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i bought a '93 850 GLT during this past summer, and didn't have any problems with it until it started getting cold out.
the seller told me that it fogged up some, but i didn't think anything about it until it started to fog up excessively. sometimes to the point that it seems like it's raining INSIDE of the car.
would resealing the windows fix it?
is there anything that i could do to alleviate it?

some nights i can't even drive because i have to have a towel on hand the whole way.
i've tried all different settings with heat, cool and mixing the a/c with them, with no success.

any suggestions?
 

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Re: excessive fog inside (allybot)

Try running with the defroster on all the time and if not, always keep the A/C button in auto.
850s can be weird
 

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Re: excessive fog inside (JRL)

My 97 850 did the same thing. I thought that the heater core was broke so I took it to the dealer for a look see and heater core replacement. How ever when they took the bottom end of the console apart they said that it didnt leak so they took the cover off the windsheild wiper assy and found that the cabil filter element was clogged with mold. They replaced that filter element and I havent had any problems sense.

I am not sure if there is a filter in the 93 850 though. If there is just take the wiper arms off and the 5 or so screws/bolts that hold the cover for the windsheild wiper arm assy off and see if there is a filter and it if there is, remove it and see if it is clogged and replace it. See if that works.
 

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There is no filter on a '93. I would venture to say however that there is mold growing in there. Reach down as far as you can with a brush (like toilet bowl cleaning brush) and clean as much as you can. Spray lysol in there and clean some more. Now run your fan at full blast. Keep doing it until you see some improvement. The cabin filter was later added on S/V 70's from '98 on. A great improvement that also prolongs the life of the evaporator. You can get a rhetrofit kit for about $30 from http://www.fcpgroton.com Well worth it after the cleaning.
 

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Re: (MadeInJapan)

I think this might be exactly what is ailing my father's '96 850. I am going to purchase a new cabin filter from my parts place tomorrow, and see if this solves the problem. Have a wonderful Monday evening one and all
 
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