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Looking for advice on condensation on back window. Jag XE 2.0, 2017 model. No water leaks, but bad condensation on rear windscreen. Any advice welcome, thanks
 

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Harry....put separate post on XE Specific Section.
 

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Welcome Haz.

If possible - I'd sit with the car on the driveway - all doors and boot open - and let the condensation escape while cutting grass or something where you can keep an eye on the car while it is open,

You may also want to look into changing the pollen filter - I've heard reports of the car condensation not being drawn out due to a blocked pollen filter.
 

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Good call Rigz min......Harry’s a mate of mine in Glesga......is pollen filter on XE in same place as mine on XJ......? If so I can talk him through it......Rangers fan.......may take some time for him to take it in. LOL.
 
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Rangers fan and and name the same as a registration on one of my old BMW's can't be all bad then Kev!
Likely to be either the pollen filter or something up with the automatic Airconditioning.

Welcome Haz!
You don't say if this happens with the A/C on or off?
 
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Hello & welcome, could you try to teach big Kev some proper words please. :D
 
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Superman’s girlfriend......Lisa Lane, eh.....? (In Ingerleesh, leave us alone, eh.....? ) lol.
 
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Superman’s girlfriend......Lisa Lane, eh.....? (In Ingerleesh, leave us alone, eh.....? ) lol.
No, her sister, Lois....


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Superman’s girlfriend......Lisa Lane, eh.....? (In Ingerleesh, leave us alone, eh.....? ) lol.
Got it straight away :D
 
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Welcome Haz. Is the aircon set on auto all the time. These systems are designed to be used on auto even in sunny Scotland.
 

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Welcome Haz.

If possible - I'd sit with the car on the driveway - all doors and boot open - and let the condensation escape while cutting grass or something where you can keep an eye on the car while it is open,

You may also want to look into changing the pollen filter - I've heard reports of the car condensation not being drawn out due to a blocked pollen filter.
Welcome Haz.

If possible - I'd sit with the car on the driveway - all doors and boot open - and let the condensation escape while cutting grass or something where you can keep an eye on the car while it is open,

You may also want to look into changing the pollen filter - I've heard reports of the car condensation not being drawn out due to a blocked pollen filter.
 

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Hi rigger,

thanks for your info, leaving windows and boot open today for a few hours today. I will google and try and find how to replace the pollen filter you could be right with that ..

thanks Harry.
 

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Key question Harry ( and welcome btw) is: have you got the aircon running all the time? You meed to as it controls humidity in the cabin.
 

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Welcome Haz. Is the aircon set on auto all the time. These systems are designed to be used on auto even in sunny Scotland.
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No it’s not on auto. Just checked my last service pollen filter was changed 21, 000miles it’s 26,000 now !!! I can rule that oot now 😡...left back windows down for a couple hours today 🤞.. ( game on ) ??? So annoying !!! Thanks haz
 

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Best leave it in Auto for a while.
The Aircon not only cools but it dehumidifies, removing the moisture from the air insider he car to stop the windows steaming up.

That may be your solution.

It’s not called ‘automatic air conditioning’ for nothing


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Best leave it in Auto for a while.
The Aircon not only cools but it dehumidifies, removing the moisture from the air insider he car to stop the windows steaming up.

That may be your solution.

It’s not called ‘automatic air conditioning’ for nothing


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Hi,

Does this mean a/c stays on all the time ? Because auto button doesn’t work unless a/c is on? Does this go off itself? Thanks again 🤪
 

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Yes, ac on all the time. But . . . . it's a "clever" system and the ac compressor is controlled with an electric clutch. If the cabin temp/ humidity needs the ac, then the compressor runs. Otherwise it doesn't even though the ac light is on.
Welcome to the forum, by the way!
 

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I agree with the other John. I leave the car in Auto all year round. It's necessary to help dehumidify the cabin, but is smart enough to "turn off" when not required. I don't notice performance or mpg issues when it does work, but I guess I have a few hp to spare ;)

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Same here, permanently on auto for years.
 
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