Cabin air filter replacement

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  • #1608

    Det1t
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    Has anyone done this yet themselves? If so can I get directions? The dealer wants 65 dollars to replace it.

    #5673

    dtownfb
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    #5685

    Det1t
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    Sorry I left out that it was a 2011.

    #5697

    mikedadrumma
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    I need to do the same thing for mine. I’m going to try this to see if it works for 2011.

    #5706

    wolfy
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    if ya can and have the time, do a write up on it and take pics. I would like to see how this is done for the new quests.

    Thanks
    Wolfy

    #5735

    Det1t
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    Anyone have time to do this yet?

    #5970

    raq-sv
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    So I took a stab at this today. I learned it the hard way by taking the whole glove box out. It turned out that there’s a little flap at the bottom (circle in red) with a tab in it. Just push the tab and the filter sits right inside. You have to lie on the passenger floor to access this though.

    Here’s the flap:

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    Close up:

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    Filter!
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    The only place I found the filter is from Advance Auto Parts

    Rock Auto could be an alternative. Be careful though, the parts for this filter are little confusing on their site.

    Here’s the comparsion between the new and old filter after 12k miles. Pretty dirty.

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    $12 at Advance Auto, can’t beat it.

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    Fitment is perfect.

    #5993

    wolfy
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    Awesome! Thanks for the pics and the part numbers. Great job!

    #6048

    alejandro
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    They wanted to charge my wife $75 to replace the cabin air filter ,,,,lol. went to advance auto ,filter cost $18.00 !!!!

    #6068

    wolfy
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    yeah see above!

    #6398

    al38
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    I looked up the Nissan service manual, and it only mentions that one has to open the filter door to change the in-cabin microfilter. So, that’s what I did today. I managed to change the filter without disassebling anything else. The only problem is that the opening is smaller than the filter, and one has to squeeze the filter to push it in. I am not sure if I might have damaged the filter forcing it in this way.

    The filter I used is FRAM CF11173. It seems to be identical to the original Nissan part. Both have charcoal in-between. FRAM claims to have ARM and HAMMER baking soda to absorb the smell.

    It cost me about 22 dollars including shipping, bought through eBay from B & C Auto Parts Warehouse.

    I meant to post some pictures here but I do not know how. I tried just copy and paste but it did not work for me. Thanks for any help.

    #9031

    oldman42
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    I also picked up the FRAM CF11173. I must say, at first glance, I thought I bought the wrong filter. When I pulled the cover off, I thought no way the things was going to fit. I had to wrestle the old filter out (luckily it wasn’t too dirty) and it was completely deformed when I got it out. I then had to accordion and bend the new filter to get it into the slot. The slot is probably 70% the size of the filter. Probably the strangest design decision of this van. Anyway, I think I got it in there, air smells nice and fresh.

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