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Hello,

I searched the forums, found very little on the subject. Hope someone can help me out please. 2006 TBSS with a really nasty smell coming from the AC vents when AC is first turned on. It is mold, I believe....does anyone know how to get rid of it? I already sprayed Lysol into the vents and cowl area outside the car....also tried professional grade cleaners that I ran down the vents with a small hose....it gets better for about a day then the smell comes right back. I believe the mold lives on the evaporator....do I have to tear the whole dash apart to get rid of this problem? Does anyone have any suggestions or instructions for the Evaporator removal and what to do once I get to the Evaporator? Last thing i want to do is get there and not be able to solve the problem...this forums rocks....Thank you in advance for any help you can offer me....
 

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Your AC drain may be plugged

if you haven't checked that, pop the hood and follow the AC lines to the firewall.

There is a rubber fitting to the right of the lines. It should be dripping with the engine running and AC on.

If it's not, remove it and stick a shop vac over the hole. This should suck most of the ugly out of the box.

Clean the rubber fitting up and jam it back on there.....Bam you're done.
 

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Find a shop that has this type of service. I have this at my shop. It works great. I use it once a year in my personal vehicles. It can help with cars that have been smoked in also.

I see you're in South Florida....I'm in Miami. Do you have a shop or know a shop that can do this for me? The smell is horrible and I'm considering changing the evaporator....that's how bad it is.
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Maybe it was a clogged cabin filter the whole time.
 
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