Originally Posted by markwb
It takes a little finesse' & perseverance installing the filter, you'll see. : )
You were right! It looks impossible, but it will go in there.
My wife pulled her car out of the garage, so I snuck in there (still raining here in MI).
I took some pictures and I'll go thru it step by step.
Installing the Fram CF8804 Cabin Filter in 2005 Bonneville.
Here is the Filter
as purchased from PartsAmerica.com
for $30. It appears that the Fram filter is now charcoal activated.
Here are the Fram instructions.
(Not a lot of detail, I'm afraid)
Remove cabin filter cover
(just in front of the passenger side wiper blade).
Remove old filter if present (I didn't have one).
You can just see the Fan
. This is a good time to reach in and clear out any leaves or paper that may have gotten sucked into the fan.
The filter will be installed in this direction
shows the passsenger side lock pin and driver side hole.
The filter will slide in pretty easy, until the thickest part of the filter is in the hole. Here you will have to Push
towards the passenger side of the car, depress the lock pin a little, and give it the final push.
When fully installed
, the lock pin will be snapped into the passenger side hole and the driver'* side holes will be lined up.
I read at another thread, that the driver side holes are a good place to slip in a zip tie to hold it down. Here is a before and after picture
with a tie in the driver side holes.
(Mumble to self... "that wasn't too bad".)
Good Luck to all that try.
As a side note, there is text on the side of the filter that shows the direction of air flow. It seems to me that the direction is wrong. Air Flow Picture.
Any other opinions?