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oops, i thought u were talking about the oil filter. I need to look this one up.

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From an old thread.

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
only).
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.



Good luck.:)
 

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thanks!

thanks for the advise!
Mesa Beige, base model with flairs, nerf bars, racks, wood meter, knob, all season mats, cargo net, cargo seperator net.
 

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Glove box removal

Did anyone else have to take the passenger kick plate off to get at the screw/bolt for the right side of the glove box?
 

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I tried ordering a filter from Tim couple of months ago and he advises me even though the manual recommends change at 30K miles, he feels that is overkill and persuaded me to not do it so soon. He said he would be more than glad to sell me the filter but would feel like he is ripping me off if I changed it that early. You can take a look at your own filter and make your own decision.
 

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It was dirty enough to change. Not as dirty as the air filter, but pretty dirty.

Hasn't anyone else changed this themselves yet?
 

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jford62 said:
It was dirty enough to change. Not as dirty as the air filter, but pretty dirty.

Hasn't anyone else changed this themselves yet?
With approx. 11K on the X, I think it is too early for me to change it. :2:
 

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I just changed the filter in my MDX, I have a little over 30 k on my 2001 Biege Base model. I replaced the Air fliter for the engine and the Climate system. I took a picture of the Micron air filter and mine was very dirty, actually about the same as the Engine Air filter. Here is a picture of the new one side by side with the old filter. Judge for yourself if it was a good time to change it!!


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Gregc said:
I just changed the filter in my MDX, I have a little over 30 k on my 2001 Biege Base model. I replaced the Air fliter for the engine and the Climate system. I took a picture of the Micron air filter and mine was very dirty, actually about the same as the Engine Air filter. Here is a picture of the new one side by side with the old filter. Judge for yourself if it was a good time to change it!!


Greg in Atlanta
IT'S OUTTA HERE!!!!! :mad:
 

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Gregc said:
Here is a picture of the new one side by side with the old filter. Judge for yourself if it was a good time to change it!!


Greg in Atlanta
Thanks for providing this picture Greg.

Looks like it should have been changed earlier. Think I'll change mine at 20,000 miles.

Have you done much off roading or do you drive a lot on dirt roads?
 

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jford62 said:
Did you have to take the kick plate off to get to that screw?

I took the Front Door Sill trim and the cover off of the right kick panel to get at the screw on the right side of the Glove box. It made it easier to get at. I would have been possible to get to that screw without doing that but it was easier with that kick panel out of the way. The time to take the passenger side Sill panel and the kick panel out, was about 60 seconds. They both use those plastic clips to hold them in. Installation is a Snap...lol.


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Thanks for providing this picture Greg.

Looks like it should have been changed earlier. Think I'll change mine at 20,000 miles.

Have you done much off roading or do you drive a lot on dirt roads?
We have done no offroading and only drive on dirt roads when we visit some relatives in South Georgia that live on a farm. I think we have been down there 3 times. The occasional dirt road to the horse barn where my Daughter takes horseback riding, but other than that my wife just drives it around town. We got the MDX in April of 2001 and is has 30,325 miles.


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Climate System Air Filter

Gregc,

Sounds like an easy installation. Once you removed the front door sill trim and the cover off of the right kick panel, guess you still had to remove the glove box door, cut the plastic brace and remove the glove box frame like it says in the 2003 Service Manual? How long did the whole process take? Where did you buy the filter and how much did it cost?

Sorry about all of the questions, but it sounds like a job that around 60,000 of us are going to have to do sooner, or later.

Thanks,

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vcolangelo said:
Gregc,

Sounds like an easy installation. Once you removed the front door sill trim and the cover off of the right kick panel, guess you still had to remove the glove box door, cut the plastic brace and remove the glove box frame like it says in the 2003 Service Manual? How long did the whole process take? Where did you buy the filter and how much did it cost?

Sorry about all of the questions, but it sounds like a job that around 60,000 of us are going to have to do sooner, or later.

Thanks,

vcolangelo
Everything in the Manual is correct. The hardest part was cutting the plastic cross brace, the Service Manual states to cut it using Diagonal cutters. This works but you need a big pair of Diagonal cutters, or you could use a Dremel tool or a air powered cut off tool. The whole process was about 30 minutes start to finish. The manual is a great thing to have, especially when you finish and the wife asks, "what is that plastic thing " and "why do you have parts left over?!" Show her the manual and point to the line that says to discard it. As usual the best place to get the filter is Tim at www.hondacuraworld.com


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gregc,

Thanks again.

Feel a bit queazy about cutting something away that Acura put there for a reason. Do you think the cross brace was doing anything? Any rattles, squeaks, etc. now that it's gone? From your experience, do you think the brace can be removed and reinstalled, or can the filter be changed by squeezing it around the brace?

Let us know.

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Gregc said:
I just changed the filter in my MDX, I have a little over 30 k on my 2001 Biege Base model. I replaced the Air fliter for the engine and the Climate system. I took a picture of the Micron air filter and mine was very dirty, actually about the same as the Engine Air filter. Here is a picture of the new one side by side with the old filter. Judge for yourself if it was a good time to change it!!


Greg in Atlanta
Wow... that's dirty. Did you go offroad with your MDX?
 

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vcolangelo said:
gregc,

Thanks again.

Feel a bit queazy about cutting something away that Acura put there for a reason. Do you think the cross brace was doing anything? Any rattles, squeaks, etc. now that it's gone? From your experience, do you think the brace can be removed and reinstalled, or can the filter be changed by squeezing it around the brace?

Let us know.

vcolangelo
IF you trust Acura to put the brace in there for a reason then why not trust them when they say to remove it for the filter change?
The brace which is little more than a space filler, is likely put in during the production phase to facilitate initial assembly. After that it is no longer needed. Rather than waste production time to remove it near the end of assembly, they defer that for when the filter is changed out the first time at the dealership (or your garage).
 
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