Prius Prime Cabin Filter

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  1. ajpn

    ajpn Junior Member

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    Anybody else having trouble finding a useable after market cabin filter? All tge ones I've tried are are trying to pass off the cabin filter for previous Prius models. Bosch, Wix, Microguard... the ones with vertical folds as opposed to the Prime which requires horizontal folds.

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    The Toyota part number (87139-28020) for the cabin air filter is the same as the one for fourth-generation liftback Prius cars, so I assume the Japanese aftermarket filters I mentioned in March would work in the Prius Prime, too.
     
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    [​IMG] I bought some aftermarket carbon cabin filter for my yaris which I thought would work in the prime, well sorta... like above post, the pleats are 90° out of "phase" :p Carbon does a great job at eliminating outside odors. If you haint tried 'em yet you should! Cabins tend to concentrate/pressurize the odors.

    2020 Toyota Prius Prime HYBRID Cabin Air Filter. DEODORANT, Particles, Pollutants - 8713958010 - Genuine Toyota Part

    spendy @ $51.90? Come on Toyota who's getting all that profit?
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    8713958010 - Google Search
    Got my old ones for yaris @$6 each
     
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    K&N makes a washable (re-usable) cabin filter ($40 on Amazon or E-Bay). P/N VF2054 for the 2018 Prius Four. I believe it fits the 2017 Prius Prime as well.

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    If it fits in the case, the pleats angle shouldn't matter. Yeah, I changed my cabin filter on my PRIME at 30K maintenance but was not going to pay the ridiculous price for the OEM carbon filter. I ended up getting a regular (non-carbon) OEM cabin filter, but so far not noticing any difference from the carbon filter that was in before, I think I paid ~$18 for the OEM non-carbon filter, but I am going to try Yaris aftermarket one next time. Thanks for the info.
     
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  6. Dael

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    The problem with the Yaris filter is there is a vertical component in the filter tray that is perpendicular to the "ribs" so it squashes them and lessens efficiency. the red line points to the vertical component, the dimensions only fit it one way which is across the three red lines.
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    Oh, I see. I did not examine the tray component that well. Next time, I am going to look for an aftermarket one like in your posted Google search link.
     
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    K&N P/N 33-2485 will not work in the gen 4 Prius Four which requires the notch (shown for the VF2054 filter) that allows flexing of the filter so that it can be inserted in the filter tray. However, P/N VF2054 should work in the gen 4 Prius Prime. The gen 4 Prius Four tray is also keyed to accept only a notched filter, and I suspect the same is true for the gen 4 Prius Prime cabin filter tray (but I have not confirmed this). I have confirmed form-fit compatibility of VF2054 with gen 4 Pruis Four (currently installed in my 2018 Prius Four vehicle). Although I have not confirmed, through installation, form-fit compatibility of VF2054 in a Prius Prime, Amazon and E-Bay verification indicates that VF2054 is compatible with the gen 4 Prius Prime.
     
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