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cabin air filter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tacoskim, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Jan 9, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    tacoskim

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    hey guys well its time to change the cabin air filter and was wondering where u guys are getting yours from?? i saw some on ebay for like 9 bucks.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    hate2work

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  3. Jan 9, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    thanks!! i just called them and ordered some! it was only $3.62!! with shipping total was 9 bucks! so much better than 40 bucks from the dealer!
     
  4. Feb 3, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    whats the recommended time to change the filter out?
     
  5. Feb 3, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    its in your owners manual.... i think
     
  6. Feb 3, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    Here in dusty Northern Nevada I change mine every other year. I believe Toyota says 30,000 miles, but it's so easy to inspect it, I would just look at it every 6 months or so and change it when it's dirty.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    I replaced mine w/a regular house hold filter. I cut one down to 8"x8.5" . They seem to work alright. Plus it saves $$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  8. Feb 3, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    thanks.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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  10. Feb 5, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    +1. Can make 4 from one filter. Less than buck each. Super easy, works well.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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  12. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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  13. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    Open your glovebox, squeeze the sides & pull down & the little rectangle opening straight back lookin at you has 2 clips to release & door swing down & exposes the back edge of the filter. Pull filter out, if you have one. Mine didn't have a filter, just the empty spot where it should've been. Yet another 160 pt certification failure by the toyota dealer presale preowned certification program. Handling things after the fact when it shoulda clearly been caught beforehand as part of an advertised certification checkup get it as close to new for customer confidence as it is stated in their documentation is just less than impressive. For this simple thing so what I was doing it myself anyway but makes you wonder what other more important things haven't really been checked doesn't it?
     
  14. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    When I replaced mine the first time (and only time...which reminds me that it is due again), I spent the $40 @ the dealership.......argh.
     
  15. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    Probably 120.00 for part/labor if they change it for you............:eek:
     
  16. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    Actually our 05's didn't come w/ cabin filters. Cheap out by Toyota at the time. They weren't put in Tacomas till 2006.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    josh3972000

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    I have been using house filters for 3 years and no problems so far. It was just another gimmick for the dealer to make a quick hundred bucks.
    The dealership makes it sound like a major operation.
     
  18. Feb 8, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    i just checked mine and it was full of dirt,leaves, and some dog hair. I just took it out knocked everything off of it and put it back in. works like a champ
     
  19. Feb 8, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    you can check out the cheap/free mod section and it tells you how to make them
     
  20. Feb 8, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    I bought it in 2009 & part of their 160 pt crap shoulda been checkin that filter along with all other basic checks to get it back to as new as possible state like they like to repeat while your buying so yeah it shoulda been there if they were worth a shit.
     
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