Re: Why does Toyota cabin air filter replacement cost so much?

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Old 16 Jan 2014, 10:18 pm   #1 (permalink)
Brian
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Default Re: Why does Toyota cabin air filter replacement cost so much?

replying to RC, Brian wrote:
> rc wrote:
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> Why does Toyota cabin air filter replacement cost $65 and dealer says
> recommended every 10K - 15K miles? Nothing about special dusty
> environment etc.?
> One only has to pry the sides of the glove compartment toward the center
> to remove it. No big 'convoluted' secret here. The filter slides in and
> out like a drawer - no tools needed.
> Does it differ significantly from a house AC/heating filter. Could one
> just cut a new one to size <grin>?
> RC



Cabin filters are around $17 at our local auto parts stores. I am replacing
the cabin filters in both of my Avalons and adding a piece of metal screen on
top as I just had to remove the fans to clean dog food and acorns from the fan
housing after I discovered mice had chewed through the filter paper.
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Old 17 Jan 2014, 04:21 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why does Toyota cabin air filter replacement cost so much?

Make your own, easy job, any nincompoop can do it even a liberal.


> > Why does Toyota cabin air filter replacement cost $65 and dealer says
> > recommended every 10K - 15K miles? Nothing about special dusty
> > environment etc.?

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Old 18 Jan 2014, 12:44 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why does Toyota cabin air filter replacement cost so much?

this reminds me of the reason, i won't buy a color printer
[one is hostage to the manufacturers]


shop around for filter

i think i found a reasonably priced Fram at Walmart

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