Strangely coincidental to the dead bodies thread, my truck got dead mice. Apparently a couple weeks ago multiple mice got into the a/c system of my Toyota Tundra while I was home ill, and expired. The thing was bad. Then DS and I got in to drive me to the doc's, turned on the a/c high, and whappapapapapap an explosion of dead nasty odor. I still can't get it out of my mind. Friday I felt well enough to drive it to the mechanic's; that was quite an event itself. I must have looked pretty bad (I sure felt queasy) because the techs had me sit down before writing up the work order. They found the remnants of three mice in the blower fan, housing and various places. I did not ask for details, although later I wondered if they counted up body parts or what. I was assured they got it all. So today I picked up the truck and the smell reduced to OMG wet dog that had rolled in a fishy tidal pool and slept in the cab for a week. Directly from there to the auto detailer to get the entire interior steam cleaned. Now its a bearable wet dog smell - but then I haven't shut the windows yet. I googled this subject at length. I've set fresh coffee grounds and fresh activated charcoal (for fish tanks) in there, and have it all open wide to dry and air out. There is not a word strong enough to describe that smell though. I do not wish that on anyone. My solemn sympathies to any of you having to deal with that. SO, now what? I'm sure the smell will linger for a long time. AND how do I make sure this never ever happens again?