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Old 06-04-2010, 12:35 PM
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Haha, i changed mine at 60k too and there was dirt just falling out of it, but my a/c works great now!

Cabin filter at a checker or autozone is $6 - $20 mine was $7.99. the cabin air is located in the glove box, it takes 2 minutes to replace.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:56 PM
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Yea I wish I would have known about this before. 60K is too long to wait lol.

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Old 06-10-2010, 07:18 PM
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I've been replacing mine every 15k due to pollen allergies and a high amount of dust.. Living in Texas and all.

The OEM Filters are not made with activated charcoal, just FYI.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:45 AM
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so which replacement filter is made with activated charcoal? fram? puralator?
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by riko540 View Post
Its easy to get the old one out. It gets a little tricky getting the new one in cause it has to go through a curve to slide into place. If I remember correctly a new filter runs about $30 or $40 dollars. I have yet to change mine only cause all the auto part stores around here don't carry them.
filters are 7-12 bucks you can get them from any autoparts store I changed mine out took 10 minutes. just have to pull down the glove box open the door to the filter, pull the old one out, then slide the new one in easiest wat to do this is to just push it's an accordion style filter your not going to hurt it.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:58 AM
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Subd. Will this mod help TVS owners pass 300? I keed. Great post
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:23 PM
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:28 PM
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Subd. Will this mod help TVS owners pass 300? I keed. Great post
Lawlz. I would laugh if someone did a before and after dyno for a cabin air filter
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:21 AM
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Subd. Will this mod help TVS owners pass 300? I keed. Great post
we will find on now won't we i bet i wont idle as ruff with the a/c on and a new filter lol
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by TurboTechRacing View Post
Are those part numbers for ALL cobalt models? Not sure if they would have changed it in some year/time frame
I will check, I think the filter is universal in all models.
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:18 PM
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Can someone do a pictures instal for meeeeee lol
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are all the cabin filter same? or is one better than the other?
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:15 PM
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Can someone do a pictures instal for meeeeee lol
just rip the glove box out and you can't miss it
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looks like im gonna go change mine today... im at 57k and i live in the middle of the desert in socal... yea im getting nervous hah
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So I had this new thing happen today. Here goes...
I turn on the AC, I hit the button that makes the air inside the car recirculate rather than letting in new air, and instead of being a steady amber light as usual, it starts blinking and then goes back off. It happened a few times. I later tried it again and it worked fine. I was thinking that it may be a problem with the cabin air filter.... any input?
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:48 AM
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just changed mine today and damn my ac has not worked that good ever even when it was brand new off the lot... lets just say i counted 5 bees, 10 leaves, and when i dropped the filter in the trash, there was a big dust cloud that came out... yea way over due on the change....
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Originally Posted by GoDFaTHeRSHaDy View Post
So I had this new thing happen today. Here goes...
I turn on the AC, I hit the button that makes the air inside the car recirculate rather than letting in new air, and instead of being a steady amber light as usual, it starts blinking and then goes back off. It happened a few times. I later tried it again and it worked fine. I was thinking that it may be a problem with the cabin air filter.... any input?
Sounds like you may not have had your a/c knob in the correct position

Maybe it was on defrost? That's the only thing I can think of. Wouldn't hurt to pull the filter out and see how it looks. It's real simple.

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just changed mine today and damn my ac has not worked that good ever even when it was brand new off the lot... lets just say i counted 5 bees, 10 leaves, and when i dropped the filter in the trash, there was a big dust cloud that came out... yea way over due on the change....
It's like a scavenger hunt when you pull that thing out.
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:03 AM
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Motherfuck... you are probably right black. i did the same thing the next day and nothing happened.
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Nice haha
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:12 AM
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yeah, now what happened this morning may be an altogether different kind of thing. Check engine light came on. Got the code p0420. Which may be my cat not functioning properly, large vacumn leak, or godforbid, piston rings.
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Going to attempt tomorrow. Will get pics. Where are the tabs located as said to drop the glove box?
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72,219 miles later .... and it took 5 mins to get in. Real easy as everyone said
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:18 PM
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wow i now know what im doing when i get back from deployment seeing as i have like 78k miles
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Originally Posted by Schaeffer View Post
i believe the the oe cabin filters are carbon activated... soo thats why they are black...
carbon or not;
you can clearly see on one side that the filter has been exposed to a treatment process which stains it gray (you can see on the ends where the treatment isn't present).

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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.
I'd be inclined to suggest that look again - look at the ends - you will see a line where it goes from white to gray - but maybe depending on where you live, cars come with different parts, and the aftermarket/service parts are different too...

I changed out my original one last week with another GM filter because I noticed an occasional odor coming from my hvac (I'm at 13k miles) - both had that treatment.

also, around here the aftermarket filters are $18-25.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:31 PM
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Mine was the purolater one. Cost 14 bucks at advanced auto
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