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Old 03-03-2005, 07:54 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2004 Bonneville. Under the hood on the passenger side is a compartment labled "filtration". However there is no filter in it. It'* just an empty compartment but you can see down inside of it all the way to the blower. Should there be a filter in this? The dealer says no. But it sure looks like there should be. If a filter goes in there, can you get it at any parts store or is it a dealer item only?
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Welcome. First things first... The search function works great. Just run a search with the criteria being cabin AND filter and specify the 2000 and Newer section.

Here are the ones that should cover your questions completely:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=30051
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=14537
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=13593

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welcome Bob,
you can pick up a filter at any parts store.
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I am going to reply on this one even though I started the other thread. I just ordered the cabin filter assembly 25669930 from GM as I stated in my earlier thread. Since there wasn't a Fram assembly locally and I needed parts from gmpartsdirect anyhow, I just went that route.

It showed up as what sounds like, the same assembly as if you bought the Fram (except I hear the Fram assembly has the anti-odor carbon filter. This GM unit does not contain the retainer clip, so I guess I am going to improvise for now.

In the meantime, I haven't figured out how to put the assembly in that hole. Fixin to re-read the other posts.. The right side won't go through the hole. Hum...
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Done! You have to hold your tongue right to get the right side to clear. It popped in after a little persuasion.

Anyhow, don't need the retainer clip. In fact, without the retainer clip and using a small tie strap, you are able to push the filter a little more down into the hole. Seems like it would seal it off better.

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That new filter will make a huge difference to your cabin air. A bad/non existing filter will make your cabin air 7 times more polluted than the outside air.

They recommend every 10,000 or so miles to change it, but once a year is not a bad way to think instead of worrying about mile amounts, lol.
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i change mine everytime i change my motor oil...4-5K that way i know i have clean fresh air cuz i dont think i would want to wait a year to change it... its pretty dirty at 4k helps with my allergy'* so i dont looke like this ->
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Mine came original with a filter and I have changed it once at 20,000 km. Dealer cost is $50 Cdn. It is carbon impregnated. Hepa type.
Very pricey but it keeps everything clean inside with no dust on the dash or in the air.
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The other thing the filter will do is reduce the amount of build-up on the heater core. We have an older Caravan that no longer has any air movement through the heating/cooling system because the heater core is plugged on the air side.
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i change mine everytime i change my motor oil...4-5K that way i know i have clean fresh air cuz i dont think i would want to wait a year to change it... its pretty dirty at 4k helps with my allergy'* so i dont looke like this ->
Indeed. With allergies, you gotta play it by the way you feel/react to the interior air. Those carbon activated ones(that 2000silverbullet mentioned) are much better than my paper one, but since noone has allergies in my immediate family, I just use the regular ones.
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