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How to install cabin air filter [PICTURES]

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Hitchhikingmike, September 12, 2011.

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      vdavis25 Active Member

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      I just did this. Finally remembered to grab a filter. Could not find my dremel, so I heated up a knife with a torch and cut the sides to the front, and made a little "flap". There were two screws that held that piece down, so I pulled those, gently bent the flap up, inserted the filter, put the screws back and added two pieces of tape where I cut. So easy! thanks for this great idea :)
       
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    3. 4pointslow

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      I know this is an old thread but what a great Idea. That filter did get dirty fast, just goes to show you how much we breath in during our daily travels.
       
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      imagine how nasty the heater core and evaporator are by now...
       
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      Would this also apply to the 2nd gen explorers? Or is there another thread that I haven't found with this for the 2nd gen because I'd really like to do this
       
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      great

      is it in the same place on 2006 explorers
       
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      Thank you! I will try to do this sometime this week & come back with the results!
       
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      I am going to do install the air filter asap. Thanks for the post Mike. This is a good idea.

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      Thanks for the thread . it's great , does this work for all explorers or it's just cretin models . i have 2006 explorer xlt , would the same work also on my explorer
       
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      I'm glad this has helped other people. I'm not sure about if this works on other gens as well.
       
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      Even though I'm not active on this forum anymore, I still own and daily drive this explorer after all this time. I wanted to come back to post that I have found a factory cabin filter that fits the dimensions for this mod exactly! The filter is for a BMW 3 series I believe. I am now using a WIX 24784 filter, which filters bacteria, mold, mildew, algae and yeast. Here is the rockauto link. I feel silly for making my own filters previously.

      https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=489028&jsn=7

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      This tag must be cut off with some pliers for the filter to slide in. Took me just 5 seconds to fix it:
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      Filter installed!:
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      I am very interested in doing this in my 06 XLT, where I have recently taken up residence. I was a bit shocked when I looked up how to change the cabin filter and discovered there wasn't one! Unfortunately, I can't see any of the photos in the thread. I'm a very visual person and don't want to go cutting willy-nilly and destroy something. Has anyone else accomplished this in an 06, and is it just me unable to see the photos? Thanks, all!
       
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      Did anyone else notice that the filter is in upside down?
       

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