Aliastar
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Wetness in the car

Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:41 am

Hi there!
I hope you're doing well! I'm out in Bordeaux for a business trip and I'll stay here for a while. I noticed that it's wet and muggy in the car, I think this is because of the climate and I consider buying something like a dehumidifier without a tank. Any recommendations are welcome!
Last edited by Aliastar on Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:31 am, edited 1 time in total.

coleafrado

Re: Wetness in the car

Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:06 am

Humidity inside the car should be condensed and drained out if you run the air conditioner on "recirculate."

powersurge
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Re: Wetness in the car

Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:09 am

Your complaint of wetness is all relative. What do you mean? What shows that it is muggy?

Muggy can be a smell, or wetness can mean that the windows fog up every time you close the windows? There is a great range...

If the windows are fogged:

Take off the floor mats and check for wet spots along the bottom of the windows, windshield, and doors.

Check all the carpets for wet areas. The highest part of the carpet will be more wet.

If it is a warm day (65+) drive the car with all windows open,

make sure you park the car in the hot sun so that the water will evaporate.

check the trunk for wet carpeting

check for rust stains in the car all around

Make sure that all the windows and doors close correctly and do not leak.

If you did not find wet areas, run the air conditioner every time you drive and see if the insides keep on staying wet... Then you know you have a leak..
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alozzy
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Re: Wetness in the car

Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:38 pm

The OP probably has a trunk leak, that was the cause of mildew/mold in my LEAF when I first got it
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motco
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Location: Buckinghamshire, UK

Re: Wetness in the car

Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:52 am

Mine has a leak into the boot/trunk if a hose is used to rinse it off after washing it. It rarely happens in normal rain though. It appears from under the trim in the panel that forms the rear of the car and saturates the carpet. So far I have been unable to track down where it actually comes in.

alozzy
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Re: Wetness in the car

Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:12 pm

Vancouver rain is pretty close to a garden hose deluge far too often, which is why my LEAF got smelly :lol:
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

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