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Old 06-05-03, 02:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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A/C Cabin filter change/removal tutorial w/ pics.

OK i have read the other threads regarding changing the cabin filter and have tried to use them to change my filter but had a problem b/c there were no pictures & only brief descriptions.

Even the Helm manual told me to remove the the glove box frame which was a waste of time b/c there are alot of screws and you don't have to do this. Nor do you need to remove the glove box side covers.

Here is my tutorial for any one else who needs to change their cabin filter and I have included pictures to make your life easier.

Step 1
Remove the three plastic screws & the glove box lower panel & disconnect the connector from it.


Step 2
Remove these 2 screws on each side of the glove box bottom.


Step 3
Then pull down the cloth trim inside the glove box. Next remove the glove box light connector.


Step 4
Disconnect the string behind the cloth trim. Be careful not to break it, this string prevents the box from dropping down hard when you open the glove box.


What I did was I carefully pry off the loop from the bracket.


Step 5
After you remove the glove box, this is what you see. The cabin filter is behind the green and gray plugs.


Step 6
Disconnect these plugs & move the plugs out of the way and remove the screws holding the filter bracket and pull out the filter.


Clean and/or replace the filter. You'll find a lot of leaves and junk when you pull out the filter. Use a vacuum and clean the inside area of where the filter was. Then turn on the blower to circulate all the dust that are trapped in between it.

And wa-la you're done. Installing it is in the reverse order. I hope that this will help some of you.
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Old 06-05-03, 04:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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awesome.....i'm gonna give this a try this weekend, and maybe i'll try adding a better filter based on previous threads.
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Great Job! I love to see people doing this kind of stuff! This is what helps to make our forums better and is what we should be concentrating on.
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nice tutorial, i tried it yesterday but i gave up after i was unable to remove those 4 screws, they were like welded on, oh well ill give it another shot.
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Great Job! I love to see people doing this kind of stuff! This is what helps to make our forums better and is what we should be concentrating on.


Ima do this filter change soon.
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thanks for the pics. they made the job that much easier. only problem i ran into was that someone had pop-riveted the lower plastic panel on so i had to drill them out. man was i pist.

i couldn't believe all the debris in there. there where even bird feathers!! New filter, lysol and and hour later my cabin air was magnificent. Great DIY job. do it
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THANK YOU FLOUNDER

I just did the Filter clean out, you DIY instructions are the best. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I lot of junk can cumulate in 10 years, now I want a better filter. Thanks again, this was very easy to do!
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Re: THANK YOU FLOUNDER

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I just did the Filter clean out, you DIY instructions are the best. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I lot of junk can cumulate in 10 years, now I want a better filter. Thanks again, this was very easy to do!

You are very welcome. I have learned a great deal of info from some of the "Legend Masters" on this site and just wanted to share like everyone else.

Keep those tutorials coming.
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Just did this thanks to your tutorial!! I spent about 30 minutes getting that bottom screw back in, the one that holds/seals the filter in there. Thanks!!
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Is this filter only for the "A/C" or is it for the entire climate system (even when the heater is on)?


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Is this filter only for the "A/C" or is it for the entire climate system (even when the heater is on)?


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The filter should be for the whole system. Whenever you turn on the blower (heat or AC) the air will pass through the filter toward the cabin.
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why does mine always have to be harder? w.t.f.? ok.. so, i pulled it all apart, no problems.. but i dont have a green plug back there :-( and things look different from those pics for some reason.. and well, it started getting too cold for me outside so i cleaned out what i could cuz it was nasty under there and put everything back together... so, after my defensive driving class tommorow, ima go back at it. i guess i'll let yall know how it goes then.
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I know you don't see the green plug...I didn't have it either...well you will have plugs back there they will be gray...well they are on a bracket a metal one you can see it right behind the green plug..well there are 2 phillips screws one on the top and one on the bottom of that bracket take them out then the filter will be behind that metal bracket that is holding up all those connectors.
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keep up this good work and we will never have to pay for those things again
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i believe the green connector is for LS models, with the climate control. If you need me to, I can take pix of my car with the gray connector only.
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