Does this SUV have any cabin air filters

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RINGERS07
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  • 2008 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
I want to know if the suburban has a place to put a cabin air filter and how to change it.
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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 AT 3:03 PM

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Tiny
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GM only lists an A/C refrigerant filter which is inline between the condenser and accumulator. In 2003 they took away the cabin air filter as an option. With the redesigned HVAC case, there is no longer a cavity for the filter. The GM parts catalog indicates there is replacement filter available; however there is no provision for it.
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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 AT 10:54 PM
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JAROD11038
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I am trying to find out where the cabin air filter is located in my suburban. I have seen videos on the internet about the location but when I removed the cover under the glove box there was a sealed box. In the videos I saw there was the filter exposed ready to be changed.
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Friday, July 17th, 2020 AT 10:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Here is a video of the job being done if your car has one as an option.

https://youtu.be/Z1IPPJU68KA

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Friday, July 17th, 2020 AT 10:28 AM (Merged)
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MUDDER71
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Hi Guys, watched the cabin air filter video, for the 00-06 bought the filter, started the repair can not locate cabin filter box. There seems to be some confusion of forums as to whether or not there actually is a cabin filter in an 04 Suburban. Can you clarify? Is it in a different spot? Or does it not exist? Thanks, Mudder
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Friday, July 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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These trucks does not come with a cabin air filter but for some reason you can buy one.

Here is what the factory says

Recommendation/Instructions:

Starting in 2003 model year, the passenger compartment air filter is no longer available as a factory option. With the redesigned HVAC case, there is no longer a cavity for the filter. The GM parts catalog indicates there is a replacement filter available; however, there is no provision for it.

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Friday, July 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
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LARRYPUCCIO
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
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I need to change my cabin air filter, but I cannot locate the cabin air filter in order to change it. Have taken noise cowl under dash off, but do not see "access panel" Where is it located? I have searched for the nut/screw that should hold it in place but cannot locate it.
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Friday, July 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SEANGRANT00
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I have attached an image to help you.

1. If equipped, remove the Instrument Panel (IP) sound insulator.
2. Remove the filter access door screw.
3. Remove the filter access door (1) from the HVAC module.
4. Remove the passenger compartment air filter.

Sean
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Friday, July 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
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LARRY1
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Where is the cabin filter located?
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Friday, July 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Hello,

Here is a guide and the diagrams below so you can see how the job is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-an-air-cabin-filter

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Friday, July 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
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GIBBY01
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
V8, two wheel drive, automatic.

Trying to locate the cabin filter.
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Friday, July 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

In 1999, GM did not equip these vehicles with a cabin air filter. I will tell you that most newer vehicles are located on the passenger side of the vehicle and behind the glove box.

I hope this helps.

Take care,
Joe
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Friday, July 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

The original post is for a 2008 Suburban. Although these vehicles didn't come with a cabin air filter, one can be installed. Also, there is actually a technical service bulletin regarding how to install one.

Here are the directions. It will require a section of the air duct to be cut. The attached pics correlate with the directions.
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2008 Chevy Truck Suburban 4WD V8-5.3L
A/C - Abnormal Dust Intrusion Into Vehicle Interior
Vehicle Heating and Air Conditioning Cabin Air Filter / Purifier Technical Service Bulletins A/C - Abnormal Dust Intrusion Into Vehicle Interior
A/C - ABNORMAL DUST INTRUSION INTO VEHICLE INTERIOR
# PI1216: Dust Intruding into Cabin Interior - (Apr 14, 2014)

Subject: Dust Intruding into Cabin Interior Models: 2007-2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT 2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV 2007-2013 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500 2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500, Suburban, Tahoe 2007-2013 GMC Sierra 1500 2007-2014 GMC Sierra 2500/3500, Yukon Models, Yukon XL Models Excluding Extended and Crew Cab Pickup (with RPO C67) Attention: Any changes or modifications to the vehicle should be first reviewed with the customer, and then noted on the repair order with customer approval. This is for customer satisfaction; this is not a warranty procedure.

Condition/Concern

Some customers may comment that dust is intruding into the cabin interior. If the vehicle is driven primarily in high dust conditions, it may be possible for some residual dust to enter the cabin of the truck through the fresh air intake in the plenum, then through the HVAC case.

Recommendation/Instructions

At request of customer, install a cabin air filter following instructions below.

These vehicles did not come with a cabin air filter from the factory. First-time installation of the cabin air filter will require an installation kit. There are two different types of filter media offered; particulate or carbon/particulate. Refer to the part numbers listed in the Parts Information following the procedure below.

Pic 1

1. Locate and remove the screws holding the right side lower insulator panel as shown in the illustration. Refer to Instrument Panel Insulator Replacement in SI.

Pic 2

2. On the underside of the HVAC case, inboard of the blower motor, locate the groove (2) around the molded-in cabin air filter access panel (1) as shown in the illustration.

Pic 3

3. Carefully cut out the molded-in cabin air filter access panel using a suitable tool. Keep the tool inside the groove at all times.

Note:

The size of the opening is 10.25" x 1" (260.3 mm x 25.4 mm) as shown in the illustration.

Important:

Once the molded-in cabin filter access panel is removed, ensure the opening is free of burrs and debris.

Pic 4

4. Bend the top stage and slowly insert the cabin air filter into the HVAC module, with the filter stages (cut outs) facing inboard while the pull strip is pointed down as shown in the illustrated.

Important:

pic 5

The cabin air filter MUST be flush with the HVAC module access opening as shown in the illustration.

Pic 6

5. Install the cabin air filter cover plate hook onto the slot in the HVAC module and press the cover flush while installing the fastener as shown in the illustration.

Tighten
Tighten the fastener to 1.6 N.M (14 lb in).

Pic 7

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I hope this helps.

Joe
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