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Old 02-23-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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For those with a 2000 or later Bonnie, where is your cabin air filter located at and how often do you change it? Last Sunday was the birth of our first child, a boy, named Jack. I was talking with a friend at my work and he showed me a brochure talking about how dirty the air is if you don't change the filter.
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Congrats Kevo on the birth of your son

The filter is located on the passenger side winshield wiper valance. There should be two tabs to open up and remove the top cover. It is a large rectangle filter with a plastic frame.
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Thanks, and thank you!!

It'* awesome to have a child. My wife has been simply amazing!

I want our cars to have clean air so as to get rid of dust, pollen, etc...
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Keeping the cabin air clean is very important, most people wonder why there is so much dust and soot on the dash...the cabin air filter is a very important item to keep green

And be sure to welcome Jack to the club

Congrats Kevo
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Keeping the cabin air clean is very important, most people wonder why there is so much dust and soot on the dash...the cabin air filter is a very important item to keep green

And be sure to welcome Jack to the club

Congrats Kevo
Thanks! I promise to raise him as an avid Bonnieville fan!

I hadn't even thought about the possibility of a cabin air filter. I'm glad someone gave me the heads up on it.
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So how often does it need changing?
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Cabin air filter doesnt come up untill 30,000 miles in the service manual but once a year is a good policy.
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Mine just turned 30k. The filter looks not quite as bad as the engine air filter.

The aftermarket filters are a little pricey. I'm on my way to a hardware store for "washable" home air filter material. I can make 5 for half the price of 1 auto filter. Will look for one listed for pollen. 90% efficiency but that'* all hype really! Use to teach a class on air filters.

I'll let you guys know how it works out. I love to beat the system using my noggin'.
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Cabin air filter doesnt come up untill 30,000 miles in the service manual but once a year is a good policy.
Actually, the dealer (and the GM website) suggest every 18K or one year. Delaer price for replacement is over $50

My personal thinking is that 30K/every year and a half to two years is about right.
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Cabin air filter doesnt come up untill 30,000 miles in the service manual but once a year is a good policy.
Actually, the dealer (and the GM website) suggest every 18K or one year. Delaer price for replacement is over $50

My personal thinking is that 30K/every year and a half to two years is about right.
Nice grab!! I went back and noticed it said 30 000kms!! oops
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