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Old 12-22-2011, 08:34 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Does that mean my G1 Insight is a "collectible" with the original plastic cross-bar and filter?



PS: Planning to "ruin" the car's value over Christmas break by replacing the 10 year old filter.

Good filters are about $10 on ebay with free shipping....
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:14 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Thank you very much for your great post. I needed that!
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:43 PM   #53 (permalink)
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You could probably cut a piece of a furnace/ac filter from home depot to the square dimensions of the cabin a/c filter and save a few bucks, and have replacements on hand for the future.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:30 PM   #54 (permalink)
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That is a helpful tutorial. Thanks Blue-Civic-Hybrid. It gives us newbies confidence. Just in case some viewers have never seen the plastic bar that has to be cut out, here are a couple of pics. This is on my '06 with "never changed filter" that is about to be changed (bought it in 2010). The dash was pulled out to add an AXXESS Aux line-in module at the same time.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:40 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Default Plastic still there on mine too...

...at least until I removed it. *First Post*! I'm so thankful this information is here. I just became the proud owner of a 2002 CVT with 73k miles, and of course, the cabin filter was the original.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:22 PM   #56 (permalink)
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...at least until I removed it. *First Post*! I'm so thankful this information is here. I just became the proud owner of a 2002 CVT with 73k miles, and of course, the cabin filter was the original.
Welcome!That was one of the things accomplished on my car too, and the filter was just about the same! It really made a diff in my vehicle.
I cleaned the fan as well [which's ahead of the filter] (three bolts) because there was still some debris in the squirrel cage.
Some used a spray in the air inlet to knock back any mold, but I haven't tried that yet myself.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:38 AM   #57 (permalink)
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I think I may have y'all beat.
2000 Insight with 185,000 miles. Uncut plastic bar. Dirtiest filter ever.





YIKES !

Big thanks to the OP for the great how-to!
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Anyone know where else an odor might be coming from in the hvac? I've changed the cabin filter to no avail. When I turn on the ac or heat I'm nearly overwhelmed with the stink of the prior owner and their little ankle biters, the little white hairs of which I'll likely never be rid of.thanks
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Yes, change the cabin filter.

Also: maybe your AC condensate drain tube is clogged and there's stagnant water in there?

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Old 08-13-2012, 04:38 PM   #60 (permalink)
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When I turn on the ac or heat I'm nearly overwhelmed with the stink of the prior owner and their little ankle biters[...]
Have you tried one of those aircon sanitising and deodorising products? It's essentially an aerosol that latches on. You start the car with the windows closed, run the aircon, get out, place the thing in the car and set it going, close the door and let the aircon distribute its contents through the car for ten minutes (or whatever it says on the tin).

Never had need to use one myself, but I do believe dealers use them for cars they've taken in from smokers or pet owners.
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