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Old 09-03-2008, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default Just replaced cabin air filter!! Pics! UPDATED WITH INSTRUCTIONS!

Just replaced it! I don't know after how many miles.
It was nasty. Now air coming from vents smells better.
It cost me less than 15 bucks and 15 min of work.
I got my air filter from Ebay seller:
http://shop.ebay.com/aircabinman/m.h...&_trksid=p3686










Instructions:

Filter is located behind glove box.
Using philips head screwdriver take 10 screws out, and one plastic rivet on side. All circled on the pictures.







Glove box should come off easy, to make things easier disconnect glove box light wires, and then fan motor wires.



Next use small screwdriver to open filter cover, insert it in slot, and push up.
Filter will slide out.







That's how filter looks like after 8 months. Pretty clean.


Last edited by mostasz; 12-28-2009 at 05:54 AM.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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ewwww haha
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:32 PM   #3
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bar-b-q!!!
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:14 PM   #4
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Wheres it located exactly on subies
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:13 PM   #5
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any info on directions to get this done?

thats pretty gross
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:15 PM   #6
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lol thats what mined looked like after only 15k!
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:27 PM   #7
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I have an 05 RS and its behind the glove box... I found that I had to remove a few screws to get back there - fairly easy.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:36 PM   #8
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Got mine from ebay, from user aircabinman. Total cost was less than $15.

Filter is located behind glovebox. There are two screws under glove box, one plastic rivet on the side, facing door, and 7 screws inside glovebox.
When You take box out, You may want to unplug glovebox light, and put box aside.
Filter is on top of fan, behind rectangle filter box cover. Easy to locate.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:08 PM   #9
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Got mine from ebay, from user aircabinman. Total cost was less than $15.

Filter is located behind glovebox. There are two screws under glove box, one plastic rivet on the side, facing door, and 7 screws inside glovebox.
When You take box out, You may want to unplug glovebox light, and put box aside.
Filter is on top of fan, behind rectangle filter box cover. Easy to locate.
That's a pretty nasty picture! I just ordered one for $12.75 shipped from aircabinman on eBay. My car only has 14k miles, maybe I will post pics of the old filter once I remove it.
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:23 PM   #10
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That's a pretty nasty picture! I just ordered one for $12.75 shipped from aircabinman on eBay. My car only has 14k miles, maybe I will post pics of the old filter once I remove it.
do it, do it!!
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:44 PM   #11
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Damn thats nasty maybe that why my car smells like old dust
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Just replace it! I don't know after how many miles.
It was nasty. Now air coming from vents smells better.
It cost me less than 15 bucks and 15 min of work.








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Old 09-03-2008, 10:45 PM   #12
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Damn thats nasty maybe that why my car smells like old dust
Yes, that is why
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:18 PM   #13
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Eww. I just threw up a little in my mouth.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:49 AM   #14
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Eww. I just threw up a little in my mouth.
It looks like you threw up a little on the cabin filter. LOL

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Old 09-03-2008, 11:19 PM   #15
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nastyyyyyyy
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:20 PM   #16
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Definitely just ordered a new filter. The thought of breathing that crap in makes me cringe.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:24 PM   #17
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Yeah, I replaced one in my old Legacy, but it didn't look even half that gross.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:24 PM   #18
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wow. i heard of people buying the (house) a/c filters and cutting them up and have many to spare in the future
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:49 PM   #19
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wow. i heard of people buying the (house) a/c filters and cutting them up and have many to spare in the future
yeah cause subaru dealer chargers 45 for filter and 45 for labor so 90 bucjs tp change something oneself can change for 10 is out of reason.


way to go do it yourselfers.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:55 PM   #20
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I have a friend who uses the furnace filters and cuts them up , he swears by them.

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Old 09-03-2008, 11:24 PM   #21
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dang.....................
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:24 PM   #22
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wow mine was not that bad, not EVEN CLOSE....
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:28 PM   #23
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My buddy is changing his for the first time ever after 260K miles in his Accord. I'll post some pics that make those look tame.
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:57 PM   #24
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My buddy is changing his for the first time ever after 260K miles in his Accord. I'll post some pics that make those look tame.
WOW! LOL
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:52 PM   #25
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replaced mine recently, damn they get dirty quick! mines only been in for a few and its already gettin rather dirrty..
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