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  • Stever@Edmunds 02/04/13 10:04 pm PST

    The Edmunds Car Maintenance Guide, which should agree with your owner's manual, says the cabin filter interval is every 30,000 miles.

  • texases 02/04/13 11:00 pm PST

    Your owners manual should tell you how to change it. It might be simple enough to do yourself. I bought several from rock auto to do myself.

  • morin2 02/05/13 10:42 am PST

    Its a simple DIY maintenance item to do yourself. If you drive in dusty conditions, you really want to change it more often. Judge that upon the appearance when you remove it. You can buy the OEM cabin filter at the dealer or on ebay, or aftermarket filters at any autoparts store, or online.

    If you can't find the instructions to replace this filter in a manual or online, some of the aftermarket filters - such as TYC, come with instructions. There are also youtube vids posted all the time that show this for many models - and they can show some of the little tricks that sometimes don't translate as well in a paper manual.

    I'm with you on saving money on simple fixes. I change all my cabin filters for about $10 each, rather than a $80-100 charge at the dealer. I use the OEM parts until the basic warranty ends, then the cheaper aftermarket filters.


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