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      09-07-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
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Stupid question about fogging windows

So it's rainy today and I get in my car and the defrost. Big mistake. The windows fog up to the point of not being able to see a thing while driving. It takes 10 minutes to clear.

Advice on best settings to avoid this?
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      09-07-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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So it's rainy today and I get in my car and the defrost. Big mistake. The windows fog up to the point of not being able to see a thing while driving. It takes 10 minutes to clear.

Advice on best settings to avoid this?
I don't drive mine often in the rain, but I had the same experience one time; makes for a few minutes of sporty driving in traffic! As I recall, the air came out hot, which I think made things worse, since it was warm weather. I figure I'll try it again (out of traffic this time), and experiment a little. I might try selecting AC, and the upper air outlets, see what happens. Could be the defrost button is for cold weather operation. As you can tell, I resist reading the manual. I mean, anyone can do it that way, but it takes a real man to drive into a wall while fiddling with buttons, at least my wife seems to think so. What they need to do is buy the GM HVAC system!
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      09-07-2011, 09:06 PM   #3
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Use the AC (at any temp) with the air directed to the window
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      09-07-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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Turn on the Auto Climate Control and leave it on, and it will automatically stop you from fogging up. Your car has a 'mist' feature that stops the car from fogging up.
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      09-07-2011, 10:50 PM   #5
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AC to the window.
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      09-08-2011, 12:30 AM   #6
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Definitely the A/C
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      09-08-2011, 03:23 AM   #7
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Yup, just leave it in auto with ac on at all times. That's what I do and I never have to touch it, rain or shine, hot or cold. Only thing I do is turn the wheel on the center vents from blue to red in the fall and back to blue in the spring. Find a temp that works for you (mine's 70) and you should never have to mess with it.
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      09-08-2011, 07:04 AM   #8
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Would you suggest the diffuser attachment?
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      09-08-2011, 04:12 PM   #9
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A/C removes moisture from the air, so no fogging.
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      09-08-2011, 05:20 PM   #10
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I have had good luck with fog-x (like rain-x)
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