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Here's an odd one. A local disgruntled body shop put dog crap in my HVAC venting somewhere. It is obvious when I either use the ground vents for heat or use recirc for the AC. When using the recirc, the smell is much much fainter. It has been relatively warm here so I hadn't used the heater on the floor until this am.

 

Why, you ask? Long story short, after having my vehicle for 3 weeks, the day I was to pick it up (dented rear quarter panel) I was told they hadn't started working on it and it'd be another 18 days to do it. Needless to say, I contacted my insurance who contacted the (then on vacation) owner of the shop. He put his foot down and the shop slapped the car back as fast as they could doing one of the worst jobs I had ever seen. Escalated again through insurance and the car was re-repaired. Along the way, some a-hole got a reaming from the owner an decided to exact his revenge.. Absolutely nobody else has worked on the vehicle and the smell is 100% unmistakable.

 

I have a shop who is going to look at it but pulling the dash is listed as a 10 hour chore - I'm guessing that isn't needed as the shop who did the body work wouldn't have had to go to that length - they had to pull some of the dash for some reason (I have no idea what), as well as the headliner down the side of the vehicle.

 

Has anyone dug into their dash at all? Anyone happen to have a diagram of the channel/HVAC unit?

 

 

Thanks!

S

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If I were doing it, I'd take the easy way to do it. I'd pull the blower motor out and put it into the heater housing.

(What makes you think it's dog feces)?

 

Consider the heath effects of this. It's not the smell that's bad, it's the airborne bacteria that's dangerous. If you could prove any of this, you could have the prick arrested for endangering your health. This stuff can cause all kinds of disease. Very serious.

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+topics/health+conditions+prevention+and+treatment/infectious+diseases/ways+infectious+diseases+spread

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If I were doing it, I'd take the easy way to do it. I'd pull the blower motor out and put it into the heater housing.

(What makes you think it's dog feces)?

 

Consider the heath effects of this. It's not the smell that's bad, it's the airborne bacteria that's dangerous. If you could prove any of this, you could have the prick arrested for endangering your health. This stuff can cause all kinds of disease. Very serious.

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+topics/health+conditions+prevention+and+treatment/infectious+diseases/ways+infectious+diseases+spread

 

Well, I suppose I can't say I know 100% that it's dog feces - but I've smelt my share of dog feces and it smells pretty much like the rest. I did some brief checking and it seems to be the front passenger side floor where the smell is coming from. I don't even know where to begin, in terms of what to remove or look for. This is one I really wish was my imagination - unfortunately, it isn't.

 

I pulled the glove box - there is a sealed box behind it - is that HVAC related? Wondering if it would help to take a peek inside.

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