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Old 11-26-05, 08:39 AM   #16
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I just broke down and bought the Blitz filter from Carsons..pretty nice..
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Old 11-27-05, 02:23 PM   #17
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I'm not sure your looking at the right thing, There are no wires in front of it. If you open the golve box look in the back part of the rear panel is removable. YOuo have to remove that part of the glove box. then you can reach behind the glvoe box and there is another panel. You pull this panel out and then you have access to the filter cartridge. PUll out the filter cartridge and replace.
I decided to take some pics just so you guys don't think that I'm crazy. But now that I think about it, when I had my iPod installed, they may have made the mess that is now in my way. The big harness just doesn't want to move. And you are saying that the panel is just behind that mess of wires right?
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Old 11-27-05, 02:54 PM   #18
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yes the panel is behind the wires right there. Then you can pull out the filter cartridge.
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Old 11-27-05, 05:05 PM   #19
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This is my edition of a filter replacement. I bought a 24 x 24 Filtrete filter and hat allowed me to get 4 filters out of a $12 filter netting $3 per filter. As I stated before, it appears that the filter I took out was possibly original. Prior to putting the filter back in, I did spray it with some air freshener and the car smells great. I did not feel that the filter needed the cardboard frame. I just cut it slightly big and let it fit tightly in the plastic frame. I did use 2 different methods to cut the filter. First I used a large pair of metal shears. To cut the remaining filters, I used a table saw with a carbide tipped panel blade. Moving fast through the blade gave me the best and cleanest cut. I am amazed at how easy this was. I am all about keeping my Lexus maintained as it should be but I can't justify spending so much on a filter when I can substitute one in my opinion that is just as good.
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Old 11-27-05, 09:46 PM   #20
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well if that's not an incentive I don't know what is - I'm getting on it right away!!

(right away equals 3 months later - edit: amazing how life can keep you from the tasks that need taking care of)

I finally went and bought a filter for $19 and now that I see how simple it is, the next 48,000 miles I will do it myself - four times for less than the purchased price.
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Old 11-28-05, 06:00 AM   #21
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I didn't even think to look at the owner's manual for this kind of information. Sometimes when kids, work and life get to be too much, we look to our friends and CL buds for easy answers.



I suppose it was the mess of wiring harnesses in front of the panel that has me concerned. They are thick and not easy to move. I am afraid to break something. But thanks for your kind words.

guys it was a simple question
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Old 11-28-05, 01:41 PM   #22
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Are any of these HEPA filters?
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Old 11-29-05, 07:56 AM   #23
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The factory filter...Perhaps. The homemades really don't seal or filter like the original, as they leak at the edges.
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the air flow for these homemade filters should be top to bottom correct?... so opposite of the arrow on the plastic cartridge?
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Hey guys,
I guess I cant figure this thing out. When I open the glove box , I do not see anything that will allow me to get past this thing. Am I doing something wrong here?
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Here is a picture of what I see when I open the glovebox.
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Old 09-02-09, 07:50 PM   #26
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Nevermind guys, I just noticed that this thread is for 2nd gen GS not 1st..sorry
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and where is this cabin filter in a 95gs300 located?
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Since i work in an hospital, i have access to big HEPA filter so i guess i will try to make a replacement, first i have to find a way to remove the filter from the glovebox.
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