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Certain smell is coming out from the air vent everytime i open the A/C.

I got a problem with a certain smell coming out from the vent everytime I open my A/C or heater. I am not sure what causing this smell. I tried to swith off the A/C every time I arrive home, and keep the air blower open for few minutes before I switch off the engine to dry the mold, if ever there is, in the cabin air filter. It doesn't work. So I thought I have to have my cabin air filter be changed. Can I change my cabin air filter myself? Is the cabin air filter the same as the engine air filter? I got my engine air filter cahnged a few months ago.

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Cabin air filter is inside a compartment behind your glove box. pretty simple to fix if you can figure out how to take off your glove box door. the filter is little different than the air filter, thinner. May help to spray some Frigi-freeze or Fridgi-Fresh stuff on it to help kill bacteria. an auto parts store should have some for the a/c system.

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