Solar Roof Question- Dust filter?

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  1. 925PriusGuy

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    Question on the Solar roof. Is there a filter or does the solar fan use the existing cabin air filter?

    I'm just wondering if you park in a dusty area or someones gardener comes along with a leaf blower and blows up a bunch of dust around the car with the solar fan activated, would dust get sucked inside? :confused:
     
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    Being that it uses existing blower motor (though upgraded from non-solar versions), it also uses the existing cabin-air filter. The clean/change interval is 10k miles/20k miles vs. 15k miles/30k miles for non-solar as a result.
     
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    Yes it will get sucked in. There is the standard cabin air filter though.
     
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    Yes if you read the maintenance schedule you have to replace the filter more often on sunroof cars.
     
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    Just what I was searching for. Thanks for the info!
     
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    And change the filter yourself - don't have the dealer do it. They will charge you a bunch of $$. Go to Amazon (or similar website) order the filter for 14 bucks (or so) then watch a YouTube video on how to change it (it's behind your glove box). You'll get satisfaction of saving money and being a handy person all at once!
     
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    Great info!! Thanks!
     
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    Whats the popular filter to use? I just ordered the FRAM CF10285
     
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    That's the better of the 2 options. The other is cheaper, made of plain paper and lacks any odor control.
     
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    How long does it typically last?
     
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    On most Toyotas, 15K miles. Using the solar roof ventilation option frequently, maybe 10K miles. Easy enough to pop it out and have a look. When in doubt, replace it. Even minor airflow restriction can noticeably impact A/C and heater function.
     
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