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Old 12-14-2009, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by blackbolt89 View Post
mine still hasnt been changed but i took it out a little while ago and took some compressed air to it. lol.
I have heard it's good to do that where the filter goes after you remove it. But then you are supposed to replace it with a new one

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Old 12-15-2009, 12:12 AM
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The person who had my car before me smoked so this was one of the first things I changed. It was just as dirty as the OP. Got mine at napa. It was a little tough to get the new one in without smashing it up
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Made this a sticky. Part numbers are on 1st page.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:04 AM
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pic of where ita located on car?
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:53 AM
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No pics but remove ur glove box & u'll find it definately a pain to not smash up when replacing f anyone has tricks they'll be appreciated
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:16 AM
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just looked up the one for my wifes trailblazer.. ret 150.00 sell 78.00

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/catalog/frameset.cfm
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:12 PM
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where is the filter at i heard it was behind the glove box mine is a 2006 ls
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:07 PM
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i changed mine today!!

Originally Posted by red2006 ls View Post
where is the filter at i heard it was behind the glove box mine is a 2006 ls

yes. unclip the glove box and look for 3 tabs. you cant miss it.
install takes 2 secs.

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Old 04-08-2010, 03:10 PM
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sub'd for part numbers
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:14 PM
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I have a 2010 ss/tc and the new filters you guys put in look like my oem one so i do not thinkg they came with a carbon.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:04 AM
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Mine was black, and full of pine needles, dead ants, cigarette ashes, and a general coating of dust bunnies.

I specifically asked at the dealership when I got the car if it had been changed, and of course the salesman said yes thats on the "Optimized" list.

Lies, all lies. I just wish I had checked it sooner, I had to put up with the cigarette smoke smell all summer before I realized the cabin air filter was the original

The Fram version of the filter advertises Arm and Hammer baking soda in it.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:23 AM
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Hard to remove the glove box?
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Originally Posted by D-mac View Post
Hard to remove the glove box?
nope very easy, open it, and you basically bend the stops back so it can hang upside down from the hinge. This gives you access to the little door that the filter is behind.
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Yea it's pretty easy.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:13 PM
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Wow good post, good to know now, the air from the vents of my cobalt is smelling a little... old... might look into this now...
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:35 PM
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Take some pics of the old one lol.
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I had my GTI seviced at the dealer and the cabin air filter was supposed to be changed. 1 month later I noticed that it smelled kinda crappy after turning the A/C on and off. Did I get screwed as well?
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I'm afraid to even look. I'm not sure if they replace that for the GM certified program.
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Old 05-08-2010, 03:22 PM
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Many thanks for this sticky... my old filter was gross. Slid the clean one home no issues.
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Originally Posted by Brenticus View Post
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part numbers on first page.


mine was pretty bad. a lot of leaves and dust. 22000 miles
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:55 PM
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they're 5.99 on ebay. just purchased 1.

maybe this is the reason why my AC only comes out strong from 2 of the 4 vents
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ryaan View Post
they're 5.99 on ebay. just purchased 1.

maybe this is the reason why my AC only comes out strong from 2 of the 4 vents
Yeah. They get very dirty. I pulled mine out the other day and it was black.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:10 PM
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ouch im dreading changing mine from the look of yalls pics its never been changed and im at 86000ish miles
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:18 PM
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Great info, I gotta pick one up too. eBay FTW!
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