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    Hi folks got a stink coming from my air system in the car.
    It's only when the car is on cold air

    I can't smell it when on hot or aircon is on.
    I have changed the pollen filt and done one of those aircon bomb for purifying the air system and still the bad smell.

    Any ideas, I was thinking of spraying some detol antibacterial air freshener in to the air intake with the pollen filter of but I'm not sure if that is safe?

    Also another problem in the passenger footwell when the fan is on low speed i can hear it ticking, is the motor for the fan on the way out?

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    I've a similar prob and now the air is only cold on one side. Anyone know if a regas and 'debug' at kwikfit might clean it out??

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    no mate i have this problem too like a pungent smell i have had complete debug clean out and disinfect and regas but still the same after85 quid later but does go colder now

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    Also have this strange 'musty' smell when on cold air (not air con). Will watch this thread with interest........

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    yeah i have a strange musty smell as well....cold air....no a\c.....well its not actually me , its the car, but none-the-less its there. was going to change pollen filter??

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    Me too, changed the pollen filter but still the same, even if the car has been left overnight the musty smell smacks right in the face soon as the door is opened. Subscribed.

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    Oh i see, mine only smells when the fan is blowing.
    You sure its not something that may have been dropped and is lurking under one of the seats!!

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    Only my guts lol, no seriously i have checked under seats even checked for water ingress nothing found, smells like mildew/damp smell.

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    You all need to clean your ac systems out, I'm sure you can still get canisters that are set off in the footwell and the doors closed, left for 30 mins then open the doors to get rid of the fumes and your ac system will be disinfected and clean. Halfords do a product for it but haven't used it before.

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    Sometimes if the system hasn't been done for a long time it needs done a few times

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