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    classiccars is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Musty "Odor" smell when the windsheid defroster is turned on

    My wife's 2012 SRX has (had) a musty odor coming from the defroster vents when it was turned on. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it a problem or normal? What was the cause?

    Thanks

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    Re: Musty "Odor" smell when the windsheid defroster is turned on

    I had a musty/bad odor coming from my 2010 when A/C went on (I think the defroster will cycle the A/C also). But anyway, I changed the cabin air filter and it took care of the problem. The car had around 16k miles on it at the time. I was surprised the cabin filter was as dirty as it was, so I think it's doing it's job!

    It's an easy install, you can do it yourself for around 15 bucks!

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    Re: Musty "Odor" smell when the windsheid defroster is turned on

    OK, So I started searching ebay for any new Cabin Filter deals. Some are saying that the 2010-2011 filters are not the same as the 2012 and/or the 2013. I would think these are all the same between the four years. Is part number: 13271191 correct for the 2012 SRX?

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    Quote Originally Posted by classiccars
    My wife's 2012 SRX has (had) a musty odor coming from the defroster vents when it was turned on. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it a problem or normal? What was the cause?

    Thanks
    Lysol via the cabin air intake sometimes does the trick, too.

    Brian.

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