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Old 11-18-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Replacing or Inspecting the Cabin Air Conditioning Filter

Set the front passenger seat as far back as it will go.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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Open the glove compartment and remove everything.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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Where the suspension arm meets the glove compartment door, use steadily increasing pressure and push toward the front of the car until it releases.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
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There are two plastic stops that hold the glove compartment door in place. Using both hands, one on each side, squeeze inward until these stops clear the outer part of the glove compartment frame. Continue opening the door until the stops are clear of the frame and slowly lower the door until it hangs.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:27 PM   #5
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You will see the filter door. It is actually a cartridge that will slide out. The filter sits in this cartridge. There are two tabs, one on the left side and one on the right side of the filter. Using two hands, one on each side, slowly pull the tabs open until they release. Once they have done so, pull the cartridge straight out toward the rear of the car.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:30 PM   #6
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If you are replacing the filter, just remove it (the thing just sits there) and replace it with the other one. Take note of the air current; the arrow on the new filter should be facing you when you replace it and it should be pointing down.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:32 PM   #7
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Once the new filter is back in the cartridge, gently place the cartridge back in and slide it forward. It should be easy and smooth. If it is not, something is wrong. Remove the cartridge and try again. Once in, apply pressure until the tabs snap into place.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:35 PM   #8
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Slowly lift the glove compartment door and close it. You will feel a little resistance as the stops are pressed inward by the frame. Once they have snapped into place, gently pull the suspension arm down and set it into place. Apply steady increasing pressure toward the rear of the car until you hear it click into place.

Replace the contents of the glove compartment, close it and consider yourself done.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:20 PM   #9
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Great Write Up !!! 7 minute job
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:20 PM   #10
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Terrific step-by-step instructions. It took me more time to empty my glove box than it took to change the filter. It was FILTHY...
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:00 PM   #11
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This is a very important job to know. My dealer charges $70-$80 for swapping it out (air filter plus labor).

I ask them to charge me for the filter, but I'll install it myself.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:01 PM   #12
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This is a very important job to know. My dealer charges $70-$80 for swapping it out (air filter plus labor).

I ask them to charge me for the filter, but I'll install it myself.
You can find good quality air filters for your Crosstour on Ebay including genuine Honda parts for a lot less than your dealer will charge you. All you have to lose is the few days it will take to come in the mail.

I bought an OEM cabin filter for my 2010 a few weeks ago for $8 on Ebay and installed it in less than 5 minutes in my driveway using the instructions I found in this thread.

$8 vs $80, you decide.....
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:24 PM   #13
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Default Other options . . .

Rockauto.com presently has seven different options listed from $4 to $18 in price. This includes two carbon filter options, which are nice if you have any occasional unpleasant aromas in your vehicle . . . Smoke, pets, perfume, etc.

I've replaced them a few times on my accord, looks very similar to the step by step above. This is a simple 'no tools' job. Anyone can do it.

Do note that things like air and oil filters that, for the most part, you get what you pay for. A cheaper filter will get the 'big' stuff, but may not do some kinds of pollen. Yes, name brands are more expensive than 'no-name' stuff, but sometimes there is more of a reason than marketing and fancy packaging.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:05 PM   #14
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Very good info. Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #15
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Excellent Post and pictures.

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