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    Default My a/c stinks!!!

    So I've been reading up this afternoon and apparently the a/c system and vents can get a little mouldy if your not careful at blowing warm air prior to turning the car off.... well apparently I'm not carefull cause as soon as I start the car up it fucking stinks of dirty ass socks.

    Now what?

    Anyone have any experience getting the dealer to clean the shit? Or an a/c shop?

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    spray your air filter with lysol

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    http://www.bgprod.com/products/climatecontrol.html

    Don't know if it works but with a little research this product seems to always come up when it comes to A/C stench.

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    Originally posted by defekt1
    http://www.bgprod.com/products/climatecontrol.html

    Don't know if it works but with a little research this product seems to always come up when it comes to A/C stench.
    Any idea who sells that stuff?

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    Take your socks off the dash

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    Replace your EP3 cabin air filter, also check your drain hole for the AC system to make sure its open.

    Then lysol.

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    Try changing the cabin air filter like revelations said. I think they are $12 a piece from the dealership, well that's what they told me the last time I talked to them.

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    Get a JDM climate control unit, that way it smells like the used underwear of highschool girls.

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    Mine smells the odd time as well, but usually only right when I turn the ac off, for 30seconds maybe.. I just jacked the car up and there seems to be steady air/water drops coming out of the drain.. And my cabin filter is fine, since I make those myself. It was also a fresh recharge 2 or 3 yrs ago..
    Last edited by Supa Dexta; 07-28-2008 at 08:54 PM.

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    Originally posted by BerserkerCatSplat
    Get a JDM climate control unit, that way it smells like the used underwear of highschool girls.

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    Originally posted by revelations
    Replace your EP3 cabin air filter, also check your drain hole for the AC system to make sure its open.

    Then lysol.
    Filter was just replaced a month ago or so.... i pulled them out to check and they're still fresh.


    Originally posted by BerserkerCatSplat
    Get a JDM climate control unit
    Good call!!! I just bought the JDM unit... its coming overnight from Japan.

    But untill it arrives my car smells like "fresh linens" haha.... sprayed the intake vents and then ran the a/c, fan, and heater with all the windows down for a good 15 minutes. Guess we'll see what happens.

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    Originally posted by BerserkerCatSplat
    Get a JDM climate control unit, that way it smells like the used underwear of highschool girls.

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    Originally posted by 88CRX


    Any idea who sells that stuff?
    Your dealership should carry these stuff. I know mine does but I'm all the way in Surrey, BC.

    That little bottle goes for around $15 and you spray it on your vents either outside where it sucks air in or the inside.

    Leave your car on full blast (Not A/C), when you're finished with the bottle, leave the car off for an hour or two to completely remove the smell and gunk.

    Also, after using this. I recommend using a/c up until 5-10mins on arrival of your destination and switch to blowing air, that will prevent that nasty mouldy smell.

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    Originally posted by Supa Dexta
    Mine smells the odd time as well, but usually only right when I turn the ac off, for 30seconds maybe.. I just jacked the car up and there seems to be steady air/water drops coming out of the drain.. And my cabin filter is fine, since I make those myself. It was also a fresh recharge 2 or 3 yrs ago..
    I get the same thing, if I leave the vent on right after turning the a/c off

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    Originally posted by bobby_lu


    I get the same thing, if I leave the vent on right after turning the a/c off


    ya same here.. whats up with that
    trying is the first step towards failure


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    Hope it isn't like Seinfeld.

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    Originally posted by Spoons
    Hope it isn't like Seinfeld.
    BBO?? Beyond B.O??

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    Originally posted by BerserkerCatSplat
    Get a JDM climate control unit, that way it smells like the used underwear of highschool girls.
    I lol'd

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    I think you have to know a few things about Japanese sex-culture to really understand that one

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    Originally posted by BerserkerCatSplat
    Get a JDM climate control unit, that way it smells like the used underwear of highschool girls.

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