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I've changed my cabin filter and it was...

Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:30 am

I've changed my cabin filter and it was pain!
Nissan, why you so cruel to your owners? In Toyota it's easier big time!
Here's video of my struggle :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6jSvWRNolU

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Nubo
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Re: I've changed my cabin filter and it was...

Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:49 pm

It must have been designed by the same geniuses who did the heated steering wheel.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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mwalsh
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Re: I've changed my cabin filter and it was...

Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:33 pm

It's a ton easier if you take the glove box out.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: I've changed my cabin filter and it was...

Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:36 pm

mwalsh wrote:It's a ton easier if you take the glove box out.
LOL! I didn't even know you could change cabin filter like that. I can't even get half my hand in that little hole!
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Re: I've changed my cabin filter and it was...

Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:14 pm

I'm having the dealer do it, but I still had a huge PITA just FINDING a Fram Fresh Breeze CF11177 cabin filter. The auto parts stores have stopped carrying Fram filters, and just stock their own brands - but NO equivalent charcoal-impregnated filter. I finally, reluctantly, got two of them from walmart.com, with free 2 day shipping. (Walmart stores have their own house brand, and have also stopped carrying them. They don't even have a plain paper filter in that size in their brand.) It had better be here by Sunday, when I'll be dropping the car off...
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Re: I've changed my cabin filter and it was...

Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:24 pm

mwalsh wrote:It's a ton easier if you take the glove box out.
Understatement of the year. But actually funny to watch the video!
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Re: I've changed my cabin filter and it was...

Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:34 pm

Lothsahn wrote:
mwalsh wrote:It's a ton easier if you take the glove box out.
Understatement of the year. But actually funny to watch the video!
After watching that whole video, I think you have the right idea having the dealer do it :lol:
Other than the shakiness, which is understandable, I thought the video quality to be quite good, looked like a really miserable job :x
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: I've changed my cabin filter and it was...

Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:20 pm

jjeff wrote:
Lothsahn wrote:
mwalsh wrote:It's a ton easier if you take the glove box out.
Understatement of the year. But actually funny to watch the video!
After watching that whole video, I think you have the right idea having the dealer do it :lol:
Other than the shakiness, which is understandable, I thought the video quality to be quite good, looked like a really miserable job :x
Its actually quite easy and my dealer charges around $89 (filter included...) so yeah, the dealer option is a definite no go.
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Re: I've changed my cabin filter and it was...

Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:35 pm

Really dumb desing, you would think the new leafs are easier but they are the same, my arm wont fit and the edges are sharp making cuts in my hand, best way is to remove the whole glove box and if you are lucky enough you wont brake the door clip for the filter, in my toyota takes my likee 3 minutes to do it.
I wish I could see the engeneers trying to change the filters them selfs.

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Re: I've changed my cabin filter and it was...

Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:41 pm

In most cases the cabin filter only needs to be changed every two years, but I want the deodorizing of the activated charcoal filter, so I have it done annually. It nicely coincides with the annual snow tire (and wheels, now) removal, safety inspection, and required battery test.
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