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Old 06-24-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Hey guys
i have a TJ 05 and my a/c smells ...weird ... musty
the previous owner was smoker, how i can clean the a/c ? is any manual pdf.? how i can open the dashboard and the a/c?
and get rid of that smell ooooooh that smell :P



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Old 06-24-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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Try running it on "Fresh Air" instead of "Recirculate" and that will dry it up. When the A/C recirculates the same air it tends to get mold.

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Old 06-24-2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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Whats AC? Is that when you take the doors off?
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:32 PM   #4
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my dad had a ZJ with stinky air problems. he sprayed a diluted bleach solution in where the intake is for the a/c. that worked pretty good.
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Whats AC? Is that when you take the doors off?
Next thing you know they'll put put power windows and locks on them.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:19 PM   #6
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Turn the vent on and the fan on high. Then spray a moderate amount of Lysol into the HVAC air intake which is under the cowling in front of the windshield. The fan will suck it into the HVAC ducting. As soon as you're done spraying, turn the fan off and shut the vent off. By the time you get the fan turned off and the vent shut, the Lysol should be pretty well distributed through the ducting and after a day or two, it should be ok.

The carpeting and upholstery is probably full of smoke too, I'd spray a bottle or two of Febreeze odor eliminator onto them.
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cant be worse than me. im on my 27th hour in airports
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Turn the vent on and the fan on high. Then spray a moderate amount of Lysol into the HVAC air intake which is under the cowling in front of the windshield. The fan will suck it into the HVAC ducting. As soon as you're done spraying, turn the fan off and shut the vent off. By the time you get the fan turned off and the vent shut, the Lysol should be pretty well distributed through the ducting and after a day or two, it should be ok.

The carpeting and upholstery is probably full of smoke too, I'd spray a bottle or two of Febreeze odor eliminator onto them.
I've done this with bleach (Clorox) it works pretty well. I had a mouse crawl up in the blower area and die, while we were on vacation. When I came back its was smelling awful.

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