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Old 07-06-14, 07:53 AM   #1
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Default cabin filter install...YES it is worth repeating

Didn't want this getting lost in the what did you do to you SC today thread and I you haven't already done it, you're doing your mistress a disservice. Did this just this morning. Smells like a new car now. The install is super-duper easy too. Just a few additional inputs. BTW, mine is a 92 so no passenger airbag worries.

1. Get in there with your hand or a vacuum as far as you can to get anything that has not dropped out already. There WILL be additional debris. Then run the a/c to push out what you can't reach.

2. Douse your filters in LYSOL DISINFECTANT SPRAY (till they drip with it) and close the system up after a thorough cleaning of the filler panel and the back of they glovebox. They will be EXTREMELY dusty. Don't sit in the car while you run the system. It will most certainly overwhelm you.

3. Clean and vacuum the interior of the car immediately and you will probably never have that musty smell again until its time to change filters.

most of what you see in that pic is animal turds, a lil fur and alot of acorn shells.

She loves me even more now than she did yesterday
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Old 07-06-14, 08:12 AM   #2
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WOW, I really need to get on this also. My car has this weird smell when I get in sometimes. Such a simple and cheap do it your self too.
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Thanks for the reminder, I've been meaning to check.

Just found out that I don't have the filter. However, I did get about half a cup of pine needles out of there when I removed the filter cover!
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Ok where exactly is this filter and how do I get to it?
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Ebay has em. Less than 40 bucks for the pair.
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^^ If it's the A/C interior filter, it is the panel underneath the glove box facing the floor board. You undo some plastic interior panel push-in studs and I think a phillips screw or two and the panel comes out. The filters are held in by a rectangular plastic plate (or maybe it was metal) with either an 8mm or 10mm bolt IIRC.

It's actually two filters held together with a plastic hinge. Only one P/N though.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/main...300-sc400.html
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I have a bone stock 92 sc300 and the rectangle panel on the bottom of the blower box is held on by four wing nuts.

I removed the wing nuts and the rectangle piece and then I can feel up in there and my car has no filter to be found. Maybe I am looking in the wrong spot, or my car never came with a cabin filter.
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Ok where exactly is this filter and how do I get to it?
Underneath the glove box. Just stick your head under there. Also theres a DIY somewhere on here somewhere, pretty easy job took me like 5 minutes to replace mine.
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I have a bone stock 92 sc300 and the rectangle panel on the bottom of the blower box is held on by four wing nuts.

I removed the wing nuts and the rectangle piece and then I can feel up in there and my car has no filter to be found. Maybe I am looking in the wrong spot, or my car never came with a cabin filter.
Based on everything I've read, the US models never came with a filter. No one seems to know why.
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I have a bone stock 92 sc300 and the rectangle panel on the bottom of the blower box is held on by four wing nuts.

I removed the wing nuts and the rectangle piece and then I can feel up in there and my car has no filter to be found. Maybe I am looking in the wrong spot, or my car never came with a cabin filter.
Like the post above me says the 92's never came with a cabin air filter from factory.
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Old 07-09-14, 07:16 AM   #11
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i read somewhere that we can add a filter to the 92s though? who wants to dig up the howto for that?
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i read somewhere that we can add a filter to the 92s though? who wants to dig up the howto for that?
Dude, the link to that how-to has already been posted in this very thread.
Click on the link and go to page two.

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^^ If it's the A/C interior filter, it is the panel underneath the glove box facing the floor board. You undo some plastic interior panel push-in studs and I think a phillips screw or two and the panel comes out. The filters are held in by a rectangular plastic plate (or maybe it was metal) with either an 8mm or 10mm bolt IIRC.

It's actually two filters held together with a plastic hinge. Only one P/N though.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/main...300-sc400.html
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