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Old 12-20-2006, 05:39 AM
 
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Default Smells like crayons...HELP!!

Ok so here is my problem...ever since I can remember my 2002 VR6 Jetta has smelled like crayons...yes, crayons. I have tried everything I could think of to get rid of the smell but nothing has worked. Its soaked into the fabric of my car (other than the leather seats).

No, I dont draw pictures in my car and lose the crayons, and no I dont advertise for crayola. I've heard pretty much all the jokes. My car is even
referred to as "the black crayon". [:@]

Things I have tried:
- Windows down to air out the car on a windy day
- Washed interior including carpets (smell is soaked into carpets & cant remove it even after machine wash)
- Sprayed ozium inside car/vents
- Sprayed Fabreeze
- Used carpet powder
- Bounce sheets in vents (worked for a few)
- Car fresheners
(becomes a mix of the car freshener smell and crayons combined)

Nothing seems to work.

Any ideas of what else I could do?? HELP PLEASE!! I cant take this anymore!!

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bummer, ive had two stinky episodes in my other cars, and dryer sheets under the seats always worked, never thought of them in the vents,
at least it doesnt smell like mildew or something bad,
my single cab dakota smelt like gummy bears cause my gf left an opened bag on the seat under the console, and they melted in teh texas heat and ran down the back of the seat and into the carpet behind, never got it all out either, still a patch of gummy back there when i sold it. haha.
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LOLOL What did the people say about the gummy bear stain when they bought it?

Yea, I put the dryer sheets in my vents and it smelled so fresh hehe. But I think the crayon smell is some sort of mildew...I dunno.

My vents still blow air even when the air is off and when it rains the smell gets really funky. I've had it with this smell...its such a pain.
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Issa4you10-
Dont think your alone:::
My car smells like crayons too!
Oh ****, I"m gonna have to be Black Crayon numero duos.

Let me know if anything works for you....
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it was a friend so he didnt care too much, he laughed about it.
my vents do that too, so i usually keep it on the defroster/top dash vents
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No way!?!?! hahahaha two black crayons, we should start a crayola box and try to get all the crayon smelling jetta colors!!!

I wonder if crayola would pay us for advertising... LOL

Yea Im gonna keep trying to get rid of the smell. Ill let you know if i figure anything out, you do the same.
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Well at least you gave your friend a sweet treat with the purchase hehe.

Hmmm..I should try that defroster idea too.

I usually keep my vents closed because its so annoying, but it still comes out of the bottom vents by your feet.
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Maybe its the filter or something in the vents (further in). I think theres an A/Cfilter
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Yeah thats what I thought it could be too.

But does anyone know how I could get into the filter system or vents??
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Well i dont know how to solve it but i know what your problem is.... you see any vw newer than 98 VW packed the bodys with wax for shipping purposes and the dealerships dont bother to take it out thats why your getting the crayon smell in some high heat cases you mite even get some melted wax dripping out of of your window and door frames... watch for this try to clean while its still wet otherwise it will be there eternally and will ruin your paint.
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