Audi A3 Condensation & dampness

2005 Audi A3 Problem

Ref#11286
CarAudi A3 1.6
Year2005
OwnerNiallM
Posted23/12/2011
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My car develops excessive condensation on the windows at any time of day, even when temperatures aren't too low. To clear it means wiping it with a cloth, which becomes soaking wet, then turning on the heating to dry the rest. There is also a dampness, which has resulted in mould forming. Water also collects in the spare wheel well. I had the same problem with a VW Golf, which was a poor cable connection under the boot door. I've checked all round my Audi boot door and the body for seal splits, bodywork holes, etc. but all seems fine.
Any ideas?
Problem Category
Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres

Leaks & Noises, Interior and Bodywork


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11462 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Check rear light clusters , check front bulkhead drains are clear and also pollen filter .


Posted on Friday 23rd of December 2011
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Solution 2
rizzo | Driver | Since: Nov 2009 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 386 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

If you cannot find any leaks, don't forget to check your heater matrix (heater) for leaks, a leaking matrix will give all the problems you describe


Posted on Friday 23rd of December 2011
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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11462 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Check rear washer pipes as they sometimes leak at connections on that car also .


Posted on Saturday 24th of December 2011
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Solution 4
bustedknuckles | Driver | Since: Nov 2011 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1461 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

As previously suggested ,I have had a rear washer hose leak,But it,s quite difficult to get at the union and you req, to remove most of the boot side trim.


Posted on Saturday 24th of December 2011
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