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Old 29th January 2014, 09:52   #61
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Can I use any other car's filter in my Elantra ? 3.8K seems to much. I read somewhere on the thread, Honda City filter is around thousand bucks only.
3.8k for OEM is not that odd. Check on the web for the fllter as well as OE other filters which may fit. Honda City filter is standard fitment, which needs to be changed every 20,000km.

My Civic flter was a shade under 2.5k on eBay. It is the same as the Accord, but I will be surprised if the OE is below 4k.

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Just got my Car AC fixed today.. total damage to wallet is 7K. The filter is still not installed. I asked the A.S.S guys about the spare list, it is listed as 3.8K for the Elantra filter and I have to order and wait 15 days for it to arrive...

Can I use any other car's filter in my Elantra ? 3.8K seems to much. I read somewhere on the thread, Honda City filter is around thousand bucks only.
Sorry for the late reply. Was caught up elsewhere. Ok, about the City filter, if its a snug fit and doesn't let air escape from the sides, it should be good.

A word on filter here to remember is that JUST the size/shape of the filter matching doesn't necessarily mean that it's right for your car . Though it might fit, yet each filter is made specifically for a particular ac unit keeping in mind various factors like the strength of the blower motor and amount and rate of airflow, etc. So fitting the wrong one could result in reduced air flow which could ultimately effect your ac cooling rate adversely . Also, if the filter is of a weaker or smaller unit, then it could be sucked in by the blower and enter the cooling coil intake duct or obstruct your ac main airflow passage. All with bad results. So it would be nice to take advice from a knowledgeable ac technician before proceeding. Happy cooling.

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Old 30th March 2014, 20:10   #63
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Need help here guys, how do I check for filter in Ritz?
I have a 2009 Ritz. When I switch to fresh air mode in city traffic, I can smell the exhaust gas. The same doesn't happen in my friends Verna (last generation, not the fluidic design one).

Is it because the filter is missing or problem with the AC?
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Need help here guys, how do I check for filter in Ritz?
I have a 2009 Ritz. When I switch to fresh air mode in city traffic, I can smell the exhaust gas. The same doesn't happen in my friends Verna (last generation, not the fluidic design one).

Is it because the filter is missing or problem with the AC?
The cabin air filter as it is named if located behind the glovebox inside the dashboard.

There will be a black housing where on top the filter sits so you'll need to feel the same by your hand. If it is there then no worries else go to MASS and get it fits for Rs 350.

AFAIK, the air filter is to trap dust etc from blowing into the cabin and not trapping odour.

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Hi guys,

I bought cabin filters for my Civic from Amazon.com few months ago.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Now, I have sold my Civic. If anyone in Delhi/NCR wants to buy them (2 pcs), please let me know.
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Old 2nd October 2014, 11:58   #66
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Bosch Activated Carbon Cabin Air Filter for AStar

I spend two hours in grinding, crawling and long term killing traffic between office and home everyday on my dusty yet trusty Discover 135. With the aim of not shortening my life considerably I bought myself a NeoMask - mask with activated carbon cloth. The mask works flawlessly in cutting out dust and smoke while making the wearer look and sound like an intimidating baddy from the batman series at the same time. It has been a lifesaver and I will swear by it.

While sleepily browsing through the forum at around 1am I came across this thread and was super excited to learn about the activated carbon cabin filter.

On my way back from work I picked up a Bosch Activated Carbon Cabin Filter from Om Sai Motor. Their store is behind Total Mall on ORR, close to EMC2 office. The filter is meant for the Swift and it set me back by Rs.1300 but if history is anything to go by this product could well be worth its price.

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In order to remove the glove box in the AStar push the stopper area in-words. This requires some effort since the glove box is pretty thick. The weight of the glove box surprised me. The small curved part at the hinge is delicate and can break while refitting the glove box so it pays, by exactly the same amount as cost of an AStar glove box, to be gentle.
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This is what it looks like in there :
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Fortunately the plastic around the groove is thin. I was able to get through it with a pen knife. After making a wide enough opening I pushed a hacksaw blade in and cut along the length. Repeated the same on all four edges.
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Out came the supposed-to-be openable lid :
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In goes the filter. I was able to insert it with the foam pointing outward. The filter would not go in with the foam facing sideways. It is a tight fit and requires some shaking and coaxing to get in.
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Placed the plastic back and taped the edges. A perfect factory finish fit isn't it?
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Post fitment the blower air volume has reduced by around 30% at speed 1, 20% at speed 2, and 10% at other speeds. On the bright side the blower speed is same when blower is off.
At speed 1, I can hear the blower motor whine faintly. This wasn't the case earlier though.
I am yet to take the car out to notice any difference in air quality.

Please feel free to post/PM any queries, I will be happy to help.

This DIY would not have been possible without Bhpian Sankar's posts. Thanks a ton.

Disclaimer : I am not associated with the product in any way.
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Bosch Activated Carbon Cabin Air Filter for AStar

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Hi,

Why did you pay Rs 1,300 for this one? When MGP filter are available for a fraction of the cost?
I got original MGP swift filters for Rs 346 -/!
I managed to modify this and fit it into a Mitsubishi Cedia As the Cedia original filter was close to Rs 3,000 !
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Is the MGP an Activated Carbon filter?
Some say that I was specifically looking for an activated carbon filter
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Is the MGP an Activated Carbon filter?
Some say that I was specifically looking for an activated carbon filter
hah! I don't believe it is
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Drove for about 30KM with the Bosch Active Carbon Cabin Air Filter today.
Earlier I was able to distinctly smell smoke inside the cabin while in dense traffic or while following a bus/truck/smokey auto. With the filter absolutely no smell.
At a particular stretch on IRR there would always be foul drainage smell in the car. With the filter the smell has reduced by 90%. It took me a while to realize that I was driving on that stretch while previously the stench would force me to change over to re-circulation mode.
So far so good
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Old 7th April 2015, 11:46   #71
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Please could someone confirm about the cabin air filter for a Ford Ikon 1.6.

I have tried searching for the same through TBhp and google as well. Did not get it anywhere so assuming that it does not exist.
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Hello,

I recently changed the Cabin Air Filter on my Fluidic Elantra (ca. 2015). I noticed a lot of dust on my dash and was wondering why the ac was putting this through since I always drive with the windows up and climate control on (I alternate between re-circulation and outside air modes). I never noticed this amount of dust in my Skoda Laura, which I have driven for several years in a similar fashion.

I followed instructions in the Elantra Owners Manual to access the cabin air filter. I discovered that in India, Hyundai fits a screen type plastic air filter. This is possibly because it is more durable & cost effective since it can be cleaned and used for several years; however there is no way this large pores of the plastic (nylon?) screen can trap dust. It only traps small bugs/insects, leaves etc. This explains why my dash always seemed to get dusty. Odor was not a problem with me since the Elantra's Cluster Ionizer is quite effective.

I bought an Activated Charcoal HEPA type filter from Amazon (US) which is compatible with the Elantra and installed it in the car. Initial impressions are that the cooling & air flow continues to be good as before and it does not seem to put out fine dust. I will post an update after using it for a few months.

Pictures attached below of the OEM plastic screen type filter and the upgraded filter I installed. This is a relatively easy DIY job. The manual has instructions on how to access the cabin air filter and there are also a few videos on YouTube. YOu I would recommend such an upgrade if you live in the city or dusty/polluted locations. Retain the plastic filter so you can replace it temporarily when you give the car for service for e.g.

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I recently had my 2008 Hyundai Verna VGT CRDI HVAC system serviced. The car has a auto HVAC system installed and despite playing around with all the controls, the cabin just did not cool, even at 17C on full power. When the dashboard was opened, I s shocked to see the account of dust on the system and in the grills. The mechanic simply said, your car did not have the filter installed from the factory, and this dust is a collection of 6 years worth. Finally, installed a BOSCH dust filter, and did a complete has recharge and cleaning. Note the system works like a charm and chills the cabin even at 24C, in the crazy Bangalore summer.
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Are you sure that you had to cut into the filter fitment ? It is my assumption that you will be able to open the fitment area by just unplugging the side locks.

I am not convinced that Maruti made a closed loop when there is a option to fit filter in it.
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The servicing head at Advaith wasn't even aware that such a filter exists for the Eon. Told him to open the glove box and check, but he did not bother to do that. Since I was in a hurry I let it go. But Next service I shall have the filter installed for sure. Really need it in the city.
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