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I have noticed in the tc, also in accords, and most other cars, there is a sour smell that comes out of the vents after using the a/c with the internal air circulation on. Has anyone else noticed this and anyone know why its gotta smell so bad?
 

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You have mildew in your heat exchanger. They make mildew killers for this, and they are easy to find in normally humid climates. If you live in a high humidity area, just go to any air conditioning service for a "cleaning." All they do is spray a mildew killer into the vent with the a/c on and it freshens the whole thing.
 

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Or, you could live with it as I have for my entire driving life. In my experience, it goes away just a few seconds after turning on the A/C.
 

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I first noticed this after my first wash. I don't understand why it would start smelling after a car wash (unless water is draining where it shouldn't)? Anyone try what lo bux suggested? I think I'll complain to the dealer first. If they wont fix it, then I'll try the spray.
 

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Smoking has nothing to do with it.
 

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I live by my the theory of the Mooninites (ATHF) "Smoke while you do it!". and have never experienced a "sour" smell But then again I seldom use the AC because it posed so much of a problem in my former vehicle, I just roll the windows down.
 
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