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    Astra Mk III - Windows Misting

    Hi all,

    First time poster, I am FireFoxx74

    I currently own a MkIII 5dr Astra ('93 - K), but I am increasingly having problems in damp/wet weather. As soon as I turn the heater on (whatever temp), the windows mist up, and I find myself increasingly have to drive with both windows open to counteract this.

    I thought it might be something to do with the pollen filter, but for the life of me I cannot find it (even a Haynes manual isn't helpful).

    Any help gratefully received.

    Thanks,
    FireFoxx74

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    Chances are its your pollen filter.

    Open the bonnet, look to the rear you will see a plastic tray just under where the wipers sit with a rubber seal running the width of the car in front of it. Pull the rubber seat off and pull the plastic tray up, the pollen filter is located under there.

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    Make sure the rubber sock type thing hanging down from the bulkhead is clear as well.

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    And the holes at the end of the bulkheady bit, a square hole each end.
    My astra mk3 mists up also, they do not get much through ventilation, so hot air inside laden with moisture readily condenses on windows, I put both front vents to windows, and open the sunroof to first setting keeps it all nice and fresh then.
    Also don't use the recirc on the heater as this will make it steam like no tomorrow(sp).
    Another thing I do is about 1/2 miles from home turn fan onto cold, open sunroof and window(drivers) to cool interior down and dispel any moisture before locking up for the night, very effective.
    If you can be bothered, cut a spud in half and wipe the windows with it, rub it in then buff off, cleans ace and stops misting, as does washing up liquid rubbed on and buffed off, used to do this on me m/bike visors.
    tabetha

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    Got it, thanks

    Is it safe to leave the filter out if I don't need it?

    FireFoxx74

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    Yes I know people who have, my mate refused to buy one as his car still ran without it, and he has hayfever!!
    Might be co incidence but he was scottish!!, spent loads on footy matches though.
    tabetha

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