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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    Is the cabin air filter standard on all option groups? I have taken the cover off three timess and still don't see one in there.

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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Teammuir1 View Post
    sure would have been nice to have a part number for the filter you bought... or even the charcole filter part number too...
    Just saying.. would make looking up the item a SNAP....
    thanks for the post
    I am curious to know when does the dealer suggest that this filter be replaced?
    You can actually see the part number in the photo that was posted - GM02112C

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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    While I'm certainly not a Cadillac Service Technician, I am more than handy; I also conclude that changing this seemingly easy filter was PITA.

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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    Quote Originally Posted by C&C View Post
    While I'm certainly not a Cadillac Service Technician, I am more than handy; I also conclude that changing this seemingly easy filter was PITA.
    Same here. I ended up unhooking the hood from the strut and tying it up to my garage ceiling so I could get the new filter in without bending the shit out of it.

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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    Quote Originally Posted by KRSTS View Post


    Same here. I ended up unhooking the hood from the strut and tying it up to my garage ceiling so I could get the new filter in without bending the shit out of it.
    Although it's harder than I think it should be, I didn't have much trouble. It bends easily.

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    Re: 2007 Cadillac STS V6 Base model

    For, what it's worth, Cadillac and GM think they're on top again because people are scratching their national pride and of course, we all want to see America working again and doing well. I'm a guy over 60 and the 2007 Caddy isn't anything like the Caddies I had in the 70's. This thing is so tinny and cheaply made and I find it interesting that a great deal of the parts that I am running into for this car are made in China that I am truly sorry that I bought it without giving it more consideration. Without a doubt, I believe that within 5 to 10 years, maybe sooner, people are going to go back to buying cars that work and require little or no maintenance and this 'so called bailout' of the auto companies isn't going to pan out. I really think that the top auto executives should be forced to drive their luxury made cars (Cadillac, Lincoln) and their everyday cars (Chevy, Ford) and have to take them into the dealership and be given a wrench and told they need to service the car when service is needed and find out the frustration that we backyard mechanics, who not only like to work on our cars, but want to work on our cars, go through. They just might find out that they could or should have designed something better with the poor service mechanic in mind. It isn't enough to sit behind the wheel and say I bought American, when the product lets you down in so many ways and if their desire is to see everyone going back to the dealerships to service their products because they're designed to where we can't, then I guess I'll give up owning a car and go to public transportation. Thanks, Andy.

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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    I purchased my carbon air filter on amazon. through auto barn. bosch part bosc3859. xlnt filter

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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    So who pissed in Andy's Wheaties, post number 21; joined the forum to complain about his STS (it's his first post, ever, and on a thread concerning cabin air filters). At 62 years of age (I'm 61), he's inditing the whole American car industry because of his purchase of an STS; I would expect a little more maturity (in a first post).

    Okay Andy, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt; would you like to followup your first post with a rational response to my challenge?

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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    Mine is a 1sb and I don't see one in mine either.

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    Re: 2007 Cadillac STS V6 Base model

    Quote Originally Posted by pilikia1 View Post
    For, what it's worth, Cadillac and GM think they're on top again because people are scratching their national pride and of course, we all want to see America working again and doing well. I'm a guy over 60 and the 2007 Caddy isn't anything like the Caddies I had in the 70's. This thing is so tinny and cheaply made and I find it interesting that a great deal of the parts that I am running into for this car are made in China that I am truly sorry that I bought it without giving it more consideration. Without a doubt, I believe that within 5 to 10 years, maybe sooner, people are going to go back to buying cars that work and require little or no maintenance and this 'so called bailout' of the auto companies isn't going to pan out. I really think that the top auto executives should be forced to drive their luxury made cars (Cadillac, Lincoln) and their everyday cars (Chevy, Ford) and have to take them into the dealership and be given a wrench and told they need to service the car when service is needed and find out the frustration that we backyard mechanics, who not only like to work on our cars, but want to work on our cars, go through. They just might find out that they could or should have designed something better with the poor service mechanic in mind. It isn't enough to sit behind the wheel and say I bought American, when the product lets you down in so many ways and if their desire is to see everyone going back to the dealerships to service their products because they're designed to where we can't, then I guess I'll give up owning a car and go to public transportation. Thanks, Andy.
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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    Thnaks for the post. I did mine about 4-5 months ago and I wrestled with it for 10-15 minutes. When you first take the original out, it seems like a breeze and thats when my trouble (I think) started. My filter ended up in the same position as the photo above, but this was not the position that it was install in from the factory - it was positioned deeper in the enclosure. I couldn't get it to go any further down in the cavity, so I ended up leaving it as is. It is tough to see down into this area, so you can't tell if it is in the right position. Has anyone else experienced the same???

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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    Quote Originally Posted by MARSTS View Post
    Thnaks for the post. I did mine about 4-5 months ago and I wrestled with it for 10-15 minutes. When you first take the original out, it seems like a breeze and thats when my trouble (I think) started. My filter ended up in the same position as the photo above, but this was not the position that it was install in from the factory - it was positioned deeper in the enclosure. I couldn't get it to go any further down in the cavity, so I ended up leaving it as is. It is tough to see down into this area, so you can't tell if it is in the right position. Has anyone else experienced the same???
    That is why I ended up unhooking the hood from the strut and tying it up to my garage ceiling so I could get the new filter in the proper position without bending the shit out of it. Once you can see clearly down there, you can get it in right. I now see why a dealer charges so much to replace it. It is a bitch

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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    I bought mine on Amazon.com:
    FRAM CF10371 Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter
    http://www.amazon.com/CF10371-Fresh-...pe=5&carId=003

    Yes a P A I N to replace. You do have to bend it a little, but once it's in, just wiggle it around a little and it will fall into place, it doesn't sit under the tabs but against the outside of them. It doesn't look like it's in correctly, but it is. I did my air filter at the same time for extra frustration!

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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    Did you have to remove the wiper arm to get the cover panel off?

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    Re: STS Cabin Air Filter Change

    I did this yesterday, took 10 min, the new one gets bent a little going in but straightens out before into place, I used the factory rubber edges on the new filter for a better seal.

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