There is order info for factory manuals on P.385 of owner's manual. Or buy it online - http://www.helm.com .
To replace the dust/pollen filter, you have to :
1. Remove the glove box ( there are some SRS components in
this area, be careful!)
2. Cut the plastic cross brace and discard it (first time
3. Remove glove box frame (4 screws)
4. Remove the filter lid and pull out the filter.
It is not that difficult but the manual helps a lot.
I'm thinking about getting a service manual. In your opinion, is the service manual a worthwhile purchase? Are there many other things (besides replacing the aforementioned air filter) that warrant it? These days with autos so complex, there isn't much a do-it-yourselfer can still do him/herself. TIA.
Even if you don't do stuff yourself, the biggest reason (in my mind) for having the service manual is to keep the dealer honest.
This way, if work is being done you know how they should do it right. I found two different dealers didn't follow the manual- one didn't replace washers that the manual states must be replaced when the bolt is removed, andother didn't check the alignment after a suspension part was replaced.
You'd be none the wiser, assuming the dealer is the expert, if you didn't have the manual.
I ordered mine before they were even shipping them.
Why are you changing the dust & pollen filter so soon? What time frame is recommended?
Did Tim provide a better one than the stock model?
Does the stock and/or Tim's filter also block mold spores?
My allergies are killing me this year. If there is an upgrade filter I gotta have one.
I know, lotsa questions, but I'll bet I'm not the only one who needs the answers.
Anymore input from our MDX (online) community?
Great information about the manual and the filter.
I was sure the filter change out was in that time frame. I couldn't check my own manual due to the fact that I've been traveling for my job for the last week.
Great news about the acupuncturist! I have had treatments in the past for other ailments and just two days ago I made an appointment to see a practioner for my allergies!
Thanks for sharing,
For those of you who may have replaced the dust and pollen filter yourselves, is there a "wrong" way to install it? Ever since mine was replaced by the dealer at 30K, my glove box door "sticks" when I open it (no big deal). My real concern is that when the fan is on max high, I'm getting a strange air flow noise from where the filter is. Also, I now notice when sitting in traffic close to the car/truck in front of me, I can clearly smell exhaust fumes even with the air conditioner on.
Thanks for any and all suggestions.
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