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E-Con Smell

Shaunos Jun 9, 2013

  1. Shaunos

    Shaunos New Member

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    When I run the E-con in low there's a urine smell. In A/C mode it's fine. I recently renewed the cabin filter for a carbon type. Any ideas?
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    It needs a aircon bomb to clean out the bacteria in the system, you can buy these at various places, try this 1st with aircon on full & the recirc button enabled or its pointless, as Jeff found out recently lol.

    Audi do offer a fumigate option, but try this 1st as they charge allot more.
     
  3. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Thank you for reminding everyone. :blush:
     
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  4. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    I love you too :p
     
  5. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Heheheh!

    On a serious note to Shaunos, the Comma aerosol cleaner is really excellent. Even if it doesn't fully cure the smell first time (which it probably will), treating it again with a second can will still be way cheaper than any dealer treatment. I also saved the cost of a new cabin filter by cleaning and re-using the existing one.
     
  6. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    I think mine cost around £26 at Audi when it was in for a service. The aircon bomb was on offer, but they forgot to list it on the works so I wasn't charged, though I did mention it.

    Had to clean the inside of the windows a few times afterwards though as it left a kind film on them.
     
  7. GarJE

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    Pull the glovebox off and you'll see a rubber plug on the side of the evaporator core.

    Direct a jet of water into that and catch the run-out from the floor vents with a towel.

    Best solution I've found to the smell.

    Lasts 3-4 years.
     
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  8. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Oh, and last of all, if you want to get rid of the urine smell for good, stop peeing in the air vents. :thumbsup:
     

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