:50 PM
1997 Outback Sport fog light help 1997OBS Interior & Exterior Modification 1 06-01-2010 07:09 PM
06-07 fog light kit dazedone Exterior/Styling 7 06-01-2010 04:26 PM
('93-'01) Window fogging problem? Skirvdawg Impreza Forum 9 05-11-2001 07:03 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.