Last post on Sep 08, 2008 at 4:38 AM
You are in the Dodge Caliber
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Dodge Caliber, Performance Mods, Wagon
#35 of 37 Re: problems [caliberchic]
Sep 03, 2008 (3:39 pm)
Caliberchic I have to disagree with your comment re design flaw,
if it was indeed the reason for the original post"humidity/cd changer"
there would droves of posts regarding it.
The crux of the matter is the fact that that under certain locality conditions
the evaporeter does not dry sufficiently when you turn the car off with AC/Defrost
cycle running or just terminated.This usually results in a musty smell upon start
up again and you solution to "run the fan" will help eleviate this complaint.
The amount of humidity needed to effect the changer which is designed/built
with average humidity parameters would in my opinion require that the evap
collection/drainage system is not working and Chrysler needs to get it's act
together and solve this owners problem
#36 of 37 Re: problems [bigtsr]
Sep 08, 2008 (4:08 am)
Ok agreed, then it would be a design flaw of the collection/drainage system...they need to design or install one that works properly.
Odd thing is that my husbands CD player didn't work from start up, it had been sitting over night with no AC/Defrost running. I wonder where the condensation came from in that case?
I would imagine we'd see more posts about this issue but it's hard to say how many owners use their CD players vs the radio or satellite, and how many use them in the perfect conditions to duplicate the issue. I know if it were happening to my vehicle I would never know because I use XM in my Dodge.
#37 of 37 Re: problems [caliberchic]
Sep 08, 2008 (4:38 am)
Good points about usage-I would think poor installation of the drain
by an assembly line worker could be the cause or again poor sealing
of the cowl/dash area on the assembly line which has been the subject
of a few posts on the net,irregardless it's not right and should be addressed
to each owners satisfaction.