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Old 04-09-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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DIY: How to change your cabin air filter (Pics)

There are a few threads here talking about how to do this... but none of them had actual pictures.

I waited 130,000 miles to do this. I do not recommend waiting that long to do yours.

1) Pop the hood.

2) Find the passenger side cowl trim piece... right under the wiper. Then pop off three trim fasteners...







3) pop off the hood seal...



4) pop off the cowl trim piece...



5) pop off the filter retainer...



6) pull out the filter. Here what mine looked like after 130,000 miles.

front...



back...





oh... and remember that there is directionality to the filter. However, it wont easily go in the wrong way.


Amazon has a TYC brand filter for $16 (part # 800156P), free shipping (if you have prime, or spend $25)

Ebay has a TYC filter for $12.50 http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=280519, free shipping

Amazon has an ACDelco brand for $25 (part # CF178), free shipping

Patrick T. has one for sale, but he doesn't list the price... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131179
Partick is a forum sponsor, and usually price matches well. I am guessing that he has the ACDelco filter.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:07 AM   #2
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Great write-up and info on where to obtain the filters. THanks !
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:21 AM   #3
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:06 AM   #4
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:27 AM   #5
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Your filter doesnt look dirty. The Delco filters are that grey color when new.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:40 PM   #6
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:20 PM   #7
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There are a few threads here talking about how to do this... but none of them had actual pictures.

I waited 130,000 miles to do this. I do not recommend waiting that long to do yours.

1) Pop the hood.

2) Find the passenger side cowl trim piece... right under the wiper. Then pop off three trim fasteners...







3) pop off the hood seal...



4) pop off the cowl trim piece...



5) pop off the filter retainer...



6) pull out the filter. Here what mine looked like after 130,000 miles.

front...



back...





oh... and remember that there is directionality to the filter. However, it wont easily go in the wrong way.


Amazon has a TYC brand filter for $16 (part # 800156P), free shipping (if you have prime, or spend $25)

Ebay has a TYC filter for $12.50 http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=280519, free shipping

Amazon has an ACDelco brand for $25 (part # CF178), free shipping

Patrick T. has an one, but he doesn't list the price... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131179
Partick is a forum sponsor, and usually price matches well. I am guessing that he has the ACDelco filter.
That's what I cabin funk (teasing) Thxs for the write up though mines is soon to be changed as well. This well help. Pictures are always great.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:43 PM   #8
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I expected the filter to be completely clogged after 130K miles! That actually doesn't look too bad to me.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #9
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Great DIY, thank you for doing this!
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:17 PM   #10
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Your filter doesnt look dirty. The Delco filters are that grey color when new.
I just replaced mine with an AC Delco filter, and the new one was white as snow: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:54 PM   #11
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Pulled the shrouding off last fall and my car did not even have a filter. I learned that other folks noticed they had no filter from the factory either. I installed a new one anyway.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:46 PM   #12
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Pulled the shrouding off last fall and my car did not even have a filter. I learned that other folks noticed they had no filter from the factory either. I installed a new one anyway.
oh shit, now everyones gotta go check
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:30 AM   #13
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Yup. that sucks. no filter, id talk to the dealer about that, or the mechanic that services you.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:29 AM   #14
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Thanks for the quick write-up, pics, and links
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