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: How to replace the Cabin Filter


nebcarson
12-24-2008, 05:15 AM
The cabin (A/C) filter is located behind the glove box.
http://jeeppatriot.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=146&pictureid=1233
Open the glove box.
Push the sides, at the back of the glove box, together to get the glove box to drop down completely.
You will see the fan housing and there is a plastic cover with airflow stamped on it.
Take the cover off and replace the filter.
Reverse the process.

hope this helps.

happy christmas, mark.

Gaz
04-22-2010, 03:45 PM
This is the filter I don't have because of my Jeep being FDI rather than FDII, correct? So will the cover with airflow stamped on it be there, or will I need to purchase one if I want to install a filter?

Thanks,
G

JoeBecker
04-22-2010, 04:04 PM
The housing is the same for all models... they just left out the filter on some of them. :doh:

Johnnie
04-22-2010, 04:33 PM
This is the filter I don't have because of my Jeep being FDI rather than FDII, correct?
It's not a FDI <> FDII thing, I can tell you that much.

Vultite
04-22-2010, 04:55 PM
yea, mine didn't come with one either, i ran over to napa auto parts and picked one up for $12 bucks and put it in...just pop open the slot and push it in :smiley_thumbs_up:

Slaterracing
04-23-2010, 12:40 PM
Is there a year(s) that did not come with them or models of Jeep. i have no clue if mine has one or not. I would go outside right now and check but it is raining and i am at work so no garage.

JoeBecker
04-23-2010, 01:06 PM
It comes only in certain packages... MOST DO NOT have the filter.

Slaterracing
04-23-2010, 02:11 PM
It comes only in certain packages... MOST DO NOT have the filter.

well the rain let up enough to go out there and i do have a cabin filter in mine. Oh goodie just one more thing to change :)

yar1964
04-13-2011, 03:37 PM
I know old post, but do the 2011 have cabin filters, will have to check it out, no where did I see it in the manual or scheduled maintenance, but might not have had the glasses on when looking at that section ;) if I understand it correctly they all a spot for it just some don't have it?? so if I don't have the filter should be able to buy one and stick it in?

jeeppatriot2010
04-13-2011, 08:36 PM
my 2010 patriot has a cabin air filter in it only reason i know about it being there is because i checked.:p

BarryB
04-13-2011, 09:12 PM
It is worth having. Mine did not come with one, but I added it and found it collected a lot of filth from the air.

mrg455
04-14-2011, 02:42 PM
mine did not have one, but for 5.49 from rock auto it has one now, plus there was a $5 rebate, so i basically just paid for shipping :)

pjonesmoody
08-27-2011, 06:28 PM
My 2008 Sport does NOT have one. Guess it's time to grab one and put it in. it sure is easy enough to do.

ANGUSGARCIA
10-20-2011, 09:31 PM
The cabin (A/C) filter is located behind the glove box.
http://jeeppatriot.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=146&pictureid=1233
Open the glove box.
Push the sides, at the back of the glove box, together to get the glove box to drop down completely.
You will see the fan housing and there is a plastic cover with airflow stamped on it.
Take the cover off and replace the filter.
Reverse the process.

hope this helps.

happy christmas, mark.

perfect,, now i know how do it,,, THANKS

CrazyIvan
10-20-2011, 10:59 PM
Just checked mine, it is a 2010 FD1 4WD. It did have the filter installed, if a bit dirty from use. I will be buying another. They are pretty cheap at least.

Jmikeb92
10-21-2011, 10:41 AM
Just went out and check my filter, or rather lack there of. Filters aren't too expensive correct? Is there a specific kind i need or are they universal?

CrazyIvan
10-21-2011, 10:55 AM
Just went out and check my filter, or rather lack there of. Filters aren't too expensive correct? Is there a specific kind i need or are they universal?

just call your local jeep dealer. they will have the standard ones for around $10.

or you can go to amazon. type in : Jeep Patriot Cabin Air Filter

You will see some results..but up above you can specify your vehicle. Do that.

I saw 2 on Amazon.com for the Patriot. The standard for $6. Then there is a special Fram Fresh Air filter (lightly scented) for like $22.

keep in mind that unless you order $25 or more from amazon...you have to pay shipping.

I would give you a direct link, but I am typing from my phone.

but yes...you do need to make site it is for your jeep, as many different cars have them an can come in many different sizes and shapes

mrg455
10-21-2011, 04:11 PM
FRAM Part # CA10118 Flexible Panel; Extra Guard (Rebate/Promotion Available! See Promotions & Rebates Page for Details.)

$5.22
Add to Cart


from Rock auto, plus another 5% with the discount code!!!

Lawman
04-13-2012, 01:26 PM
Just went to the dealer to get an 18,000 mile service (about 3,000 miles late...) on my 2011 Latitude X. I had a coupon for a $21 oil change, and the rest of the service consisted of tire rotation and cabin air filter. Well the tire rotation they wanted $54 and the cabin air filter they said would cost $88. I agreed to pay $21 for the rotation out of convenience (still feeling scammed) and skipped the air filter.

Glad I did since I just ordered a brand new one from Amazon for $17, the 'FRAM CF10729 Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter' and it looks to take about 2 minutes to install. Will try to update once I get the filter and put it in.

MB
04-13-2012, 05:00 PM
Yes, never buy a filter from the dealership. I've always changed all of my filters myself. They want an absurd amount of money for the filter and to "install" it. How long does it take to remove the glovebox and a change filters??

I always go to advance auto or auto zone to get new filters. Its cheap and easy. As far as the tire rotation goes. I went to my dealer and they only charged 18.95 for the tire rotation. So... I don't know where they got their prices from.

Metaxa
04-13-2012, 06:04 PM
On my 2011 the glove box has a restraint cord that keeps the glove box door from swinging out of control after you pop the sides in and release it.

That keeper kept the door from totally clearing the filter door in the blower housing so I removed (unhooked) the cord and left it unhooked.

Two months later no issues at all. And the filter door is way easier to get to. The keeper cord is on the back, upper right of the glove box side panel and is under significant strain when the door is popped off the pivots, so be careful, it anchors into a plastic clip that would be easy to break.

And, for the record, my 2011 sport with only air and cvt as options had a filter.

MrJeepR44
04-13-2012, 06:11 PM
That cord is attached to a damper on mine I believe (its been since last summer since I checked). It keeps the glove box from flopping down when opened

Metaxa
04-13-2012, 07:41 PM
That cord is attached to a damper on mine I believe (its been since last summer since I checked). It keeps the glove box from flopping down when opened

yes, it is. But I notice no difference in opening and closing my glove box with it disabled.