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    Quote Originally Posted by FlasherZ View Post
    The chemicals coming from the new materials are placing a coating upon the windows that absorbs moisture and fogs up. Paper towels and a good glass cleaner should help quite a bit. I noticed the fogging at about 600 miles or so and it fogs much less if you keep the inside of the glass clean.
    This! The windshield interior is much clearer where I've been able to wipe it clean. (Bit hard to get to the very front of it.)

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    um, yeah, headlamps should be sealed... anyone else having this condensation on the inside issue? this is a 'replace headlamp assembly' thing if ever i heard one..

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    The Roadsters had fogging headlight problems in spades until they came out with improved units. Presumably they've learned from that experience so maybe you've got defective or improperly installed units?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtich View Post
    um, yeah, headlamps should be sealed... anyone else having this condensation on the inside issue? this is a 'replace headlamp assembly' thing if ever i heard one..
    Headlamps should be clear imho. Haven't noticed foggy headlamps on our S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason S View Post
    Headlamps should be clear imho. Haven't noticed foggy headlamps on our S.
    s'what i'm sayin....

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    Interesting. Maybe it's just me!

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    The interior of the Model S fogs easily because it's so well sealed. You need to run the fan and/or A/C.
    I don't see it being an issue in the Winter -- it's just that it's really easy to increase the interior humidity; when the exterior temp is 45F, the heat and fan barely runs, so it fogs up. That will likely not be true in <32F conditions (which is so far what I've observed).
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    It occurs to me that people should check whether they are on recirculate or fresh-air. Humans emit a great deal of water vapor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.Boston View Post
    It occurs to me that people should check whether they are on recirculate or fresh-air. Humans emit a great deal of water vapor.
    Funny, last time I mentioned recirculate most of the replies said it has nothing to do with defogging. Until the Texas folks chimed in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.Boston View Post
    It occurs to me that people should check whether they are on recirculate or fresh-air. Humans emit a great deal of water vapor.

    Ugly bags of mostly water!

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