Re: Smelly air con in 156
To clear the smell
Run the air con on a high temp (over 28, the higher the temp the quicker to clear smell) for about 5 to 8 minutes, this kills off the smelly bacteria that grew in the pipes.
To prevent it in future; before you finish your journey when you are using the air con on a low temp, turn off the air con about 10 minutes before you will turn off your car and if you can: run the air con/climate control at a higher temp (about 25) to dry out the inside of the system - This prevents the build up of bacteria when the car is hot and the pipes are cold in the system.
I had this problem last year, I tired one of those air con cleaner bomb things and it didnt really work, I also changed the pollen fliters and found they were very clean already - then i read about the above on here and it worked!!