Aircon filter, where is it?

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Ozzie Kuma
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Aircon filter, where is it?

Post by Ozzie Kuma » 01 May 2011, 12:46

Read all sorts of things on the site around this issue, but can't find the answer,.. the air in the car is not fresh, ( yes I have a busted heater matrix, it's been disconnected 8 years ) where is the aircon / in car air intake , filter / pollen filter on a V6?

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Post by boeingmech » 01 May 2011, 13:06

i think it,s below the glovebox behind the carpet trim

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Post by andmcit » 01 May 2011, 13:11

boeingmech wrote:i think it,s below the glovebox behind the carpet trim
yep, beat me to it!

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Post by Clogzz » 01 May 2011, 13:21

Filter with sliding cover to remove at bottom right.

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Post by andmcit » 01 May 2011, 13:33

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Post by Xaccers » 01 May 2011, 16:25

Make a note of which way round it is (the slanted pointy end) so you don't have to stick your head under to look.

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Post by CitroJim » 01 May 2011, 18:36

Xac wrote:the slanted pointy end
Lovely terminology Xac, very descriptive :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by addo » 01 May 2011, 21:48

Also, it slides sideways to release, don't lever it off!

Jason has some of the Wesfil filters spare.

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Post by trooper30 » 01 May 2011, 23:09

So thats whats inside that black plastic box, the AC filter, i must have looked at it 100 times messing about with the blowers, I learnt somthing there! :D

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Post by CitroJim » 02 May 2011, 07:43

addo wrote:Also, it slides sideways to release, don't lever it off!

Jason has some of the Wesfil filters spare.
Beware!! Some have covers secured with four screws... I cannot recall id these are very early aircon cars or very late ones.. Fooled me the first time I saw it...

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Post by handyman » 02 May 2011, 08:49

Jim, it was only on the earlier ones, later units were graced with one screw and the last lot did away with the screw completely. Not sure if this was an accounting measure to reduce costs or part of the fuel economy drive to reduce overall weight. :shock: :D

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Post by Citroenmad » 02 May 2011, 08:53

I guess all Xantias with AC have a pollen filter?

I need to take a look at mine and see what its like, dont usually get such a distinct smell of pollen when it has a filter ...

Though I dont get showered in leaves and dust when I turn on the blowers, so it must have one, unlike most XMs :?

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Post by Ozzie Kuma » 02 May 2011, 11:59

thanks all, job DONE

Did the VSX too, Jim, screws on the VSX but no screws on the V6.

Is a new filter readily available ? very expensive?


The guy who sold me the car advertised it as " always garaged" & I believed it!! check out the photo.

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Post by Xaccers » 02 May 2011, 12:10

That's actually pretty clean for an overdue filter change.
Cassy's was a year or so old and came out black!

New filters are around £7

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Post by Ozzie Kuma » 02 May 2011, 12:16

that's the flash fooling you into thinking it is cleaner than it actually is..

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what is the trick ot getting a second photo to display ?.. I just get this..

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