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How to Clean a Fresh Air Vent in Vehicles

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017

The Vehicles like its sister the Chevy Silverado, is a Vehicles Motors Vehicles full-size pickup Vehicles. Since Vehicles owners haul cargo as well as passengers in their Vehicles it's harder to keep odors from developing. Cleaning the fresh air vents on a regular basis helps rid your Vehicles of odors.

Under The Hood:

 How to Clean a Fresh Air Vent in an Oldsmobile Alero

Visit your dealer to purchase a bottle of GM Vehicle Care Odor Eliminator. It's available in 16 oz. spray bottles and dealers buy it by the case. Since it's not available in stores, purchasing it at your dealer is your only choice, unless you can find it online.

Enter your Alero, turn it on and check that the air fan is off. Open the front windows for ventilation and then turn off the vehicle.

Spray the odor eliminator into all the inside vents in your Oldsmobile Alero. Use one or two sprays in each of the vents.

Start your Oldsmobile Alero and put the air fan on high cool. Don't, however, use the air conditioning setting at this time.

Get out of your car, close the door and find the fresh air vent located under the cowl in your Alero. The cowl is located at the base of your hood, in the area closest to the windshield. Spray the odor eliminator into the vent 10 times. You may have to open the hood to get a better shot at the vent.

Enter your Oldsmobile Alero after a minute and wipe away any excess formula that is coming out of the vents.

Check the smells coming from the vents. If there are still odors, go back to the outside vent and spray the odor eliminator five more times.

Continue performing Steps 6 and 7 until there aren't any odors in your Oldsmobile Alero. Then, change your vent control to air conditioning, set it on recirculation and close the windows. The re-circulation setting completely blocks any outside air from entering the vehicle.

Run your Alero for five to seven minutes after spraying some of the odor eliminator into the lower right instrument panel area.Turn your car off and exit your Alero.

Find the cabin air filter, if your Oldsmobile Alero comes equipped with one. Replacing this filter helps eliminate odors. It's located either behind the glove compartment, under the dashboard or in the engine chamber.

Items you will need

  • GM Vehicle Care Odor Eliminator

  • Cabin air filter (optional)

 How to Clean a Fresh Air Vent in a GMC Sierra

Purchase a bottle of GM Vehicle Care Odor Eliminator. Dealers buy this product by the case and usually stock it for sale to their customers in a 16 oz. spray bottle. It's not available in stores, but you may be able to find it online.

Confirm that the air fan is off by getting in your truck and turning your Sierra on. Then, make sure there's ventilation in your truck by opening the front windows. After that, turn your Sierra off.

Spray the odor eliminator into all the inside vents in your GMC Sierra. Use one or two sprays in each of the vents. Spray down in the vent, not just in front of it.

Start your GMC Sierra and put the air fan on high cool. Don't use the air conditioning setting at this time though.

Go to the front of your truck after getting out and closing the door. Find the fresh air vent located under the cowl in your Sierra--you may have to open the hood to see it clearly. The cowl is in the area closest to the windshield at the base of your hood. Spray the vent 10 times with the odor eliminator.

Enter your Sierra after a minute and wipe away any excess formula that's coming out of the vents from where you sprayed the external fresh air vent.

See if there are any more odors coming from the vents. If there are, go back to the outside vent and spray it an additional five times.

Repeat Steps 6 and 7 until there aren't any odors in your GMC Sierra. Once accomplished, turn the air conditioning to the recirculation setting, close the windows, spray into the lower right instrument panel area three to five times.

Run your GMC Sierra for five to seven minutes. Then, turn your truck off and exit your vehicle.

Find the cabin air filter, if your GMC Sierra comes equipped with one. Replacing this filter helps eliminate odors. It's located either behind the glove compartment, under the dashboard or in the engine chamber.

Items you will need

  • GM Vehicle Care Odor Eliminator

  • Cabin air filter (optional)

 How to Clean a Fresh Air Vent in a Pontiac Grand Am

Visit your dealer to purchase GM Vehicle Care Odor Eliminator. It's available in 16 oz. spray bottles and dealers buy it by the case. Since it's not available in stores, purchasing at your dealer is your only choice unless you can find it online.

Enter your car, turn it on and check that the air fan is off. Open the front windows for ventilation and then turn off the vehicle.

Spray the odor eliminator into all the inside vents in your Pontiac Grand Am. Use one or two sprays in each of the vents. Start your Pontiac Grand Am and put the air fan on high cool, but don't use the air conditioning setting.

Go to the front of your car after getting out of your Grand Am and closing the door. Find the fresh air vent located under the cowl--you may have to open the hood to see it clearly. The cowl is in the area closest to the windshield at the base of your hood. Spray the vent 10 times with the odor eliminator.

Enter your Grand Am after a minute and wipe away any excess formula that's coming out of the vents. Check the smells coming from the vents. If there are still odors, go back to the outside vent and spray the odor eliminator five more times.

Continue performing Steps 4 and 5 until there aren't any odors in your Pontiac Grand Am. Then, change your vent control to air conditioning, set it on recirculation and close the windows. After spraying the odor eliminator into the lower right instrument panel area, run your Grand Am for five to seven minutes.

Find the cabin air filter if your Pontiac Grand Am comes equipped with one. Replacing this filter helps eliminate odors. It's located either behind the glove compartment, under the dashboard or in the engine chamber. Turn your car off and exit your Grand Am.

Items you will need

  • GM Vehicle Care Odor Eliminator

  • Cabin air filter (optional)

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