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Old 09-26-2009, 01:08 PM
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3 minutes of my time, no tools required. Puralator $15 bucks. I can't believe dealers charge $90+ for this job. WHY? even acura filter $30, but $60 to install it?! they are morons, and then they wonder why no one comes to dealership. Couldn't they just make reasonable profit $20 for a 2 minute job???\
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I'm not sure when mines was last changed but I know I haven't changed it since I got the car. I got my car with 49K and its now at 108K that may be that horrible smell when I start the car. That may be the reason it kinda smell like feet in there I guess I will get this filter along with my other parts today.
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I need clarification on part number for a 2007 TL cabin filter. So far, my research came up with two part numbers: 80292-SDA-A01 and 80292-SEC-A01. Which one is correct for a 2007 TL?
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Went to change my cabin air filter today, and lo and behold THERE WASN'T ONE ALREADY IN THERE.

Bought my car used at 11K miles last year from Kearny Mesa Acura in San Diego. I doubt it had been changed prior to me looking at it right now...maybe there has never been one in my car. There isn't a frame for the filter either so I can't put my new one in.

Did the factory forget, prior owner forget, or dealer change it and forget?

We may never know =\

EDIT: Just looked up how much it would be for a new filter frame...$53 for a piece of plastic!

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i received my filter...the "Acura" part number (80292-SEC-A01) is a Honda product (no surprise) paid 27 bucks.
Thanks i just bought one from honda parts and it's cheaper..

http://www.hondapartsdeals.com/produ...s_id=520216173
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Went to change my cabin air filter today, and lo and behold THERE WASN'T ONE ALREADY IN THERE.

Bought my car used at 11K miles last year from Kearny Mesa Acura in San Diego. I doubt it had been changed prior to me looking at it right now...maybe there has never been one in my car. There isn't a frame for the filter either so I can't put my new one in.
That sucks! Not to hi-jack, but I bought a TSX new in 2005 and then when I went to trade it up in 2008 for an RDX, the sales guy told us the front right quarter panel didnt have a VIN sticker on it. lol. The TSX had like 20 miles on it when we bought it.

Point is, you wont know most of what happened to your car before you got into it.
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Just replaced mine thanks for the DIY guide.
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Originally Posted by kmillard92 View Post
Went to change my cabin air filter today, and lo and behold THERE WASN'T ONE ALREADY IN THERE.

Bought my car used at 11K miles last year from Kearny Mesa Acura in San Diego. I doubt it had been changed prior to me looking at it right now...maybe there has never been one in my car. There isn't a frame for the filter either so I can't put my new one in.

Did the factory forget, prior owner forget, or dealer change it and forget?

We may never know =\

EDIT: Just looked up how much it would be for a new filter frame...$53 for a piece of plastic!
UPDATE: Went to the dealer tuesday...they are ordering the frame AND a filter for me for free. Kudos to Kearny Mesa Acura (although not to the horrible car wash they gave me...that will be my last dealer car wash ever)
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i found this site when doing a google search. i was told that the cabin air filter was due for a change @ 20K and it would cost $85 in boston.

saw this post, got the part @ auto zone for $20 and installed it in about a minute. it was easy as hell! - and believe me, i am clueless.

pics are great! thanks XLR8R!!!
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A big Kudos to this thread. I changed it myself and saved a bunch of $!!!!
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need to do this sometime.
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What do you guys think of this:

http://www.handa-accessories.com/rdx.html

They sell the Micron brand Pollen Filter for $16 (not including shipping).

Found some on ebay for a bit cheaper and not OEM. Or should I just go for those recommended above? I live in NYC btw.
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i found a couple cheeper on amazon. and other places online.
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I think OEM is made by micron, cabin filter does not need to be OEM, its way overpriced for no good reason. you can pickup puroloator from pep boys or autozone for about $20.
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Thanks for the great write up. Did mine easy and keeping money from going to the dealer just makes me all warm inside.
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Great directions. Easy to do - Thanks
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I just replaced mine tonight with a Fram Fresh Breeze filter that I picked up at WalMart for $18. The old one (Bosch) was absolutely filthy and installed upside down!

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Thumbs up Fantastic post

Great detailed instructions, thanks very much. Doesn't get much easier than this.

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The Cabin Air Filter should be changed every 20k miles; or sooner if you detect an odor when driving, in particular shortly after starting out.
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The Cabin Air Filter is located behind the glove box. Open the glove box and note the connecter arm (yellow circle) and retainer pin (red circle). There is a retainer pin on both sides.



Start with the connecter arm, gently unsnap the arm's hook from the glovebox door (yellow circle) by pushing it towards the front of the car. Then press inward on both sides of the glovebox close to the retainer pins until the pins clear the frame (the sides are flexible) and you can lower the glove box door down:



Now look inside at the filter frame and note the airflow direction arrows molded into the front of it. Airflow direction is down. Then note the two arrow shaped tabs on the filter frame (yellow circles). The arrow tabs point inward:



Press inward on these tabs and slide the filter frame out of it's slot.

Lift the filter out of the frame and note that it too has airflow direction arrows pointing down:



Put in the new filter with the airflow arrows pointing down to match the arrows on the frame and then slide it back into it's slot until the tabs click.

Flex the glove box sides in again and slip the retainer pins past the frame. Gently snap the connecter arm hook to the door. Shut the glove box.

Engage the K23 engine, depress throttle, breathe freely.
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As eilros pointed out, WalMart now carries the Fram Freshbreeze filter for the RDX. It is part number CF10134. It controls odors with baking soda and active carbon (charcoal).

I'm not very keen on Fram oil filters, but I do use Fram air filters and this Fresh Breeze line seems to be good quality at a reasonable price. I have two in use now and they are doing well so far.
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Wow. Great DIY. 2 minutes total.
Man was it dirty. Wonder if it was changed before I bought 11 months ago? I almost hope it was 2 years worth of dirt!!!
Bought WIX from Amazon for $14.98.
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just changed out my cabin filter at 10k (and it was already filthy). Thanks for the pictures and DIY. It was so easy.
Honda/Acura did a great job with this one. On my Pilot, the glove compartment and frame was harder to remove because of nuts and bolts.
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This is super simple. Why does the dealer charge so much. Way easier than in my van.
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WOW! That has to be the easiest thing I have ever done. Thanks for the detailed installation info and pics. My filter had all kinds of bugs in it. The bad smell went away shortly after I replaced with the Fram Freshbreeze Filter and blasted the A/C for a couple of minutes. I was getting worried that I would have to get one of the mint air system cleaners at pepboys.
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5min job and immediately notice the increase air flow.
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anyone use the Denso cabin air filter? Is Wix as good if it does not have the charcoal filter?
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Awesome! I had to have my A/C discharge hose replaced this weekend and they said my cabin air filter needed to be changed next time I bring my car in. Not anymore!
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Originally Posted by XLR8R View Post
The Cabin Air Filter should be changed every 20k miles; or sooner if you detect an odor when driving, in particular shortly after starting out.

The Cabin Air Filter is located behind the glove box. Open the glove box and note the connecter arm (yellow circle) and retainer pin (red circle). There is a retainer pin on both sides.



Start with the connecter arm, gently unsnap the arm's hook from the glovebox door (yellow circle) by pushing it towards the front of the car. Then press inward on both sides of the glovebox close to the retainer pins until the pins clear the frame (the sides are flexible) and you can lower the glove box door down:



Now look inside at the filter frame and note the airflow direction arrows molded into the front of it. Airflow direction is down. Then note the two arrow shaped tabs on the filter frame (yellow circles). The arrow tabs point inward:



Press inward on these tabs and slide the filter frame out of it's slot.

Lift the filter out of the frame and note that it too has airflow direction arrows pointing down:



Put in the new filter with the airflow arrows pointing down to match the arrows on the frame and then slide it back into it's slot until the tabs click.

Flex the glove box sides in again and slip the retainer pins past the frame. Gently snap the connecter arm hook to the door. Shut the glove box.

Engage the K23 engine, depress throttle, breathe freely.
This is great! Being visual the step by step pictures make this really easy to follow.
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What oil filters do you prefer?
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I can't believe how easy this was. I just did engine/cabin filter on an '04 MDX...needed 8mm socket, flat head screwdriver and philips head screwdriver...oh and about 20 minutes. RDX = 2 minutes...no tools...in the dark.

Thanks, XLR8R!!!
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Wow what a breeze the RDX was....done in less than 5 minutes. Wurth takes ten minutes to condition."
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Thank you for the DIY, $14 ebaY charcol filter...easy peasy.



Wow, the old one was filty.
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Thank you for the DIY, $14 ebaY charcol filter...easy peasy.



Wow, the old one was filty.

We must have bought the same filter . Just changed mine out during my lunch break! Great DIY!
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PROPER FILTER PLACEMENT

I was not paying attention when I removed the OLD filter from the vehicle-container. So I did not notice immediately, that to properly seal the ends of the filter, the pleat on each end of the filter must be inserted between the end of the container and the tab on each end of the contain, as in this picture below from the FSM (factory service manual).

Also, I find it much easier to install the container ‘over’ the filter. Flip the filter upside down, note the directional air-flow arrows on the filter and the container, and place the container down over the filter. Then I can easily see that the end tabs on the container are placed correctly.

PICTURE: cabin filter installation



PICTURE: cabin filter DETAIL



As the driver of this RDX is very sensitive to pollen and air pollution, I also wanted a good seal on the sides and corners of the filter, into the filter container.

Apply a thin bead of Silicone Seal along each side of the container, and a small ‘blob’ in the corners, before installing the filter. DO NOT use regular silicone sealer, as it will stick to the plastic container so well that it will be almost impossible to remove.

Instead, use Permatex brand Ultra-Grey Sensor Safe Gasket Maker. It dries to a much firmer consistency than regular silicone sealer, and does not stick as well to plastic. To remove the filter, just push firmly against the filter, and the Ultra-Grey will ‘pop’ loose from the container, leaving a clean surface on the container.

Another brand or type of sealer may also work, but I am only certain of the Permatex brand stuff, as described above.

PICTURE: cabin filter SEALER


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I just replaced mine tonight with a Fram Fresh Breeze filter that I picked up at WalMart for $18. The old one (Bosch) was absolutely filthy and installed upside down!
I bought that one too on a few months back on
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, hope to get an RDX soon when my wife starts working again.

Good tip about the proper filter placement too, that way there's no gap.
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Check this out!Thinking this might be the way to go because you never have to buy a new one.

http://www.heeltoeauto.com/blitz-per...mdx-18732.html
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I recently ordered the reusable filter from heeltoe that removes odors however it is on back order for a few weeks.
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just installed mine in the dark... took me longer to pick a song to listen to
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I just went to acura and got a new one. I just hope i didnt change it prematurely.
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