Ice on inside of windshield

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  1. froggette

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    I get ice on the inside of my windshield. I don’t have water inside my car, not sure why this is happening. It’s super hard to scrape off and defrosting the inside takes forever.
    Any ideas why this is happening and what I could do to prevent it? I did try the rainx for interior windshields but still happening.
    (Ps no ice on outside)

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  2. bisco

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    it is the size and angle of the windshield. believe it or not, that vapor comes from our bodies. you will need the front defroster to clear it, which means engine time.
     
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    Try rolling down both front windows about an inch when you first get into the car. Leave them down until the defrosters will keep the front window from fogging up. The joys of winter......
     
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    Rainx for interior windows? Didn't know there is such a thing. Does that help?
     
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    Can't be colder where you are than where I am and I don't have that problem. Have the dealer check that area for a tight fit/air leak.
     
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    Rain-x it is - no potatoes.
     
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    also the water that is on your carmats percolates up to the windshield especially when the dewpoint is higher than the outside temperature, solution? Get a hairdryer and defrost your windshield that way. Better than using gas from your engine to defrost it. I pay my landlord $15.00/mo for the use of his electricity. So I going to milk it for all it gots :p
     
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    Apparently not
    Edited because I just read the next post where it looks like it does work, perhaps just not the 5 year old stuff I found in my garage. Definitely getting new bottle today and trying again.
     
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    Hmm perhaps I’ll try again
     
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    This is often times caused by running the heat in RECIRC mode, as opposed to PASS THRU mode. It'll also cause the windows to fog up as well. You may want to check that setting when the heat is running. You may also have a problem with the diverter stuck in the RECIRC position.
     
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    Agree with this. It's due to recirculation of air.
     
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    mine is off when I depart my car the previous day and my windows still ice up the next morning
     
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    Very common where I am. Closing the car up under high humidity with temps in the 30's or 40"s then having the temps drop towards the 20's will frost up the insides. Clear night skies make it worse. Used RainX Antifog years ago. The water beads up and drips or runs off making puddles. Not something I wanted on top the dash. Better to have it evaporate off the glass or just wipe it off with a warm towel. Warm damp towel works on the outside for thin frost like I had in the high desert.
     
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    I tried the defogger version and found it worked. But later in the year, it seemed to accumulate dust on the inside. Never reapplied.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    How did you fix the frosting problem or does it still happen?
     
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