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Typically the fog is from excessive humidity in the vehicle. The three most common sources I can think of are: A leak that allows rain water to collect in the car. Check to see if the rugs are damp, look in the storage well behind the seat and any place water might collect. Do you also notice a sweet smell when the engine gets warm? If you do it may be a ...


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Clean with soap and water, rinse clear, then dry with a microfiber cloth. The key is the microfiber cloth.


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Windshield repairs are usually limited to small chips and small cracks. Several cracks that long will most likely require that the windshield be replaced. The repair is done by injecting a resin into the flaw then polishing the surface. Most shops limit the length to about three inches. There are specialized shops that say the limit is six to eight inches, ...


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You don't have the air inlet selection lever set to recirculate, do you?


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The pump is usually mounted to the bottom of the tank. Common causes of failure: Disconnected or clogged hose with the engine off can you hear the motor running under the hood? If so could be a clogged or disconnected hose. Wax or other debris in the jets, if the jets are located on the hood they can get clogged with wax or dirt, if you hear the pump ...


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Thoroughly clean the glass, both inside and out. There are many different glass-cleaning products out there - have a look in the cleaning aisle of your local store. Try and find something that doesn't leave a residue. Once you have cleaned it, immediately replace your wiper blades. These should be replaced every 6 months or so as a matter of course. If ...


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Go to Napa, Autozone, Pepboys or similar - they all stock the specific glue that you need to reattach the mirror. As with most jobs that involve sticking dissimilar materials together, cleanliness is the key - make sure that you get all the old glue off both the windshield (fairly easy) and the metal button (not that easy). Follow the instructions on the ...


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It will depend on your car, the outdoors humidity, the air temperature and the engine temperature. As an example, for me on a cold icy morning starting with a cold engine: aircon on fan on low use external air, not recirculator! front windscreen demister (covers wiper rest area) rev engine until at working temp then put fan on high But in high humidity ...


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The Subaru Legacy owner's manual indicates that button is your windshield wiper deicer. Pictured below is part of page 3-38 of the manual. The manual explains how to use the deicer in this picture.


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The windshield repair guy is correct: there is no way to repair cracks in the windshield. I don't know what the laws are in Alberta, but here in Virginia, if the cracks are on the driver's side of the windshield, it needs to be replaced. Considering that you were replacing the wiper motor and it is on the DS of the vehicle, I will assume this is your case. I ...


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My guess would be that the grayish colored piece slides onto the black baseplate. It appears to be held in place by the three dimples fitting into a detent. I would insert a small screwdriver between the two humps shown in the first photo. With a twisting motion see if the gray plate slides toward the dash. You may have to try several size screwdrivers to ...


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It could be humidity(in this case dew if it's in the morning) that just froze over your windshield. On my old car it will be more apparent in the wipers marks on the windshield as it would trap more humidity. Happen to me often when getting colder temperature. When the car got hotter or outside temperature go up, it will just evaporate.


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Hot air from the exterior with your a/c on is the quickest. Though in general having the a/c on is the most important piece, as it removes moisture from the air.


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If you have an a/c, you can leave it on even if you have the heat on and it will clear the fog. Wipe down the inside of your windows with windex, that will also help.


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First, I have already replaced my Forester's windshield twice, and should go soon for the 3rd time. What surprises me is that your insurance co. charges deductible. Mine was free both times. From what I heard, when the crack is small enough, then it is possible to carefully drill a circular hole in the glass and then fill it with some kind of bond or resin. ...


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That depends very much on the sticker material. For vinyl stickers I've had good experience warming them up with a hairdryer to soften the glue and then slowly peeling them off. I've also managed to get them off a windshield using a scraper (essentially a razor blade with a handle similar to this). You have to be a bit careful with the latter but I managed ...


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I've had a faulty windshield washer pump motor changed in my Yaris once. This one is not so easy to access. The mechanic replaced it via front right wheel area after removing front guard. He said this way is better other wise he'll have to remove front bumper, headlight then washer water tank to get to motor. Hope this helps


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I personally use Stoner Invisible Glass wipes (good for inside and outside). However, as mfr suggested, water + soap, rinse, and then microfiber will work just as well. Most cleaning solutions will get you 95% of the way there no problem; if you want that extra 5% you need a good microfiber cloth.


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I clean with standard glass cleaner, then dry with newspaper.


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Apparently you can try regular buffing/polishing techniques similar to what you would do with paint. However those can only be done on the outside of the rear window because you will damage your defroster element if the scratch is on the inside of the vehicle. Another DIY trick is to use clear nail polish to fill the scratch.


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Imagine your windshield is a balloon. The small stone is a needle. When it punctures the windshield, it creates a small tear. Everytime your car goes over a bump, the entire frame twists very slightly. If your windshield was intact, the jolt would be spread across the entire surface but because there's a little tear/chip in the windshield, the force is ...


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Applying heat to one side, interior, of a vehicles windscreen runs the very real risk of cracking the windscreen, because of the differances in expansion. The more usual way to remove a stuck on mirror is too use a length of wire. Introduce the wire under one corner of the mirror and pull it side to side to cut through the adhesive and any patch used. Finish ...


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I found these instructions on eHow: Use the blow dryer or heat gun to warm the mirror mount right where it attaches to the windshield. You are applying this heat to soften the adhesive underneath. Test the mirror every so often while you are heating it by trying to gently move the mirror slightly back and forth. Once you feel movement, continue to ...


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While I think the other two answers are good, I think there is a better explanation of what is happening with the windshield when a rock hits it. When a rock hits a windshield and puts a "bullseye" into the surface, it creates areas within it called stress risers. Stress risers cause places in any structure where the stress is localized to a small area. ...


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Yeah, Juann Strauss is right in some parts. It is some kind of "the weakest chain member principle". At the damaged place the resonance can not be derived as good as early. The structure of created sharp edges destroy each other. It's not recommendable to drive with the broken window shield, but it is not extremely bad. Your windshield has two layers and the ...


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There are various DIY solutions available, which will probably be appropriate for a side or rear window (for a front windscreen regulations are usually quite specific) and they apply a quick setting transparent gel. Your local Halfords or other car maintenance shop should stock this sort of thing. Vendors such as Autoglass can also do quick repairs.


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I don't know of any chemical or coating there may be products which claim to do this but I am unaware of any. However, you can get clear vehicle tinting which reduce close to 100% of UVA and UVB light this can reduce heating and temperatures in the summer. This would be a one time application and you wouldn't have to worry about reapplying stuff every-time ...


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I wash as normal with the rest of the vehicle, then rinse with a weak vinegar/water solution (soft water preferably). Then dry with chamois leather.



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