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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-19-2007, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Craigie129
Can anyone tell me how to change the air filters for the internal vent system as I am getting a strange odour through my air vents. Anyone had the same problem
Sounds to me like an aircon problem. Bacteria build up on heat exchangers over time and need disinfecting. Is it more noticable if you have run the air-con for a while & then turn off the air-con but keep the fan running. Does it smell a bit like sweaty socks? If it does, Halfords sell a product to clean & disinfect the air-con system. I have used it 2x inthe past on previous cars & if I recall correctly it is made by Comma.It's about £10-£12 a can. It's easy to use & works a treat.& makes the car smell nice.
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guys, i am having the same problem in a 2004 c240 i bought in Dec 07 as Star Certified. The smell got more pronounced as the weather grew warmer (i am in Toronto). Changed the air filter fewdays back and it helped a bit but not fully. So, today M-B are doing the heater core desinfectant+ sealer+aromatizer treatment for 60 canadian $. Will update if it fixed my smelly vents.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 10:29 AM
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Quote: Let the System Dry .........Interesting comment.
I always run in the last 5 minutes with the air off to stop the pooling of water in the garage from the dripping AC. Now I realize that it has other benefits as well.

When we get a smell in our cars, sometimes it's a little critter that has hidden in the wrong place and expired.
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