It's not the filter. Chances are there's a little excess condensation left in the HVAC, due to the humidity from summertime, and it's causing a mold/mildew smell. I suggest keeping the car on the "outside air" setting, as compared to the "recirc", both when driving and leaving it parked, and it should help to dry it up a little.Originally posted by TheMaz39@Aug 14 2005, 04:01 PM
...anyone know why this happens? is it the filter even though its brand new?
Did it work?Originally posted by PSIVIC@Aug 24 2005, 03:39 PM
I've recently started having this "odour coming from vents" problem too. I did some research online and sure enough many people say to "dry" out the condenser by putting the heating on and driving around like that. Well, it's been at least four days of doing this with no improvement whatsoever. Apparently on the BMW forums a trick they use is to spray Lysol (the one that kills 99.9% of bacteria) into the intake of the HVAC system and run the heating. Gonna give that a try today, and if it works I'll let you know.
I agree, very easy to do and after 54k miles and not changing it it was dirty! Try Tiffany at Showcase her link is in my signature.easiest thing to do, litterally took less than 5 minutes... remove glove box, remove cabin filter cover, remove filter, replace filter with new one, put back cabin air filter cover, put back glove box.
went to my local mazda dealership and grabbed one for 20 bucks
i have less than 26k on my 6 so it wasnt that dirty, probably could have just vacuumed and reuse the cabin filter hahah[/b]