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Cigarette in the ac vent

Any damage done to the car (likely, none) will have already been done. What you will have, however, is a car that will smell like theres a cigarette in the vent when the AC or heating is on. You'll ...
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What is this small vent?

It's an interior temperature sensor for cars with automatic A/C. This is on my car, a Mitsubishi Lancer it's not in the same location but it serves the same purpose.
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Cigarette in the ac vent

You need to get it out or your car will smell like a lucky strike forever! Fortunately, it's dead easy to remove the side air vents on a fiesta, they are easily popped out using a plastic body tool. ...
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AC stops blowing air after a period of time

The evaporator is ahead of the heater core. If the expansion valve is faulty, it will make the evaporator core too cold. When this happens the condensation on the evaporator core freezes. This plugs ...
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No air coming from footwell vents. VW Passat

Got it working again! I removed the glovebox and the wheel connected to the motor on the other side became visible, giving it a little push while pressing the according button on the control panel got ...
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Why do my car's air vents automatically close shut when the car is shut down?

Most vehicles which you hear the vents close after shutdown is due to the vents being vacuum operated. They are vacuum operated in one direction and have a spring which returns them to a "home&...
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AC stops blowing air after a period of time

"I've already had about $2500 put into this issue and the Honda dealership has so far failed to reproduce the issue nor fix the issue." Unfortunately, dealers fall into two distinctive areas;...
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Rattling noise inside driver side air vent

As I mentioned in the comments, you can try looking down the vent with a flashlight to see if the object is visible. On the off chance the object is made of ferrous material, you can get a telescoping ...
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HVAC Flow Control - A/C Won't Blow Through Dash Only

There's a metal cable that connects the climate control unit to whatever it is that directs the air flow. The cable could be seen underneath the dash directly (on the driver's side, near the center ...
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Cutting into hood beams

Is it safe to cut into these beams to make room for bonnet vents? If not, are there any alternatives? I would say no. Its not safe to cut into your hoods support beams. The reasons where stated in ...
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How to un jam air conditioner vents

The first thing I'd try is to use a flat bladed screwdriver to gently pry the vent slats back to the open position. Chances are you'll have a bit of a pop and they'll move again. If you exercise them ...
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Windshield vent

A 2002 BMW is a nice classic car. Unfortunately you will have to start dismantling the dashboard starting from the top piece. Usually it's phillips screws, some under little moveable covers. Find a ...
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Trouble finding a fuse

If the fan is working, I'm guessing you have a mode door or actuator problem within the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) air handling system. The HVAC system is uses small electric ...
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1991 F-250 vent always blows hot air

Your truck should have a vacuum actuated blend door actuator which looks something like this: One of four things (I can think of) are going on with it: The vacuum line to the actuator is pinched or ...
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What is "A/C Vent Mist Service"?

Ozone treatments can be effective in destroying "life" in a car. Bacteria, fungi, bugs, etc. However, aside from the human health risk, which is really only a factor during the treatment and ...
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What is "A/C Vent Mist Service"?

Take a look at the question here. It's common for A/C's to smell like wet dogs, fungus, or any other unpleasant equivalent smell. It develops over time, and worse if the A/C is used only once in a ...
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What is "A/C Vent Mist Service"?

The way the service should work is as follows. If your car is equipped with a cabin air filter, that filter is removed. A special machine is put on the passenger floor. The AC system is set to ...
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What, if any, kind of mesh can I place over my cabin ventilation intake duct?

I was going to suggest something like body filler wire gauze but if I remember correctly rodents chew through that. We had mice in a caravan once that chewed through body filler gauze rather easily. ...
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