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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; This last weekend I replaced my cabin air filter. This filter has about 15,000 miles on it. Step 1) Put ...
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    This last weekend I replaced my cabin air filter. This filter has about 15,000 miles on it.

    Step 1) Put your Wipers in the UP Position:


    Step 2) Locate the location of Cabin Air Filter and Remove the weather stripping:


    Step 3) Remove these 4 bolts with an 8mm socket and slide out:


    Step 4) Remove the plate that covers the air filter. In this picture it is the black plate right behind the battery. There are 2 tabs on each side that just lift up.




    Step 5) Remove the Air Filter and match it up with your new one. Look to make sure that the Air Flow face the right way. Facing the inside of your car.

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    . The cabin filter will have an air flow direction like this one.


    Step 6) Install the new cabin filter in its place. I squeezed the filter to make it easier to go in.

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    .Also notice the placement of the filter. I tried for 5 minuets to try to put it under these top clips before I realized that the filter does not go under them.


    Step 7) Install the plate back in, it goes in this direction:


    Step 8) Reinstall the Air Inlet cover and strip. You're done.


    Enjoy your new filter and be glad you just saved yourself $65 in labor. My local Goodyear Service station wanted to charge me 45 mins. of labor. I would say this took 25 mins. to do since this was my first time doing it. Next time it should take me 15 mins. The filter cost me $25 at Pepboys.



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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    Should have left the filter out...save weight.

    Thanks for the write up! Should go in the Faq if its not allready there...

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by concorso View Post
    Should have left the filter out...save weight.

    Thanks for the write up! Should go in the Faq if its not allready there...

    If its not in FAQ its in the Manual, i changed mine last year. You should look into changing or vacuming the engine air filter as well.

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    Dude! Awesome write up for this!! Kuddos to you on taking the time to do this for all of us!!!

    I'll be using this very very soon!!!

    Thanks man!

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    nice write-up man

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    Good write up, but your missing one thing. Which way does the pletes go? Veritcal or hoziontal? I replaced mine a few months ago, but couldn't remember which way the pletes go.

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingoftypos View Post
    Good write up, but your missing one thing. Which way does the pletes go? Veritcal or hoziontal? I replaced mine a few months ago, but couldn't remember which way the pletes go.

    KOT
    Just follow how ever you took the old one out?

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    Just follow what written on the new filter

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    The pleats are vertical.
    The screws have 7 mm heads.

    Nice!

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    You're welcome...I'll write more tutorials as do more things to my car.

    Next up might be getting rid of some swirl marks.

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    Does the 92'Eldo have a cabin air-cleaner?Mine looks different than the pics.

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    Not many pre 2000 vehicles had them.

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    Taking off the weather stripping and that part was a stroke of genius. My dealer took an hour to get to the filter and didn't know that trick. His mechanic's hands were a bloody mess. Tight FIT!

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    Thanks for this. With my son's help this was a piece of cake. Unclipping the hood and holding it vertical is definately a key to the success of the operation.

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    Re: DIY Replace Cabin Air Filter - Pictures

    I'm really ****ing pissed off right now. I tried doing this just now and I royally ****ed it up... let me explain:

    The cabin air filter housing is a plastic piece which, besides holding the air filter, is what holds the plastic cover that you remove when changing the filter. This housing is clipped into the firewall (going off of memory) with two clips on top and perhaps a third clip, or third and fourth clip, on the bottom. These clips go into rectangular holes in the firewall through INTERMEDIARY metal clips, which first snap into place in the rectangular holes in the firewall, into which you then snap the cabin air filter housing such that the foam gasket seals against the firewall properly.

    Guess what? One of the metal clips fell into the little space behind the firewall, and the other clip fell OUT. **** ME. The one that fell into the space behind the firewall is almost impossible to get out because it has to come out in a certain orientation, and there really isn't much space to put your hand there to try to fish it out. I'm not even going to bother looking for the clip that fell out because I'm going to have to pull the battery and God knows what else. Guess I'll just drive around for a while with unfiltered air. Well, maybe it's on my driveway... I think I ****ed one of the clips on the bottom, too, because the housing seemed to be pivoting around one of the clips at the bottom when the top two clips were out.

    ****

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