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Old 05-30-13, 08:44 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where to connect the evaporator core cleaner? The foam cleaner has a tube that connects to...

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Old 06-05-13, 10:55 AM   #2
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Does anyone know where to connect the evaporator core cleaner? The foam cleaner has a tube that connects to...

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Well...I found the drain on firewall on the passenger side and emptied the entire contents of the can as instructed. The liquid dripped back down the tube and no more funky smell. The dealer charges around $150 for this type of service and the foam canister was only $11 on Summit. The dealer also didn't want to sell me the foam either, just the aerosol spray (bomb) for inside the cabin ($49).

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Old 06-05-13, 11:34 AM   #3
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nice. I wonder if this is a common problem? At least it's good to know you can do it yourself and not have to take it to the dealership.
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nice. I wonder if this is a common problem? At least it's good to know you can do it yourself and not have to take it to the dealership.
This happened on my gf's 2011 BMW 328i last year. However she took it to the dealer and they did the service.

If you run the fresh air vent when you run the A/C you shouldn't have a problem, or switch to fresh air before you reach your destination.

Needless to say we are both on fresh air ventilation.
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I have used a similar product called Einszett Klima Cleaner on a few cars and their instructions are to insert it into the center dash vents to let the foam surround and clean the evaporator. It works very well. I do not see how shooting it up the water drain tube could accomplish as thorough a cleaning.

http://www.1z-usa.com/klima-cleaner_application.html

Years ago I was at my local Honda dealer when they had terrible A/C mold problems and this was before the invention of products like Klima Cleaner or BG Frigi Fresh. The dealer had cases of Lysol spray disenfectant which they advised were sprayed in all the vents inside and outside the car!

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If you run the fresh air vent when you run the A/C you shouldn't have a problem, or switch to fresh air before you reach your destination.
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Sewell Lexus Parts sells a 2 step Toyota AC refresher kit fir about $20.

My local Lexus dealer did mine under warranty at 10 months for free.

I was also told to switch to outside air rather than recirculate prior to shutting down to park.

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