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Old 11-28-2012, 08:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Air and cabin microfilter change

Went to the dealer for service and they wanted $225 to change the subject filters. Are they nuts? Bernardi has the parts for $40, can anyone tell me how involved the labor is, especially for the cabin filter, and a link to DIY instructions if they are available?

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How To Pollen Filter Replacement

Here is a link to the instructions tha I have been using for years to change the pollen filter in our 2002 MDX:

Acura MDX How To: Change the A/C Pollen Filter

It usually takes about 30 minutes.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The air filter is easy. You just unbolt the cover, take it out, and replace it. If you have the 2003-2006 MDX service manual, it's on page 11-335.

The cabin dust filter is not so easy. According to the service manual (page 11-335 in the 2003-2006), you have to remove the glove box and glove box frame (page 20-82), so it's a bit more involved.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I bought a third party filter for $19.00 and will DIY.
The cost at Acura dealer for part and labor is Stellar.
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I bought a third party filter for $19.00 and will DIY.
The cost at Acura dealer for part and labor is Stellar.
I don't know what you mean by "Stellar", but you can get the genuine Acura/Honda air filter for a 2011 MDX (P/N 17220-RYE-A10) for $16.68, and the genuine Acura/Honda cabin dust/pollen filter (P/N 80292-SHJ-A41) for $27.37, from this guy (whose coupon codes for reduced/free shipping are here):



He works at an Acura dealer and has some of the lowest parts prices anywhere.
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I don't know what you mean by "Stellar", but you can get the genuine Acura/Honda air filter for a 2011 MDX (P/N 17220-RYE-A10) for $16.68, and the genuine Acura/Honda cabin dust/pollen filter (P/N 80292-SHJ-A41) for $27.37, from this guy (whose coupon codes for reduced/free shipping are here):



He works at an Acura dealer and has some of the lowest parts prices anywhere.
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I don't know what you mean by "Stellar", but you can get the genuine Acura/Honda air filter for a 2011 MDX (P/N 17220-RYE-A10) for $16.68, and the genuine Acura/Honda cabin dust/pollen filter (P/N 80292-SHJ-A41) for $27.37, from this guy (whose coupon codes for reduced/free shipping are here):



He works at an Acura dealer and has some of the lowest parts prices anywhere.
Cheapest wins !
3rd part cabin filter rules at $19.
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Cheapest wins !
Not necessarily. There are some parts for which I would be really worried about the quality of cheap aftermarket parts, and would be willing to spend a few dollars more for the genuine Acura/Honda part, rather than a generic aftermarket part which might not offer the same quality and performance. Filters - cabin air filters, engine air filters, and oil filters - are one of them.
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^+1, I always prefer OEM.. not to mention purchasing from vendors with their discounts a few more bucks than aftermarket
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Those who do not have quality auto background should always stay OEM and even dealer service.
LMAO - So don't forget your GENUINE ACURA windshield wipers, antifreeze, oil, etc along w those cabin filters.
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Those who do not have quality auto background should always stay OEM and even dealer service.
LMAO - So don't forget your GENUINE ACURA windshield wipers, antifreeze, oil, etc along w those cabin filters.
Sounds like you're speaking on behalf of "those who do not have quality auto background" (and "those who do not have grammar background" too ). Because those who have a fair amount of automotive knowledge, know that the genuine Acura wiper inserts are cheaper than aftermarket ones.
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So many third party parts out there ... some better, same, and cheaper than those with the Genuine Acura labels which are slapped on the box.
If you really think they are made in an Acura Factory or made to specific Acura Specifications you need a manufacturing education.
Prove they are better for the entire MDX community with verifiable data
and everyone will bow to valued wisdom otherwise keep up the spam ...
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If you really think they are made in an Acura Factory or made to specific Acura Specifications you need a manufacturing education.
If you think Honda/Acura branded parts aren't made to Acura specifications (or to "specific Acura specifications" or even "specifically specific specifically Acura specifications, specifically" ), then you're the one who needs "a manufacturing education". Although you've already proved your need for additional education quite nicely in your posts, LOL!

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Prove they are better for the entire MDX community with verifiable data
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I can't prove to you with verifiable data that aftermarket parts are as good as Honda/Acura parts, either. I sure don't have verifiable data to prove that my cheap $19 filter is as good as the $27 Honda one, so I sure hope nobody asks me for that. But if I demand verifiable data, maybe it will distract anyone from realizing that I don't know what I'm talking about. Gosh I love to argue on the internet!
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Hey if you are doing this please make sure you clean the screen for the rear a/c blower, at the same time. It is very easy to do but could easly save you from overheating and destroying the blower. The screen behind the carpeted planel by the drivers right leg. I just cleaned my today it was so dirty no air would pass through at all!!!! I first blowed it clean with a leaf blower then I washed it hose and then blowed it dry again.
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Hey if you are doing this please make sure you clean the screen for the rear a/c blower, at the same time. It is very easy to do but could easly save you from overheating and destroying the blower. The screen behind the carpeted planel by the drivers right leg. I just cleaned my today it was so dirty no air would pass through at all!!!! I first blowed it clean with a leaf blower then I washed it hose and then blowed it dry again.
Hey, don't gum up the topic with actual useful information!

Just kidding, of course. It's a good tip and much appreciated.

You don't by any chance have a photo of where this screen is, do you? It's the first time I've heard about it.

Does the rear A/C only work if it's turned on by people in the rear? I almost never have people in the second seat and I've never even looked at the controls, so I have no idea whether or not there's any air flow going through the screen you're describing.
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