How and where to change the cabin air filter, or air conditioner filter

Tiny
MARCOROD
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  • 1997 TOYOTA PRADO
  • 12,000 MILES
Its the filter for the air conditioner, because only a small amount of air is reaching the end. Where is the air blend door that situated. Can you tell me where is it located? Its a 1997 Land Cruiser Prado GX1
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 AT 8:19 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Hello,

There is no cabin air filter for your car. Here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when changing the blend door actuator out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-blend-door-motor

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 AT 11:03 AM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Cabin filters are common only for 2k years onwards and most probably there is none installed in your vehicle.

The most likely cause of clogging would be the evaporator fins. Try using compressed air to blow from the blower motor end. Removing the blower motor would give you more room.
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 AT 11:53 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the help, I suspected that it wouldn't have one.I changed out the mode actuator and the system works great! Thanks 2Carpros.
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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 6:56 AM
Tiny
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If you are able to get a cleaner that can be sprayed onto the evaporator fins to dissolve the dirt, that would be good. Compressed air is a must if you want to do a good job.

Open all doors while doing the job for ventilation as dust would be flying around.

Another way is to spray cleaner onto the evaporator core where the fins are and allow to dissolve for a few minutes. Use a garden hose with a little pressure and low volume to flush the fins and wash away the cleaner as well. Ensure the evaporator discharge hose is not clogged and it would flood the cabin if it is.

Thanks for using 2Carpros
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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 12:18 PM

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