Quote: posted by nudda on 15/11/2004 22:36:53
Why do I need to switch it off ? Im on the motorway, inside temp is fine but windows are steaming up ... what do i do ? press the windscreen button so fna blasts the screen clear ... once thas done in like 10 seconds, I wanna shut it off, without holding down the fan button
There are a couple of problems here, so let me explain
If the windows steam up, you're correct in saying you hit the windscreen demist button - This is the quickest way to clear all the windows. This is because the climatronic turns on the AIRCON to produce dry air, and hence dry's the windows/cabin REALLY quickly.
The problem is, when you switch off the AIRCON (by turning the climatronic completely OFF, or hitting ECON) you are immediatly allowing moist air back into a dry cabin.
This is why the windows steam back up REALLY QUICKLY!!!!!
So in all honestly, to avoid windows/cabin steaming up in the 1st place, you either:
a) Leave the climatronic ON all the time and never switch it off!! - ie AUTO(and set the required temperature)
b) you NEVER EVER switch on the aircon/climate control (so it always displays ECON at ALL TIMES).
It's switching between AUTO then ECON that causes the windows to steam up