Cabin Air Filter Location?

Old 06-02-2008, 06:55 PM
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Cabin Air Filter Location?

Hey Dudes, does anyone have an idea where the cabin air filter is on an AP1?
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:00 PM
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Thanks Dude! Better go check it out.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:44 PM
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It's a good idea to change them regularly or they start to look like this:
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:51 PM
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Maybe a dumb question. If it is, go easy on me.

What's the value of a cabin air filter in an open air cabin?
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I found a bee stuck in the filter when I changed mine. Poor bastard!
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:54 AM
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What's the value of a cabin air filter in an open air cabin?
None Swingle, unless you run roof closed all the time.

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Old 06-03-2008, 06:43 AM
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I could be wrong but it seems that if the filter is clogged, the fan for the AC and heater has to work much harder.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by batguano View Post
I could be wrong but it seems that if the filter is clogged, the fan for the AC and heater has to work much harder.
Nope, not really. There is a air re-circulation button on our car, meaning the A/C uses the air in the cabin and not the outside. You can hear it closes the vents when you press this button, air doesn't go through the filter when this button is pressed.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:57 AM
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Yeah, not sure on the S2K but we've seen a number of Odyssey's come in with a/c transistor that burned out due to the a/c being over worked from a clogged cabin filter. No a/c in Arizona =

It's fairly easy to do, her in Arizona we change them every 15,000 miles because of the dusty conditions. But yeah, with the top down...meh. lol
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Disclosure on my part:

I didn't even know the S had a cabin filter until this past weekend when I had Ma Honda re-shoe my baby. (BTW, I got new summer tires!!!)
Anyway, I scoffed at the suggestion to replace the filter since I like to drive with the top down... which in my estimation defeats the purpose of a cabin filter. Seems to me a filter is just another marketing scam. But I'm all ears if someone can explain otherwise. (The Honda tech couldn't).

That said, Bat and Go make a good point... it's probably not a good idea to leave a clogged filter in place. I'm just not sure why I'd spend the money to replace something that amounts to nothing more than a clogging device.

J, do you sell gutted filters that won't clog?
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:37 AM
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the filter is great protection against mold and bacteria buildup within the a/c system itself, where the constant moisture makes a great breeding ground.......

boost convert will tell ya how common it is to see an Accord with a gallon of water sloshing around under the dashboard, due to a blocked a/c drain.

the filter's there, it's pretty cheap, and very easy to change (2 minutes), so why not?

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Old 06-03-2008, 11:53 AM
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You can get them at
www.hardtopguy.com
He also includes the install instructions.


My link above will walk you thru it.
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boost convert will tell ya how common it is to see an Accord with a gallon of water sloshing around under the dashboard, due to a blocked a/c drain.

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yeah, you got that right.

Customer: "There is a sloshing noise coming from inside the dash when I make turns."
Advisor: "When's the last time you changed your Cabin Filter?"
Customer: "My what?"

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Old 06-03-2008, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by chazdawg35 View Post
Hey Dudes, does anyone have an idea where the cabin air filter is on an AP1?
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OK. I'm sold.
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:20 PM
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Get you factory parts here. Its alot cheaper esp. the cabin air filter.

http://handaaccessories.com/s2000-03.html
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:42 PM
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Thanks for the info.I went to NAPA today and get one and the counter guy looked at me funny.Like a convertible car has a cabin filter,anyway he looked on the computer and said N/A.What are they smokin'!
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Originally Posted by bobby2002S2K View Post
Get you factory parts here. Its alot cheaper esp. the cabin air filter.

http://handaaccessories.com/s2000-03.html

Thanks for that link.
I just ordered a case of oil filters and a bunch of washers.
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If you don't change the filter when it needs it, eventually your car will stink and there will be wierd organisms growing in the ducts, the kind you see in sci-fi movies. Some day when you turn on the fan, they will come out and try to kill you. If we don't hear from you anymore, we know why.

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Old 06-03-2008, 10:26 PM
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After you replace the cabin filter, you will notice the air coming in faster. Its amazing what they take out so you don't breath it.

Even though our cars are convertibles, most of the time, you want the air coming from the outside -> in.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:49 PM
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Thanks Bobby,I got one from your site,Great price!Also got some bumper and fender clips.Some of mine are gone from my cold air install.
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Originally Posted by J'sS2K View Post
Nope, not really. There is a air re-circulation button on our car, meaning the A/C uses the air in the cabin and not the outside. You can hear it closes the vents when you press this button, air doesn't go through the filter when this button is pressed.
THAT explains why my AC smells like farts!



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Hey Dude's I just put in the new filter and I have seen sewer gutters that looked cleaner than the old filter.It looks it was in there since the car was new(2003) so much for Honda's(First Honda in Simi) used car inspection!Maybe they need to hire some real mechanic's.
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Hey Dude's I just put in the new filter and I have seen sewer gutters that looked cleaner than the old filter.It looks it was in there since the car was new(2003) so much for Honda's(First Honda in Simi) used car inspection!Maybe they need to hire some real mechanic's.
It's not a normal part of a used car inspection. It has nothing to do with the way the car runs or is constructed. The heater/air conditioner will work with it clean or dirty, it's not on the checklist that most dealerships have of things that must be checked...cut them some slack, unless you said something about it, they probably don't even know it exists.
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Kgf is right its not part of the used car inspection. It is part of services. But I was told by Honda that my car didnt have one. when i got the 50 or 65,000 mile check list. I found out a few months later it did. I think from reading a post from GO. Went back to honda to the parts counter to order one and the guy looked at my like it was crazy. Long story short i ordered one and it was the only one that they have every ordered from that honda dealer. So every S2000 owner that got charged hundreds of bucks for there service didnt get a new filter.
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Originally Posted by bobby2002S2K View Post
Get you factory parts here. Its alot cheaper esp. the cabin air filter.

http://handaaccessories.com/s2000-03.html
They have a special on the filter. $18.
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Try cflhonda.com, they have some really good prices on Honda parts.
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that's a good price. Can I get other oem stuff from you too? I assume cfl stands for central florida?

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I installed a new one last night but when I went to take the old one out it had fallen out of the holder. I'm guessing it was replaced but not snapped in properly.
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hey thank you boos convert for telling us the instructions with good images about the cabin air filter location on AP1..
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acc cabin filter is to clean the air before it gets into the engine
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this is nice and simple,,very helpful for inexperienced one like me when it comes ACC Cabin Filter troubleshooting..tnx

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I got curious about my cabin filter and decided to take a look at my own. I was able to remove the weather strip without too much difficulty but the cabin filter itself is tricky. I can't seem to even budge it? Like it's locked in there. Is there a certain way I'm supposed to slide it out or unhinge it? Because I couldn't wiggle it at all and I don't want to break anything. I supposed it's been awhile since anyone ever went under there because when I tried to lift up the cowl cover, it was like ripping tape off O_O.

Hope someone can help me out here. Thanks!
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Is there a certain way I'm supposed to slide it out or unhinge it? Because I couldn't wiggle it at all and I don't want to break anything.
If you look at the drawing above your message, you'll see there's a hold down clip at the front of the filter. Push that towards the back of the car to unlock the filter.
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Our top is down 95% of the time so all the cabin filter does in our S is to keep the bugs and other stuff from getting to the fan. I bought a cabin filter at Autozone, put it in and took the old filter and washed out all the crap that was on it and put it away. Then every 6 months I switch out the filters and wash the dirty one. Works for me, no need to waste money on a new filter that does nothing more than the old one that I clean.

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How are you guys getting these filters localy?? I went to advanced auto and autozone and neither of them even have it in their inventory at all.. Had to order mine and I'm glad I did cause I don't think mine was ever changed. It was NASTY!
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How are you guys getting these filters localy?? I went to advanced auto and autozone and neither of them even have it in their inventory at all.. Had to order mine and I'm glad I did cause I don't think mine was ever changed. It was NASTY!
The Autozone I went to(Sacramento) had one, maybe somebody ordered it and didn't pick it up? I wonder if the cabin filter for the S is specific to the S? If it is then I can see a auto parts store not having one and having to order it. Not a lot of S's out there.

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