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Volkswagen Jetta, Heating / Cooling
#10 of 27 Re: Bad smell in 06 Jetta TDI [vwsue]
Feb 22, 2007 (8:51 pm)
You better check and replace your cabin filter of your VW. To replace a Volkswagen air cabin filter in most cases it can be done in a few minutes with minor tools. Wear protective gloves and eyewear when servicing. To replace cabin filter locate the air cabin filter housing it is usually under the dash on the passenger side compartment or under the hood near the rear of the cowl. Air cabin filters are similar to Volkswagen air filter but cabin filters have better filtering qualities.
#11 of 27 AC stops blowing at High Speed
Jun 24, 2008 (6:03 am)
My Jetta climate control seems to act strange on cooler days. The air blows from the vents at idle or slower sppeds up to apx. 60 MPH. At 60 or above the vent seems to close because I see that the fan is still operational and I can overide it manually by direct the air to the front vent. I had the vent control motors replace last year because of a ticking noise issue and I don't recall the problem before this repair. I had the dealer check it out but they told me they could not find the problem. Of course that day it was very hot so the blower was fully operational. Anyone have a similar experiance?
#12 of 27 Re: AC stops blowing at High Speed [defreitasm]
Feb 26, 2009 (6:58 am)
hey defreitasm, your ticking noise, was it a tick that would happen about 5 or 6 times, then go away for a few minutes, then happen again? i just bought a 06 GLI and this is happening to me and not sure what it is.
#13 of 27 Air Conditioning
May 07, 2010 (9:30 pm)
#14 of 27 Air Conditioning
May 07, 2010 (9:30 pm)
I need some real help with my A/C. I think the condenser fan is shot but I'm not sure how to go about fixing it and figuring out if that is really problem. Anyone have any advice?
#15 of 27 Re: Air Conditioning [jaydillo]
May 10, 2010 (4:39 pm)
A good tech would pull the relay and jumper the contacts to see if the fan will run.
*) If it does, try another relay. (usually can swap with like relay in the relay box.)
*) If not, suspect the fan itself is bad.
#16 of 27 2005 Jetta Cabin Filter
Jul 18, 2010 (12:44 pm)
I have recently been trying to find a DIY for replacing the cabin air filter for my 2005 Jetta, and the closest I came was this web site.
Although this is for a 1999 Vortes Jetta, I still went looking on my Jetta and found that this DIY did not apply to my car. Fortunately I did find where the filter is, even though the replacement that I had bought at WalMart was not the correct one.
The filer is located under the dash just behind (or in front) of the glove box. You will have to do as us Old-School guys did back when we installed our own steroes and such.
You will have to get on your back and go underneath the glove box. There is an insulation-type material between the glove box and the firewall held by 2 plastic screws.
Once the screws are removed usnig a slotted screw driver, the insulation can be peeled off easily and reveal the filter cavaty.
The filter is held in place by a hard plastic lid that is removed by sliding it off to one side.
Then just simply pull out the old filter and replace with a new one, or in my case I just cleaned out as much as possible between the folds and then replaced the same filter.
I hope this comes in handy for someone who was desperately searching as I was. I thought about taking photos on how to do it step-bystep, maybe on annother day when the temp isn't too hot.
#17 of 27 Re: Bad smell in 06 Jetta TDI [deryll]
Jun 09, 2011 (11:21 am)
I had the same problem with my '06 Passat last summer ('10). Smell was worse than sun-baking roadkill (pardon the graphic). My mechanic--"Superman"--had to order the cabin filter, but before he could change it, he sprayed the old filter with a super deodorizor, (don't know the brand or anything, but it was in a spray can) then let it run for 10-15 minutes with the vents blowing on high. Voila! 100% better. Took care of the smell/germs, stuff in the vents, too. I still had him change the filter a week or so later, and haven't had the issue since. "Superman" said the deodorizer can be purchased at an auto parts store--tell them what you want it for. Give it a try...Good luck!