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    Default Funny smell after Air Con is turned off

    Evening all

    Had the Air Con on yesterday, this morning whilst driving to work (Air Con was off). I noticed a rather bizarre smell coming from the air vents it's kinda like a weak smell of Poo (for want of a better word).

    Anyone shed any light on it.

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    Try something similar to this mate, works a treat and removes any bugs that may be in the system

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165632

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    they all do it, might need a clean if it hasn't been used much - it must be used even in winter.

    I turn mine on for 10-20 mins a week in winter.

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    Only got the Car in January :-)

    I take it this stuff is easy to use (don't need a degree in engineering or anything).

    Cheers

    john.robertson2 & Judas

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    Set it on the passenger side rear floor.Turn on the engine and the air-con/recirculation mode. Press the button on top of the can till it locks on, close the door and let it do the rest. Simples

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    yeah - really easy - I found it didnt last that long though.

    close all the windows, put the aircon on full whack, push the drivers seat forward and place it in the rear footwell and press the button - then quickly close the door - let it empty itselfs and then wait.

    see here---- http://www.commaoil.com/News/newsairconcleanhtm.htm

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    Well I guess I can manage to do that without messing it up

    Thanks john.robertson2 & Judas

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    Or, for a cheaper but still very efficient option, spary a good anti bacterial spray (Neutradol, Dettol etc.) through the cabin air intake with the fan going for about 30 secs. Oh, and remove the pollen filter first. Then set the blowers to "re-circ" and leave for as long as you want.

    If you've still got the mustiness smell, repeat as above. A £3 can will go a long way.

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    After using Car plan air con cleaner I found it left my motor smelling of puke for a few days

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    spary a good anti bacterial spray (Neutradol, Dettol etc.) through the cabin air intake with the fan going for about 30 secs.
    I take it the Air Intake is to the rear under the front seats ?

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