New Cigarette Smoke Smell from Air Con?

SierraTango

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Sep 11, 2018
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Edinburgh
Hi,

As the title suggests, I can now smell a new cigarette smoke/something foosty from the air con.

I don't smoke, I don't allow any passengers to smoke in the car, plus the smell weirdly only appeared once I got in the car after finishing work (the car journey there smelled fine :shrug:). I've been fiddling about trying to air the car out, and the smell is not apparent at the coldest setting - but above 23 degrees, it's honking. Also worse when air is directed at the footwell. I was wondering if:

1a. Does this maybe need some sort of filter cleaned/changed?
1b. If so, what's the best filter to get?
2. Other suggestions/products to help get rid of the smell?

Thanks in advance!
 

Rooster

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Oct 27, 2018
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Might be worth a look at the cabin filter, could be damp etc and due a change. Not expensive from Eurocarparts using the discount code, it's located behind the glove box and there is a diy on this site somewhere as well.
 
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DEAN0

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Any chance your car is parked near the smoking area at work ?

Could your workmates be having a laugh and have dropped something in to the air intake area ?
 
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SierraTango

Active Member
Sep 11, 2018
18
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Edinburgh
Might be worth a look at the cabin filter, could be damp etc and due a change. Not expensive from Eurocarparts using the discount code, it's located behind the glove box and there is a diy on this site somewhere as well.

I'll give that a go, I'm sure I liked a 'How To..' post on that a while back.
Also, what's this discount code for Eurocarparts? I've never seen one on the forum (right enough, I haven't needed any parts yet).

Any chance your car is parked near the smoking area at work ?

Could your workmates be having a laugh and have dropped something in to the air intake area ?

Possibly, maybe customers - I worked at a supermarket but tended to park with other colleagues. Is it just a case of lifting up the bonnet and clearing any debris yeah?

and cheers @EFF11, will give that a go till I can check the filter.
 

Rooster

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Hi, if you go on the Eurocarparts website they usually have a discount code on the front page, it tends to vary between 30 to 50% but they always seem to have one!
 

Legojon

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That happens sometimes when the car in front throws out a fag end and it lands on your intake

Really annoys me. Had it happen before and it got stuck in my grill and carried on smoking. Stunk my car out.
 
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