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      Damsel Diva CurlyLocks
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      Why does my car smell of fish & how can I get rid of the smell!?!

      LOL well the topic says it all... I bought a car 2nd hand on Wednesday and it smells!
      It smells exactly like Copydex glue.... I've rather attractively sniffed all the seats and carpets and I can't find where the smell is coming from.
      Doesn't seem to be coming from the blowers/air con....

      Febreze masks it to an extent but when returning to car after its been locked up for a while the smell is back..
      I'm thinking of sprinkling bicarb of soda throughout tonight and hoovering out in the morning...

      Does anyone else have an idea what it may be or HOW I can shift it?

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      Mummy of 2 now :-)
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      Re: Why does my car smell of fish & how can I get rid of the smell!?!

      Lovely

      I have no idea sorry but this did make me chuckle.





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      Damsel Diva CurlyLocks
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      Re: Why does my car smell of fish & how can I get rid of the smell!?!

      Lmao thanks! It's a NIGHTMARE hahaha
      I've jst spent ages googling it and it people seem to suggest it might be to do with heater matrix or pollen filter.
      What a nuisance! lol

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      Re: Why does my car smell of fish & how can I get rid of the smell!?!

      No idea but might go someway to explaining why it was sold!
      Good luck! x
      DS born April 2007
      DD born Feb 2010

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      Re: Why does my car smell of fish & how can I get rid of the smell!?!

      Im sure I read somewhere that that fishy smell can be an indicator of some sort of electrical issue so it might not be as silly as you think and could be worth getting checked out

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      Slack Mummy myzzterri
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      Re: Why does my car smell of fish & how can I get rid of the smell!?!

      DH says "not taking the p!ss, but have you actually checked under the bonnet to make sure no-one's put any fish there as a practical joke"

      (he reckons it's not unknown!! )

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      Slack Mummy myzzterri
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      Re: Why does my car smell of fish & how can I get rid of the smell!?!

      Quote Originally Posted by McMummyTTC View Post
      Febreze masks it to an extent but when returning to car after its been locked up for a while the smell is back..
      Do you mean before you've even turned the engine on?

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      Damsel Diva CurlyLocks
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      Re: Why does my car smell of fish & how can I get rid of the smell!?!

      Yep its before I've turned engine on & yep checked under bonnet
      It seems to be just inside the car

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      Slack Mummy myzzterri
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      Re: Why does my car smell of fish & how can I get rid of the smell!?!

      mmm - nice... but would suggest that it isn't an electrical problem?

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      Damsel Diva CurlyLocks
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      Re: Why does my car smell of fish & how can I get rid of the smell!?!

      It seems to clear within a few mins or once I open a window..... going to have a proper investigation tomorrow and maybe get the carpets & seats shampoo'd :(

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