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Change those cabin air filters, y'all

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Yep, one of the most forgotten items.  I'm guilty as well with it being close to 18 months before I checked mine.  It wasn't as bad as this but close.  I just cleaned the K&N cabin filter in my Cruze and it wasn't to bad for being in over 13 months. 

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Forgive my ignorance, but where is it located on an 18 Sierra?

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Forgive my ignorance, but where is it located on an 18 Sierra?

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Behind glove box

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Behind glove box

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Is it easily accessible or do you have to remove something first?

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I have a K&N cabin filter.. Thanks for reminding me i gotta clean it haha  ive cleaned it i think twice now since owning it since about 25k miles.  At 69k now.

 

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It’s 4 T15 screws that holds on the bottom glove box.

 

After removing give it a tug like it owes you money to release the holding tabs.

 

Then look directly forward inside the dash, you’ll see the door.

 

Release the two top tabs and you’re there!

 

Pro tip- if it sounds like a helicopter after you’re done, you’ve dropped a leaf into the blower! Always remove the cabin filter at a snails pace then check to be sure you haven’t dropped one in there!

 

Hope this helps

 

-GM tech

 

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I have to change mine fairly regularly. Lots of oak leaves here. They slither and squirm their way into the fan and make a fish tank aerator noise when one gets into the fan.

Easiest fix without removing all of creation is to put a blower nozzle on your air compressor hose and blast inside the chute where your filter slides in, with the filter removed. Keep blasting air until the noise is gone.

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16 hours ago, ammoaddict said:

Is it easily accessible or do you have to remove something first?

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No, it is kind of a PITA.

 

Check your owners manual, it walks you through the steps.

 

If you have normal sized (or large) hands, it can be difficult to get the plastic door (panel) that holds the filter in the dash off.

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14 minutes ago, JimCost2014 said:

No, it is kind of a PITA.

 

not kinda..

 

silly that GM couldn't give it clip-release access..

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58 minutes ago, rbrjr1 said:

not kinda..

 

silly that GM couldn't give it clip-release access..

Completely agree, and our Tahoe is even more involved because you do not pull the whole glove box unit away from the dash like in the trucks.

There is a damper "cord" on the side that you have to disconnect, and a total of 6 or 8 (can't remember at the moment) T15 screws that have to be removed, then the same next to impossible "snap cover" that only a small child's hands can comfortably reach to remove and replace the filter.

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2 hours ago, rbrjr1 said:

not kinda..

 

silly that GM couldn't give it clip-release access..

That might have cost them 2 more cents.

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Completely agree, and our Tahoe is even more involved because you do not pull the whole glove box unit away from the dash like in the trucks.
There is a damper "cord" on the side that you have to disconnect, and a total of 6 or 8 (can't remember at the moment) T15 screws that have to be removed, then the same next to impossible "snap cover" that only a small child's hands can comfortably reach to remove and replace the filter.

I have baby hands!

Makes them pretty easy to do

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7 minutes ago, tlaw91 said:


I have baby hands!

Makes them pretty easy to do emoji23.png

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That would definitely help:

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