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I have a question I've had my r.s 1.0 for about 6 months now and I took it in to the dealer for the 5,000 mile oil changed and about 2 days ago this weird "pee" like smelled started coming out when i turned the A/C on does any one know what it could be? This is my first car so I dont really know anything about them.
 

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my old mazda protoge did that for about a year, but its gone now..lol yeah smells like PISSSSSSS its kinda gross.
 

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Mold sometimes comes out of the A/C when you dont use it all winter. that's why you should still have it on when you're using the heat in the winter. Just let it run and hopefully the smell will go away.
 

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The thing is I always have the A/C on i live in souther california it's hot most of the time here. It's weird because the smell only comes out for like the fist minute that i have the A/C on then it fades away but it still bothers .
 

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Q. When I use my air conditioner I get a very strong musty odor. Is there anything that can be done to eliminate this smell?

A. This is a common problem that customers complain about in many different types of vehicles. The first component to check is the air conditioner drain. This eliminates condensation that forms when the air conditioner is used. If the drain is clear, there is a procedure that can be performed to disinfect the air conditioner's evaporator and help eliminate this odor.
 

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Stop peeing in your A/C vents.
 

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Originally posted by basilisk4+Nov 20 2005, 12:11 PM-->QUOTE (basilisk4 @ Nov 20 2005, 12:11 PM)
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sometimes the smell comes from the filter.. just a thought
What filter? [/b]
im sure there is a filter for the A/C
otherwise you would just be bringing in dusty air (in construction sites for example)
now whether that filter is the cause of the piss smell or not, i do not know
 

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Go to the dealer and tell them you wanted freon...not peeon!
 

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Originally posted by moriarty+Nov 21 2005, 07:22 PM-->QUOTE (moriarty @ Nov 21 2005, 07:22 PM)
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@Nov 20 2005, 08:46 AM
Stop peeing in your A/C vents. 
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of course. the first time i take a look at this thread, it opens up to me reading this. nice.
 

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yeah why the vents? thats what cupholders are for
 

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Yeah I had the same problem and it seems like Toyota's, BMW, and a bunch of cars have that problem with the AC smelling or just air being brought in by the vents. Apparently most dealership tell you to deal with it or they try to please you by putting in a new cabin filter (although the TC doesn't have one). I believe to get to your problem you would have to basically get to the the evaporator and coil then disinfect and kill the mold/mildew. This is pretty tough because most cars require you to take the dash apart. So the basic problem is that when the AC is used there is condensation that is built up and then mold/mildew starts to grow in there eventually if it does not dried out. A way to try to avoid this is to turn off the AC before you get to you destination and turn on the heat to get rid of most of the condensation. Yeah tough to handle when your in hot weather.

Anyways try this before pull apart the dash. Get a can of lysol disinfectant. Make sure you get something that will smell good or else just the smell of lysol may be worse then mildew. Then start your car and roll all windows down. Turn on the heat to full bast and at the bottom of your windshield on the outside of the car by the wiper arms you will hear and feel the air sucking in through the vents. With Lysol can in hand, spray the mofo into that sucking vent. Make sure you switch up the vents that are open and closed. Hopefully this will kill some of the mildew odor. This worked for me but something tells me that it will be an ongoing battle. Hope that helps
 

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