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Old 05-15-2004, 01:34 PM   #41
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I just had my SEEi serviced this morning - the first time I have not taken it to the dealer. I was asked if I wanted the cabin air filter checked and I said yes. However, when they checked - there was no filter? I then checked my manual and there is no mention of the cabin air filter. I went to the dealer and becasue it is the weekend, they have to check with the shop foreman on Monday to make sure this car is supposed to have a filter?

Does anyone know for sure if this 2003 is supposed to have a filter. I have the door opening, but nothing inside. Is there a bracket or anything that the filter is supoosed to sit in. Does not having the filter affect the heating and air condiotioning system?

It looks to me like this whole filter idea is a make money project for the filter makers?
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If there is a filter compartment, I'd say yes, there should be a filter & bracket installed. Apparently the car was delivered without the filter? The dealer should get you a filter no cost. In the short term, I don't think it'* detrimental to run without a filter, but I'd definitely get one in soon.
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Update - dealer just called and I have been advised that mid-way in 2003, GM dispensed with putting the cabin air filter in my model. Apoparently this was the result of numerous complaints of restricted air flow in the cabin?

Is anyone else aware of this development?
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Funny the service manual for a 2003 shows a filter, and no mention of the delete in the service bulletins?

If the filter is plugged why not change it, instead of removing it. I love my cabin filter, keeps the interior clean and fresh
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maybe becuase he has a Canadian model??
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Does anybody know how difficult it would be to retrofit a filter onto a mid-year 2003 if it came withou a filter system? I just bought it used a week ago and that was something I thought was a good idea. Since it seemed to come on all the Bonnevilles I didn't think to look to make sure it was there. (I would have bought the car anyway.) But after reading this thread I have to wait for my wife to bring it back home to go check to see if I have one or I have a problem. Thanks for some great discussion!

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Funny the service manual for a 2003 shows a filter, and no mention of the delete in the service bulletins?

If the filter is plugged why not change it, instead of removing it. I love my cabin filter, keeps the interior clean and fresh
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Since I have the opening, I am assuming all I need is the frame and filter. I have ordered the Fram CF 8804 kit noted in this thread, which I understand comes complete. With any luck, I will have mine installed this weekend.

I found the Fram kit at a local retailer for $40 complete. I called the dealer and the filter and frame OEM is $92.

In all of this, I am assuming that GM has not changed the size of the fan motor etc for 2003, when it apparently decided to dispense with the cabin filter?
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ok I just installed the Fram filter and frame. Do I assume this unit just sits in the openimg? The frame appears to have clips on the side but they do not appear to be attach to anything near?
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Final comment (I promise). After searching previous threads, I got the filter installed correctly. The only additional item I need is the retainer clip for the right front and I have the part number and will pick it up next week..

Might be my imagination, but I am finding the entire air circulation system in the car much quieter with the filter installed - previously it was often like a "wind tunnel" in the car.

I am learning that by "searching" the forums here, there is certainly an abundance of information concerning every aspect of our favorite cars.

Thanks.
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Final comment (I promise). After searching previous threads, I got the filter installed correctly. The only additional item I need is the retainer clip for the right front and I have the part number and will pick it up next week..

Might be my imagination, but I am finding the entire air circulation system in the car much quieter with the filter installed - previously it was often like a "wind tunnel" in the car.

I am learning that by "searching" the forums here, there is certainly an abundance of information concerning every aspect of our favorite cars.

Thanks.
Good deal, thanks for the update.
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