Ok, I turned the heat on today. It was 40 degrees outside. My truck started to smell all moldy, musty like a smoky bar. I couldn't stand it. So, I went to autozone and picked up a STP cabin air filter.
I used the owners manual for the install. I opened the glovebox and the first thing I noticed was the stopper was just laying there attached to the bottom retainer the user manual says to detach. For the life of me I cannot figure out where the top attaches to...I saw a notch and tried to slide it on, but it will not stay on. Am I missing a piece that holds it on or something? Anyone have a picture? The strut has 2 holes and neither attaches to the top due to the dash being in the way? What am I doing wrong?
I gave up and decided to replace the filter...
I took filter out and see the toyota filter was facing arrow up and forwards. I took it out and noticed leaves and several twigs etc on the top.
The STP filter has an air flow down arrow. I assume air comes from the top, hence the junk on it and installed it with the arrow facing down. Is this correct?
Sorry for the n00b questions. All help appreciated!