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Old 03-18-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
peterjh85
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Default Change your Cabin Air Filter!

I recently picked up an 05 WRX wagon and assumed that the cabin air filter hadn't been changed...ever.

Take a look at what I found:



Gross, right? Thankfully, I went to NAPA beforehand and picked up part # FIL 4485.

Here's a great video showing you exactly how to do this:
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:38 PM   #2
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Nasty! Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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I changed both of mine last week. No more itchy eyes when the HVAC is on

There's a huge thread on this if you'd searched..
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by peterjh85 View Post
I recently picked up an 05 WRX wagon and assumed that the cabin air filter hadn't been changed...ever.

Take a look at what I found:



Gross, right? Thankfully, I went to NAPA beforehand and picked up part # FIL 4485.

Here's a great video showing you exactly how to do this:
Tutorial: Install a cabin air filter on a 2006 Subaru WRX STi - YouTube
That's not so bad.

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I changed both of mine last week. No more itchy eyes when the HVAC is on

There's a huge thread on this if you'd searched..
Yep, there are some truly nasty filters there. With pet homes...
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:39 PM   #5
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I changed both of mine last week. No more itchy eyes when the HVAC is on

There's a huge thread on this if you'd searched..
are there 2 cabin air filters?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #6
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are there 2 cabin air filters?
No, there's only 1 cabin filter but LatentWagen has 2 vehicles.
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