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    Thread: Difference between big/small snowflake a/c setting?

    1. 06-02-2012 12:35 PM #1
      What's the difference in terms of system operation?
      And why is it when I use small snowflake my a/c smells like feet?

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      06-02-2012 01:28 PM #2
      the small snowflake will cycle the system on/off whereas the large snowflake will run it constantly. Your feet smell is probably related to the amount of humidity in the air, especially right before it is about to turn on again in the cycle (when humidity would get through the most).

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      06-02-2012 02:01 PM #3
      there is bacteria in your evaporator.

      "When moisture condenses on the evaporator, it’s supposed to drip drain away. However, very often the drain will become clogged and/or it won’t drain quickly enough. If water can stagnate inside the evaporator unit, this water grows mold and bacteria that causes your vehicle’s air conditioning system to smell — especially immediately after the system is first turned on."

    4. 06-02-2012 04:17 PM #4
      where is the drain hole?

    5. 06-02-2012 04:18 PM #5
      how do i kill the bacteria?

    6. 06-02-2012 04:23 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by the4ork View Post
      where is the drain hole?
      IIRC it's on the pass side towards the bottom of the firewall. It'll look like a piece of rubber hose that goes nowhere.

      Quote Originally Posted by the4ork View Post
      how do i kill the bacteria?
      Lysol. Or fire. Whichever you think would work best.
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      06-02-2012 05:26 PM #7
      Big snowflake means the mode of the air conditioner while recirculation. That means no air enters from the outside and out of the cabin at the foot of the front passenger. Apparently, the smell of his feet.

    8. 06-03-2012 01:40 AM #8
      I do think these cars have recirculation, would be nice tho. Id also like a filter :/

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