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There always seems to be a large area of condensation on my windscreen with the a/c on. It can cover up to 1/3 of the view. I've tried multiple settings, but I can't seem to turn the dash-top vent off. Anybody have similar issues?? Any suggestions??

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Ah yes, I fondly remember the Texas humidity which causes this :)

Currently having the same problem here where it's also hot and humid. The dealer has told me that this issue can be fixed by inserting a piece of foam inside one of the vents on the dash. I've not taken them up on this offer yet but probably will do so next time they have the car.

I've had this problem with almost every car I've owned here so it's not something that is unique to the 12C.
 

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Ah yes, I fondly remember the Texas humidity which causes this :)

Currently having the same problem here where it's also hot and humid. The dealer has told me that this issue can be fixed by inserting a piece of foam inside one of the vents on the dash. I've not taken them up on this offer yet but probably will do so next time they have the car.

I've had this problem with almost every car I've owned here so it's not something that is unique to the 12C.
So... Inserting a piece of foam under the vent is the only way to "turn off" the dash-top vent??
I realize this happens with other cars, but this is the first one that I haven't been able to correct by adjusting the a/c settings.
 

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I think it is caused by the cold air actually escaping up through the center speaker screen, even when the upper A/C vents are closed. I haven't been able to get rid of it by adjusting A/C settings. I just activate the wiper periodically to get rid of it.
 

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Are you serious W or mucking about:confused:
I’m serious , I’m odd like that . things like iris , wheel wobble , no radio , i couldn't give a wee wee about but something like that would grate and grate and id go insane :eek:
Bloody hope mine doesn’t do that .
 

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Probably tried this but in Fl if I don't push the recirculation button when air is on I get the same effect....When I use the recirculation button all is good...As I said, you probably tried this but thought I would put it out there .....just in case.
 

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Probably tried this but in Fl if I don't push the recirculation button when air is on I get the same effect....When I use the recirculation button all is good...As I said, you probably tried this but thought I would put it out there .....just in case.
Actually haven't tried this... Will give it a try.
It will have to wait, since I'm off to the UK.:)
 

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I’m serious , I’m odd like that . things like iris , wheel wobble , no radio , i couldn't give a wee wee about but something like that would grate and grate and id go insane :eek:
Bloody hope mine doesn’t do that .
wtdoom, you must be in IT?
 

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I think it is caused by the cold air actually escaping up through the center speaker screen, even when the upper A/C vents are closed. I haven't been able to get rid of it by adjusting A/C settings. I just activate the wiper periodically to get rid of it.
Is it a centre speaker or a vent or both? The amount of air flow through this makes me think it's a vent and it is this one that my guys suggested putting the foam inside.

Of course, it can be cleared periodically with the wiper .... but I then get sand smeared across the bottom 4 or 5 inches of the windscreen (but that's the subject of an entirely separate thread).
 

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I have the same problem. Using Recirc reduces it but doesn't get rid of it.
 

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I've had the same issue when first getting in the car on a humid day (New Jersey has those too), but it seems to go away as a drive. That center vent sure does look like a speaker grille, but I agree, there's too much airflow for it to be that unless something is seriously awry under that beautiful leather dash.
 

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No matey , I'm in bed .
However I really won't be able to live with this as i never use recirculation .

Im afraid now .
Wont be an issue in UK and it definately occurs when humidity is high so only in Southern Europe. Mine had thid on the Riviera when temperatures were 32c to 37c and high humidity
 

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Wont be an issue in UK and it definately occurs when humidity is high so only in Southern Europe. Mine had thid on the Riviera when temperatures were 32c to 37c and high humidity
so ill be able to see , unless i go somewhere hot ...
 
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