Replace Cabin Air Filter

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Rangerdavid, Jan 24, 2017.

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    Ugh, I was finally getting around to ordering the "NEW CABIN AIR FILTER FITS LEXUS RX350 BASE 2016-2017 87139-0E040 87139-58010" that people in this thread said fits same as the OEM , and the company wants to charge $40 shipping to Hawaii. Guess I'll just vacuum out the old filter.
     
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    Great find. The two I bought fit Gen 3 even though the site said it fit the Gen 4. Same issue with the stupid plastic piece.

    I will try one of these and see what happens.
     
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    Yep, my dealer tried to pull that and I checked it when I got home and it was good for another two years at least. If it is covered with leaves then it is time to R&R the beast.
     
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    Well, I went off half-cocked: @Rangerdavid had a rodent nest of some sort in his air filter, it eventually was revealed. :oops:

    But yeah, for normal use, I can't get to strident about changing the cabin filter. I think it helps too, that we rarely use AC, and just run with the whole system off and windows rolled down some, half the year.
     
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    The filter is before the evaporator and heater core.

    To anyone who says these filters are useless you have never dealt with a clogged up evaporator core. It is the most expensive and hardest component of a vehicle AC system to fix. Each leaf that gets caught in your filter is a leaf that would have gotten caught in the evaporator.
     
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