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I have a strnage mist coming out of the vents when the AC is on in my 2003 Mini. It is causing a film on the windscreen and obscuring my vision.

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HIYA HAVE UR AIRCON CHECKED FOR LEAKS FIRST THEN CKECK YOUR POLEN FILTER SOMETIMES THEY CLOG UP AND DONT LET THE FRESHAIR INTO THE CAR

Posted on Nov 19, 2013

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SOURCE: Ford F150 AC Problem

there is a vent opening linkage for the top vents if you had removed panel for sterio install this linkage might have come loose or the wiren to electric relay to open top vents came loose

also vent doors on front of a/c vents are turned to the closed position

also quite possible the passenger blower motor compartment door in side the blower mode has something blocking entrance

also your truck might be equiped with a blower motor filter i read that these need to be changed out during normal filter replacements the filters for ford i didnt know they started using filters for a/c on reading this since 2000

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SOURCE: Vent Select Knob Not Functioning

maybe a fuse problem but some of these problems are vacuum source problems also. if the vents are motorized, then it could be a fuse problem but if the vents are air solenoids, then it is a vacuum source problem.

you can verify this by looking underneath the globe compartment, if you can see the recycle vent controller, you can verify if the controller has electrical wires on it or just plain hoses.

if plain hoses you see, you could have a broken line from the engine vacuum to the controller.

check for broken small hoses from the controller switch going to the engine.

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Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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SOURCE: fishy, steam odor coming from AC vents

Forget the radiator tank. Your AC 'Condensate drain' hose is plugged up. This is a common problem. If you know where the hose comes out under the car you can ( carefully ) push a wire up it. If you're lucky it's plugged near the end by a mud-dauber wasp. If not, take it to your dealer and see if you can persuade the write-up guy to show you where the drain outlet is as a gesture of good faith. If they insist on charging you money, consider that when you buy your next car...

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SOURCE: 2003 Audi A4 FSI Sport No Air coming out of Windscreen Air Vents

UNDO THE SCREWS FOR THE GLOVEBOX LIFT OUT THE WAY AND ON YOUR RIGHT HANDSIDE YOU WILL SEE 3 AIR DISTRIBUTION FLAP MOTORS ,THE ONE FOR THE WINDSCREEN IS THE NEAREST TO THE BULKHEAD. YOU CAN TEST THE BLOWERS AND YOU WILL SEE THE MOTOR VENTS WORKING OR THE ONE NOT WORKING IN YOUR CASE ..

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Jeep '99 Mist from AC vents?

It would seem that your a/c is working very well. You most likely live in an area that is high in humidity. When the cold air from your a/c hits the moisture saturated air from the environment it turns the moisture to fog "condensation" . That is most likely your mist. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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Why does my kia picanto 2013 windscreen totally mist up and will only clear when i put ac on hwen it clears i turn ac off then within seconds it mists up again


the windscreen fog is from humid air coming in from the outside
air conditioners work by removing the humidity from the air so if you close of the outside vent then the recirculated air inside the cabin eventually has all the moisture removed
that is why the windscreen clears because there is no moist air to condense on the cold windscreen
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the average automotive a/c system diverts all discharge air to the windshield in the event of loss of vacuum supply. the vacuum normally goes to the control center and is sent to the mode door vacuum motors.
the supply comes from the engine area and in the RF cowl below the leaf screens and behind the firewall they like to use a small 3 way plastic tee/valve item. often they are found split. but in any case of what yours has and what yours is doing. try to find the cause of the loss of vacuum. the design ensures clear vision in the event of a failure

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Is it fogging up when you use the heat or a/c? Is it fogging up after sitting outside on a particularly dewey night?

An easy fix and one to try first is turning the temperature gauge over toward heat, and setting the directional controls to defrost. Up the power on the blower for a moment. The warmer air will usually clear up a foggy windshield in seconds on a chilly or even not-so-chilly morning. The condensation on the glass needs a change of temp in order to evaporate. Sometimes you can get the same effect by using outside air to circulate through your car's blower system. Most have a way of circulating either inside-car air, or outside-car air.

If the glass fogs when you're driving down the road and have the heat on, or the a/c - do you smell something sweet or see white smoke coming out of your air vents? If so, you could have a faulty heater core. I wouldn't imagine this is the problem on such a new vehicle, but it could still malfunction.

Of course, if you're trying to wipe this fog clean and it won't go away, maybe you've got someone smoking in the car and leaving a film on the glass. It would take a lot of smoking to make the windshield look foggy though.
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Forget the radiator tank. Your AC 'Condensate drain' hose is plugged up. This is a common problem. If you know where the hose comes out under the car you can ( carefully ) push a wire up it. If you're lucky it's plugged near the end by a mud-dauber wasp. If not, take it to your dealer and see if you can persuade the write-up guy to show you where the drain outlet is as a gesture of good faith. If they insist on charging you money, consider that when you buy your next car...

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