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post #1 of 57 Old 02-08-2015, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Bad stinky odor from AC

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any idea why is there a foul smell coming out from the AC, especially during the initial phase of starting the car? Read online and it could be due to mildew, gotten a bottle of Lysol but im not able to find the ext air intake vent to spray it in, can someone tell me the location?

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What car had this issue. They had the dealer sanitise the system I think but yo can read up on it. Try an air con cleaner ,aerosol from halfords if dealer isn't handy.
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@jeremybingham - was the A/C issue reported in the WhatCar edition you speak of to do with MINIs?

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Yes def was and mini sorted it under warranty. Will have a look for it.
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Def was a Mini f56 and fixed by dealer under warranty
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Here you go, 13th Oct post. They sanitised the pollen filter simple s

http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/october/1315720
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Hi guys, I've gotten a can of Lysol and intend to spray into the air intake from outside. Can someone tell me where's the location of the external air intake vent? Was told it shld be location near the wiper?
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The what car dealer tookk the pollen filter out and sprayed it-think that is your best bet-give it a good squirting and then dry it out; or buy one of those aerosols you leave open in the car with the recirculate and fan runnning-halford s sell them
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@jeremybingham - as ever very helpful - thanks very much for posting the link. Maybe something died up in the system somewhere?!
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We sometimes saw a dead rat put into new car door panels when i worked at Morris Motors when I was 15, - I'm 82 now. Maybe they've stopped all that nowadays.

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