: Cabin Air Filter



Peaderh
02-11-07, 01:43 PM
Has anyone changed a cabin air filter? I can't figure out how to do it. I'ts a 2005 AWD with a N*. Thanks

Kauai 1
02-11-07, 02:32 PM
I tried to remove mine, per the Owner Manual. It was stuck, and I gave up. Any suggestions from those who removed their interior air filters?

ewill3rd
02-11-07, 03:03 PM
On SRX it can be a pain. You remove the cowl on the right side and then there is a cover underneath.
You remove the cover, then work the filter out.
Getting it out is easy, getting it back in is hard. Pay close attention to the way it fits in the housing. Some of the filters (can't remember SRX specifically) have arrows that point in the direction of airflow, make sure it points towards the cabin. Then snap the cover back in place and reinstall the cowl.
HTH.

louisn
09-18-07, 08:43 PM
On SRX it can be a pain. You remove the cowl on the right side and then there is a cover underneath.
You remove the cover, then work the filter out.
Getting it out is easy, getting it back in is hard. Pay close attention to the way it fits in the housing. Some of the filters (can't remember SRX specifically) have arrows that point in the direction of airflow, make sure it points towards the cabin. Then snap the cover back in place and reinstall the cowl.
HTH.
Removing the cowl is easy. Removing the cover of the cabin filter is beyond me so far. Any hints or advice???:confused:

ewill3rd
09-19-07, 07:01 AM
There is a retaining tab on either side, pull it to one side and lift, the other one is easy after that.
Look it over closely and you'll see what I mean. If you know what you are up against it is not that hard, even though it still sucks.

louisn
09-20-07, 09:06 AM
There is a retaining tab on either side, pull it to one side and lift, the other one is easy after that.
Look it over closely and you'll see what I mean. If you know what you are up against it is not that hard, even though it still sucks.
I did it!!! Thanks. Those tabs are hard to see and find. The cabin filter didn't seem to fit as securely as it did before removal before I put on the plastic retaining deal with the tabs. I guess the plastic retainer with the tabs secures it???
AM I RIGHT? Thanks.:confused: BTW, it wasn't too dirty after 2 1/2 years. Must be the clean Ozark air.

ewill3rd
09-20-07, 10:09 AM
It is hard to get in the slots when you put it back in.

"Clean ozark air"?
I used to live there dude! (Spfd, MO)
I know better ;)

Just stay away from the oak trees. :D

louisn
09-20-07, 12:38 PM
It is hard to get in the slots when you put it back in.

"Clean ozark air"?
I used to live there dude! (Spfd, MO)
I know better ;)

Just stay away from the oak trees. :D
I bet I missed the slots:bighead:--Seemed too easy. I'll try again tonight.
BTW, I'm closer to the Delta region--just using the generic Ozarks.

MortnCyn
09-20-07, 02:15 PM
I bet I missed the slots:bighead:--Seemed too easy. I'll try again tonight.
BTW, I'm closer to the Delta region--just using the generic Ozarks.I did our '04 and was never sure if I got it back in properly. Need to pay close attention when removing. Where you live, it will be the Loblolly pine dust (pollen) you need to filter.

louisn
09-21-07, 11:39 AM
I did our '04 and was never sure if I got it back in properly. Need to pay close attention when removing. Where you live, it will be the Loblolly pine dust (pollen) you need to filter.
Tried again last night--I'm with you. I'm not sure it's in correctly but it stayed where I put it the night before so i guess it's OK. It jsut seems it was in more securely before I removed the first time. But, my memory is fading!!!:shhh: