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    Replacing cabin air filter

    Has anyone replaced their cabin air filter? I can see it, but it's not clear if the paper filter slides in and out by itself or if it is attached (glued?) to a plastic frame that slides in and out of the holder. Any experience with these?

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    Kenwood

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenwood View Post
    Has anyone replaced their cabin air filter? I can see it, but it's not clear if the paper filter slides in and out by itself or if it is attached (glued?) to a plastic frame that slides in and out of the holder. Any experience with these?

    Thanks,
    Kenwood
    The paper filter and a flexible rubber frame are all made in one piece...
    Open the little trap door by the windshield wiper and pull the old one out.
    The new one is sometimes a little hard to get back in straight...especially if it is a cheap one that bends easy.

    (don't ask how I know "THAT" fact)

    Texas Jim

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    The owner's manual gives the location and specific instructions on replacing the passenger compartment air filter.

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    Quote Originally Posted by tedcmiller View Post
    The owner's manual gives the location and specific instructions on replacing the passenger compartment air filter.
    His SPECIFIC QUESTION was...."Any experience with these?"
    Not how to read the manual...

    And since I have changed mine a couple of times...
    I gave him the benefit of my experience.

    Just saying...

    Jim

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    My experience, Super????, was reading the owner's manual. So I guess I did the same thing.

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    Quote Originally Posted by tedcmiller View Post
    My experience, Super????, was reading the owner's manual.
    So I guess I did the same thing.
    Not really...
    I have actually "CHANGED THEM"...
    You read a book...

    Not the same thing at all... and it is "YOU" that jumps on people about not staying "EXACTLY ON TOPIC".

    You could read a book on brain surgery...but you wouldn't have any "EXPERIENCE" on "DOING" brain surgery...

    He asked for someone with "EXPERIENCE" doing it.. I had that...you didn't.

    Jim
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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    Super????,
    I have changed the passenger comapartment air filter on a 2004 DTS. I have not kept any of my other Cadillacs with such an air filter long enough to warrant changing them. The original poster specified a 2009 DTS. Perhaps things have changed since 2004. I suggested he read the owner's manual because of that. You only have a 2006. Maybe it is the same as his 2009, or maybe not. Flame this post all you want. I don't intend to look at it again.

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    Quote Originally Posted by tedcmiller View Post
    Super????,
    I have changed the passenger comapartment air filter on a 2004 DTS. I have not kept any of my other Cadillacs with such an air filter long enough to warrant changing them. The original poster specified a 2009 DTS. Perhaps things have changed since 2004. I suggested he read the owner's manual because of that. You only have a 2006. Maybe it is the same as his 2009, or maybe not. Flame this post all you want.
    I don't intend to look at it again.
    Maybe that is a good thing....

    And... I Wasn't flaming at all.
    And for your info..the 2006 and the 2009 are EXACTLY the same.
    I have a friend with a 2009 and I changed it for him, while showing him how to do it himself.

    I have also changed mine...that's how I know they are the same.

    See...I actually "DO" have experience...with "BOTH" of them.

    Oh...some more info for you...something is wrong with your keyboard.
    Some of the letters are missing...
    Maybe you need to change that too.

    Jim
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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    I have an 07' Base model, and I've changed the air filter and the cabin filter. Very easy to do. The cabin filter is kind of an odd design, with part of it folded under and you just have to be careful sliding it into place. I got them at a NAPA parts store for a total of $35 for the pair. The dealer wanted almost $100.

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    I have an 07' Base model, and I've changed the air filter and the cabin filter. Very easy to do. The cabin filter is kind of an odd design, with part of it folded under and you just have to be careful sliding it into place. I got them at a NAPA parts store for a total of $35 for the pair. The dealer wanted almost $100
    There's 2?? How often do they get replaced?/Same as in my Vette,every 10-15k??

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    Quote Originally Posted by 07DTS12801 View Post
    There's 2?? How often do they get replaced?/Same as in my Vette,every 10-15k??
    I think he was meaning the ENGINE air filter and the CABIN air filter.
    There is a filter in the cowl... right under the passengers side windshield wiper, that filters air coming into the cabin area of the car.

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    I think he was meaning the ENGINE air filter and the CABIN air filter.
    There is a filter in the cowl... right under the passengers side windshield wiper, that filters air coming into the cabin area of the car.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    @Kenwood:

    How did you make out changing the cabin air filter? Mine is due to be changed in less than 2,000 miles and I'm wondering if it is a DYI for the engineeringly-challenged or if it is like changing the filter on your furnace.

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    Changing the cabin air filter is easy...

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    Re: Replacing cabin air filter

    Quote Originally Posted by hazcaddy View Post
    @Kenwood:

    How did you make out changing the cabin air filter? Mine is due to be changed in less than 2,000 miles and I'm wondering if it is a DYI for the engineeringly-challenged or if it is like changing the filter on your furnace.
    It's not quite as easy as changing a furnace filter, but it's close. It was very easy once I discovered that about 1/3 of it kind of folds down to form a lop-sided V or a check-mark. I had to wiggle it, push and shove it a little, but I got it in (get you minds out of the gutter gentlemen!).

    I got my filters off of Amazon. They had a special, so I bought four and got free shipping - should last me until I'm ready to trade it in. They're the Fram brand and have the charcoal particulate stuff on them which makes them look like they're already dirty. I'll try to get some pictures and make a new How-To post here in a few days.

    Cheers,

    Kenwood

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