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CADILLAC SLS PANEL PROBLEM

2001 Cadillac SLS • 110,000 miles

How do I Replace a 2001 Cadillac SLS Cabin air Filter
I need to know where it is and how to get to it.
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Gary
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January 30, 2013.



REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Remove the left sound insulator panel. Refer to Closeout/Insulator Panel Replacement - Left (LHD) or Closeout/Insulator Panel Replacement - Left (RHD) in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators.
Twist the shift cable grommet and position the cable grommet away from the filter access cover. It may be necessary to cut the tie strap, and to slice and peel back the foam insulation in order to position the shift cable grommet out of the way, in order to access the filters.

Remove the filter access cover (1). Push the cover down, then pull the cover out.

Remove the tape on the first filter.
Remove the first filter by pulling the filter tab.
Remove the tape on the second filter.
Remove the second filter by pulling the filter tab.
Remove the third filter by pulling the filter tab.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

IMPORTANT: Lubricate the new filter guides with a spray silicon for ease in installation. Keep the filters as straight as possible during installation.

Install the first filter into the HVAC module assembly.
Use the tab or a long screwdriver in order to raise the filter, so that the leading edge of the filter catches on the holding rib inside the filter case.
Install the second filter in the tab of the first filter.
Slide the second filter into the remaining channels of the first filter.
Raise the filters, so that the leading edge of the second filter catches on the holding rib inside the filter case.
Install the third filter in the tab of the second filter.
Slide the third filter into the remaining channels of the second filter.
Fold the second filter tab down and pull the third filter tab up over the second filter.

Install the filter access cover (1).

Reposition the shift cable grommet. If the insulation was peeled back, secure the foam back into the original position.
Install the left sound insulator panel. Refer to Closeout/Insulator Panel Replacement - Left (LHD) or Closeout/Insulator Panel Replacement - Left (RHD) in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators.

ASEMaster6371
Jan 30, 2013.