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Cadillac STS-V Series Forum Discussion, Cabin filter installation in Cadillac V-Series Forums; Just dropped a new cabin (passenger compartment) filter into the V's HVAC system and I'm not sure it is installed ...
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    Slo Mo Shun is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Cabin filter installation

    Just dropped a new cabin (passenger compartment) filter into the V's HVAC system and I'm not sure it is installed correctly. The one I pulled out was sitting high in the bin, right at two tabs at top of the entrance. I was able to push the filter considerably farther down (and maybe forward or backward), but chose to leave the new one in the same position as the old one. Now I'm think the old one hadn't been installed correctly by the previous owner, as I can't see how the filter edges are sealed to anything.

    Can anybody describe exactly where in the bin the filter is supposed to sit? When I drop it in from the top should I leave the top of the filter at the tabs or push the filter forward/backward/down?

    searched this forum and the standard STS and found no answer.

    tia

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    Re: Cabin filter installation

    I need to do this . . .

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    Re: Cabin filter installation

    Tia,
    Good question. You know who might be able to answer that is ewell3. I think he works at Lindsey Cadillac. or you might ask Luke he may have some info on this. It's worth the shot.
    Russell

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    Re: Cabin filter installation

    i might be able to get some instructions that are better than your owner's manual for you tomorrow by asking one of my techs in our shop

    but maybe this will help a bit (for now) ...

    as far as i know there's really only one way that the filter can fit (besides being backwards to the correct air-flow direction) and it just slides down the slot and should be held in place nicely by the slot



    i can ask tomorrow if it should be super tight or just lightly tight, but as long as you have the correct filter (CF130C) and have it in the correct air-flow direction you should be fine
    (now that i think about it, i'm not sure there is an air-flow direction - but if there is there will be an arrow on the side of the filter, like an hvac filter for your house)

    also i think the top piece holds it in place so you may get a little movement with it off, but once it's on there's no movement (but there's no way to tell that since it is on)
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    Re: Cabin filter installation

    Thanks so much for the responses. I'm gonna pull the cover and have a second look, as I'm becoming increasingly convinced the old one was misinstalled by the previous owner.

    The filter install is way easier than on my previous cars (BMW 750 and a Park Avenue), both of which required me to become a 9th degree yoga contortionist.

    BTW: "tia" was "thanks in advance," not my name.

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    Re: Cabin filter installation

    I've got a 2000 Seville SLS, not STS. Do I have an in cabin filter? My owners book, the little one that came with the car, mentions one, but i don't see one anywhere near the gas pedal. Is that where it's at?

    KRS1100

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    Re: Cabin filter installation

    i just cant see how it gets installed in my 2008 v.I followed the manual instrucitons but still cant even see where it goes--do you haveto take out the battery??anyone have pictures they could post of where it goes--thanks

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    Re: Cabin filter installation

    bump...
    looks like you have to remove the grill thats behind the battery and under the wiper arms.

    anyone have any suggestions for an "easy" way?

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    Re: Cabin filter installation

    torched, do you not have this configuration by the passenger firewall corner under the hood?

    #17, the cover comes off then you just slide out the old one and slide in the new one... very simple design
    i'm not familiar with what the owners manual says, but this is one of the times you can probably skip the directions there
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