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i got a 2007 5-door and whenever i have the fan power turned on and the A/C not on a really bad smell comes out of the vents..any idea on what it could be or if its serious??

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If you had the A/C going at some earlier time (days,wks,mon), the condensation from the cold air could have "molded" in your vent ducts and tubing. To prevent this, I generally turn my A/C off about 4 mi from destination. Turn on fan full power using outside air. This way, the inside vents and tubing will be dried by the time I park my car. Where I live, sometimes it gets warm and any moisture in the car will cause mold to grow very quickly. My wife's minivan is notorious of that cause she always drives w/A/C on and the kids leave drinks half full. By the time she re-enters the car, the car smells musty and mildewy.

Try cleaning out your vents and ducting by turning on your fan full blast (engine & a/c off), spray some disinfectant from the cabin air input vents. Don't use Lysol as that will dry in your ducts and produce an unpleasant "sour" odor once it is dried.

We have a product that uses Meelium for auto vents. Goto http://www.prowax.com/perfumes.shtml
Here is the site to read up about Meelium: http://www.prentiss.com/Products/meelium1.htm
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If you had the A/C going at some earlier time (days,wks,mon), the condensation from the cold air could have "molded" in your vent ducts and tubing. To prevent this, I generally turn my A/C off about 4 mi from destination. Turn on fan full power using outside air. This way, the inside vents and tubing will be dried by the time I park my car. Where I live, sometimes it gets warm and any moisture in the car will cause mold to grow very quickly. My wife's minivan is notorious of that cause she always drives w/A/C on and the kids leave drinks half full. By the time she re-enters the car, the car smells musty and mildewy.

Try cleaning out your vents and ducting by turning on your fan full blast (engine & a/c off), spray some disinfectant from the cabin air input vents. Don't use Lysol as that will dry in your ducts and produce an unpleasant "sour" odor once it is dried.

We have a product that uses Meelium for auto vents. Goto http://www.prowax.com/perfumes.shtml
Here is the site to read up about Meelium: http://www.prentiss.com/Products/meelium1.htm
Good luck![/b]
Very well put. You just saved me a whole lot of typing

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If you had the A/C going at some earlier time (days,wks,mon), the condensation from the cold air could have "molded" in your vent ducts and tubing. To prevent this, I generally turn my A/C off about 4 mi from destination. Turn on fan full power using outside air. This way, the inside vents and tubing will be dried by the time I park my car. Where I live, sometimes it gets warm and any moisture in the car will cause mold to grow very quickly. My wife's minivan is notorious of that cause she always drives w/A/C on and the kids leave drinks half full. By the time she re-enters the car, the car smells musty and mildewy.

Try cleaning out your vents and ducting by turning on your fan full blast (engine & a/c off), spray some disinfectant from the cabin air input vents. Don't use Lysol as that will dry in your ducts and produce an unpleasant "sour" odor once it is dried.

We have a product that uses Meelium for auto vents. Goto http://www.prowax.com/perfumes.shtml
Here is the site to read up about Meelium: http://www.prentiss.com/Products/meelium1.htm
Good luck![/b]

thanks for the advice, ill try it out

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