Cabin Air Filter Mod

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  1. Trupiano

    Trupiano Registered User

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    Dodge decided that our 4th Gen RAMS do not need cabin air filtration, this is an easy way to install one so it looks factory.


    TOOLS NEEDED:

    (1) Sharp boxcutter or X-acto

    PARTS NEEDED:

    (1) Filter box 'lid'. Dodge part number 68052292AA (About $11)
    (1) Cabin Air Filter. Dodge part number 5058693AA, OR, Purolater C25869 ($7), Hastings HAAF1328, or Wix 24578

    (These parts are all "OEM" for a 2010 Dodge Avenger, Caliber, Compass, etc. They will not be found by searching in any parts book under 'Dodge Ram'!)

    Step 1. Remove lower glove box by gently pulling inward on both sides where the 'ears' are.

    Step 2. Locate the filter slot area, which is shaped like a short, fat "T". Using the sharp tool of your choice, cut out the area just inside of the "T". You do not need to cut out the lower 'leg' of the "T", just go straight across. (Refer to pic)

    Step 3. Slide in filter with airflow arrow pointing down. The filter, when properly installed, will protrude outside of the slot some. It will not be 'flush'.

    Step 4. 'Snap' on the lid. You will need to press on the little 'ears' on each end of the lid (marked with blue tape in pic) until you hear a 'click'. This 'locks' the lid into place.

    Step 5. Re-install glove box, and done!

    The only "hard' part is trimming out the slot, but the material is pretty thin,,, Just take your time,,,

    Future servicing of this filter is super easy!!! Takes about 2 minutes, most of which will be spent emptying the glovebox!

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  2. Trupiano

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    I haven't done this yet, but I just recently learnt it from someone on here. Found this guide on another forum so I posted it here. Pretty awesome!
     
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    i read it on another forum and interested in doing it.


    need to fix the pics
     
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    Update pics - Must do this mod when I get a chance. If I am not mistaken, there are cheper filters available though than the MOPAR version. Good link!
     
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    Fixed!
     
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    I'm curious about this. Do the the 3rd Gens have a cabin filter in them? I need to check into this.
     
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    Yeah they do. I changed mine after 60K miles, bleh! I'm suprised my vents blew any air!
     
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    very nice...thanks
     
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    nice info.
    might give me something to do today.
     

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