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Do you think replacing the cabin air filter at 10k with less than a year of use is a ripoff. Can you just say no?
 

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Yes and YES.
 

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Where is the filter? I would rather change it myself for less than half the price.
 

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In a tray (w/ a lid) right behind the glove box.
 

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The complex metal frames really aren't necessary, but do look nice.

The factory filter is just the folded paper material w/ a cardboard strip on either end of the folds (anchoring the folds). A proper sized foam filter wouldn't really need any frame edges.
The size would be 8-1/4 x 7-5/8, w/ the narrow part being F/R and the long sides being L/R, when in place.

Some have just got a 20x30 house filter from the store and cut it down to fit, making 6 filters from a sheet.

I'll probably just cut to fit and stick it in there, no frame needed. But . . . like I said before . . . the frames look nice. Plus, they would be more accurately fit for those w/ allergy issues (less air slipping past filter).
 

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I recently picked up an air filter and a cabin filter at Pep Boys and Auto Zone for around $12-13 each. I forget which filter came from which store. They fit perfect, and I didn't have to cut up or build anything. The dealer wanted a whipping $69 for replacement last time I was in there. He showed me the dirty cabin filter and was gracious when I declined.
 

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Blk Box said:
Do you think replacing the cabin air filter at 10k with less than a year of use is a ripoff. Can you just say no?
It is a ripoff and you can just say NO! Easy to change yourself...and saying no will not impact warranty. As for me I usually run the a/c on max which doesn't pull air thru the filter anyway. As said in other posts...filters are available at the auto parts store for $12-13.

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$69.00 bucks- :eek: that is a rip off. Thanks for the heads up and recomendations for filter repacement. I wouldn't be going back to the dealer if it wasn't for the mfg 10k oil change gimme.
 

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Buy whatever filter media you like at your local "Do-It-Yourself hardware store" and save plenty of $$$. Please don't pay a dealer or a Jiffy Lube type tech to do this. It is sooo simple to do on your own.

Here's a comparison photo of the stock OEM filter next to 3M home A/C filter cut from a 20" X 25" X 1" sheet. Again - no frame needed. I did it just because it's fun. This is how my filter looked after 6 mos.

 
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