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Cabin Air Filter

I don't know what has been said about the cabin air filter, but I thought I'd post a picture of mine. I just took it out and here it is (a picture is worth a thousand words.)
I'm guessing that the leaves are coming from the vents at the bottom of the windshield, if so any suggestions on how to keep the leaves out?
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

The only suggestion is to get a big good quality home air filter and cut it down to size. It is much cheaper and filters better that the toilet paper they have stuffed in there. You can also afford to change the filter more often this way. Mine get filthy quick!

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Re: Cabin Air Filter

no help on keeping the leaves out.

but I do have this for you:
https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...ghlight=filter
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

I havent really looked for this filter yet Could you all save me some time and tell me where it is located.
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I knew I had seen something about using a home filter, so thats what I did.


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Keep the air on recycle mode, it keeps the system from drawing air from outside. I have heard that you do need to draw outside air every once in a while otherwise the system gets moldy. Don't know if this is fact ot fiction.

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I havent really looked for this filter yet Could you all save me some time and tell me where it is located.
check behind the glove compartment
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The only suggestion is to get a big good quality home air filter and cut it down to size. It is much cheaper and filters better that the toilet paper they have stuffed in there. You can also afford to change the filter more often this way. Mine get filthy quick!
This is exactly what I did with mine. It took about 10 minutes of "labor" and a 4 dollar filter that was cut down to size. I was pretty shocked at the dust, seeds, and bugs that the filter had trapped.
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It's behind your glove box. there is a little shock (for lack of a better word) on the right side, pop it loose at the top attatchment point and squeez the sides of the glove box together and let it lay all the way down, you'll see a white plastic rectangle cover with an arrow on it, press on the left and right side and it'll slide out.


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Keep the air on recycle mode, it keeps the system from drawing air from outside. I have heard that you do need to draw outside air every once in a while otherwise the system gets moldy. Don't know if this is fact ot fiction.
Just turn off the recirc function a few minutes from turning your vehicle off each time you use your a/c. It will blow out the condenser for you to eliminate the mold smell.

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