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Old May 4th, 2003, 11:37 AM   #1
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DIY - Cabin Micron Air Filter Installation w/ pic

Hey I wanted to start this DIY for those who want to change the filter for our cabin re-circulating air. It cost me only 3.99 plus tax and about less than half an hour for install to do this custom change. Do this at your own risk. Good Luck to all you Do It Yourselfer's.

Step 1:
Open the glove box, and remove the 2 locking tabs (GREEN ARROW)on the both sides of the compartment. Remove the four indicated screws ((RED ARROW)and close the glove box.



Step 2:
Remove the right side fuse access panel. Then proceed to remove the two bottom screws indicated (one black screw, and one gold screw).



Step 3:
Remove the center access panel under the radio. After successfully removing the cover, remove the screw on the right side indicated in the picture.



Step 4:
Carefully pull off the panel directly below the glove compartment. Then remove the three screws under the glove box indicated in the picture

Photo from: http://autorepair.about.com/library/faqs/bl532g.htm


Step 5:
Now remove the three screws on the flat bar. And proceed and move the metal bar out of the way of the air filter box. Once the metal bar is out of the way, pull out the entire glove box. This allows for easy access to the filter housing.

Photo from: autorepair.about.com/library/faqs/bl038g.htm


Step 6:
Pop up the the access door to the filter housing. (There is a tab at the bottom of the door, pull it forward). Proceed and remove the bottom half of the filter first, and then the second. Try to rember that the air flow is going from right to left.

Photo from: autorepair.about.com/library/faqs/bl038g.htm


Step 7:
Purchase a Micron filter sheet from Target, Walmart, Home Depot or wherever. In the picture you see on the bottom the two filter cases. And on the top a brand new filter sheet. Its only 3.99 and I can do this project multiple time. Pull out the old filter from the white case. Notice how dirty it is. This is a filter after 2 years.


Step 8:
Cut the sheet to fit in white cases nice and tight with no gaps at the inner wall and filter. I used some masking tape to seal off the inner wall and filter so everything passes through the filter. The filter on the left is the top side. And the filter on the right shows the bottom side. Make sure the filter and the case have air flow in the same direction. Now put the new filters back in. And reverse your steps and close everything nice and snug. Turn on the AC and ENJOY THE CLEAN AIR

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does anyone know of the cheapest online place to purchase the air filters for the air conditioning???
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Old May 4th, 2003, 06:37 PM   #3
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does anyone know of the cheapest online place to purchase the air filters for the air conditioning???
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there is filters for the AC?
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Old May 9th, 2003, 12:30 PM   #6
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there is filters for the AC?
yes there is clean em, if you need more help, just pm me.
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Help~

How do you remove the center part? I had a hard time removing the parts off so I stopped.
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Old May 14th, 2003, 04:41 PM   #8
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i would also recommend this: while u got everything open, put some weatherstrippin on ****, to prevent any future rattles
cant hurt

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If you are talking about the plastic panel underneath the radio, then you have to stick a thin or flat object like a screwdriver, and pry it off very carefuly. I also recommend wrapping the screwdriver head with a napkin so you dont scratch the platic. Dont be afraid. Once you loosen the top half of the plastic, just use some muscle to push it down, and it will release out of the clips in the back be careful
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abram-between me and u, we r givin a seminar over here!
and u gotta get AIM so we can chat
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abram-between me and u, we r givin a seminar over here!
and u gotta get AIM so we can chat
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when should this be done?? in like 2 years?

1 year?
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honda recommends every two years, but I say every year is cool
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Hm...I took the thin gray part (w/ 3 screws) under the filter out.


And I see two large black boxes.
One above the gray metal and one below the gray metal.

So which one is the a/c filter box and do you pull it down ?
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Originally posted by HeavenOnAStick on June 14th, 2003 at 03:58 AM

Hm...I took the thin gray part (w/ 3 screws) under the filter out.


And I see two large black boxes.
One above the gray metal and one below the gray metal.

So which one is the a/c filter box and do you pull it down ?

did u remove the glove box?? it has to come out, and the a/c filter housing is the one with a long rectangular cover. Its most probably the lower one. It is the only thing with a door like I mentioned.

and you dont pull it dow, you pop the side tabs, and pull it towards you. Look at pic #6
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Glad to see you.

In pic #6, I am confused.
First of all, you pull the glove box out? Right now, I tried to pull the glove box out (pushing it from below to come out on the top) and it would budge but wouldn't come out. Should I try harder or am I doing it wrong?

And the filter box, I see the tab and pulled it upward, towards me but that didn't do much.
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there is a harness attached to the left side of the glove box, make sure you remove the 4 tops screws on the glove box, and the other 3 below it. You must be forgetting one of the scres.

and you need to remove the grey bar in between the two black boxes, because the glove box is also attached to it.
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I need to detach the harness on the left side? I don't remember, going to check now. And I removed all the screws mentioned in the pictures.

And got the grey bar removed for now.
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there are two gray metal bars you need to remove, and the harnes is behind the interior courtesy light on the left side of the glove box, it controlls the light, if you did everything I said, then just use a little muscle.
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Oh!

How the heck do you take out the harness?
I tried everything.

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all harness remove with a squeeze tab on the side, its very easy.

while squeezing down on the tab, jiggle the harness, and pull it out the same time. That is the easiest way.
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Great DIY abe

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Does anyone know the Honda part number for the air conditioner filters?

thanks in advance
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Does anyone know the Honda part number for the air conditioner filters?

thanks in advance
Part # 544769 (or if that doesnt work, try 80291-S84-A01 544769)

the best price I have seen is 10.71 for one filter, keep in mind you need to purchase 2 of them. Here is the link

http://www.hparts.com/cgi-bin/honda/...2001&country=1
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where are all the pics?
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I will try to get them up today, sorry bout that.
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wth, all my pics magically re-appeared
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great diy, my a/c has been smellin kinda dusty or something odd, gonna try this out and hopefully this will solve the problem.
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Old January 26th, 2004, 10:26 PM   #30
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Great DIY Abram2001! What do yuo guys think of this link here?
Its Frams explanation on how to remove the stuff etc w/0 pics though

http://www.fram.com/tech/CF8603Installation.pdf
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