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Old 07-09-05, 04:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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DIY - Cabin Filter Removal

I know we have 1 in the DIY section, but the pictures don't work and it's not very helpful at all. There has also been an increase of people wanting to try this. Plus i'm kinda bored.

I'll divide this DIY into 2 sections.
1. glove box removal
2. A/c cabin filter removal

1. Glove box removal.
Step one:
You will have to remove the passangers side courtesy light assembly. This is held in by 3 plastic screws. Once you remove the 3 plastic screws, wiggle it around a little bit to free it from the hook in the back.
The light assembly will drop. Now unclip the harness for the light.

screws:


harness in BLUE, latch in GREEN


step 2
Next it's time to remove the glove box. Remove all 4 screws with a philips head screw driver.


step 3
Remove the 3 clips that hold in the black fabric on the glove box. I used a flat head screw driver to pop them loose.



step 4
you'll need to unclip the white glove box clip. What it's for I HAVE NO IDEA. I'm pretty sure it's located right there.


Congrads... you have removed the glove box.

Part 2: A/C cabin filter removal.
step 1
Automatic climate control: you will have a relay in the blue circled part


Manual climate control will have nothing.

Step 2
You will look for a piece of metal. Please look at the WHOLE picture to get a better feeling of it's location. This is where most people get lost. it's EXTREMELY easy to find.


step 3
You will now remove 2 screws that hold it in. Screws are located on the top and bottom of the long metal part (circled in green)


step 4
You will now see the brown cabin filter. There will be a loose piece you can pull on. Warning: it might crumble apart. Pending your location, driving conditions and age, the filter will have collected A LOT or a little debree.
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Old 07-09-05, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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what will i gain from doing this? and how much should the filter cost?
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Old 07-09-05, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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just a fyi,, I did this but also removed the lower glove box bracket, then the four (maybe five) blower assembly bolts,, the blower can then be removed,, turn it up side down and or use compressed air to clean it out,,, mine was so full of leaves and small sticks they were hitting the fan,, once cleaned out the air volume and blower operation are a lot better,,
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what will i gain from doing this? and how much should the filter cost?
@what fender4 said.
You'll notice a dramatic change in airflow from the vents.
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Old 07-10-05, 12:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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well the idea is that you buy a home airconditioning filter. cut it into the shape of our car filter, and slide it in place of the stock filter (if you can even call it that). you'll notice the air smells betters, and a higher rate of flow.

plus if you have allergies, i can imagine how much this could help.

very good diy.
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Old 08-18-05, 04:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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does these directions go w/ a 94 sedan GS too...Like the pictures and the cirles deallys btw..great colORsss
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great stuff! very good DIY....
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Ummm, I think I heard somewhere that the 91 and 92 model years didn't have a cabin filter. I hope that is wrong cause I would love to put a micro allergen filter in mine.
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Ummm, I think I heard somewhere that the 91 and 92 model years didn't have a cabin filter. I hope that is wrong cause I would love to put a micro allergen filter in mine.
I have a 91, and it has a cabin filter, i cleaned it out when I first got my legend.
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if you leave the settings on recirculate, orange light, would you need a cabin filter? it looks like the cabin filter only keeps leaves and sticks from entering the vents from the outside. if you use inside air, wouldn't a filter just slow down how much air passes through the vents? im trying to understand the airflow system, i took out my old cabin filter last night, and will put a new one in tonite, i used to ac today, and it seemed like more air flowed through the vents without the filter in the way

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I have a 91, and it has a cabin filter, i cleaned it out when I first got my legend.
Cool, then I'm gonna get right on mine. I'll prolly stick one of those air freshener discs in there to.

With this new job I just got I'm planning on installing a brand new A/C system in the car. I previously removed the entire system due to a bad compressor and leaking evaporator core. But now I'll have the money to get the parts and repair it.
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this is very helpful. I dont see why its not on a sticky.
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Thanks for the DYI i was able to replace my blower/ cabin filter trouble free because of good ppl like you.
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im gonna try it right now, i was wondering why my shit never blew hard! (haha)
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this might sound dumb but i figured ill ask in here, when i have everything off on my car (control settings) and driving ive noticed my vents are blowing out hot air no matter if i have it on cold and fans off. Why is it doing this? also i dont have AC so i know its not something with a/c being bad I just want to know why if on recirculate or fresh air that i get hot air.
Prolly bad ground for the climate control. Mine does the same thing once in a while but when mine does it my gauges also freak out. It's just a faulty ground.
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