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Avalanche Owners Zone => Chevrolet Avalanche Maintenance & Care => Topic started by: Davydave on 09/11/18 01:08 PM

Title: CABIN AIR FILTER?
Post by: Davydave on 09/11/18 01:08 PM
I searched everywhere and took the cover and glove box off and I got stumped.
So checked manual then google warriord for answers, All i got was that access to it wasn't included after 02?
 can someone tell me how else will I be able to access it or clean it?  ???
Title: Re: CABIN AIR FILTER?
Post by: MS03 2500 on 09/11/18 02:33 PM
Well only 02s had the cabin air filter.
Title: Re: CABIN AIR FILTER?
Post by: Vaeagleav on 09/11/18 03:26 PM
MS03 2500 is correct only the 2002 AV had the filter as factory equipment. Some owners of 2003-2006 AVs did modify on their own and add the filter. Not sure if any second gen (2007-2013) AV owners attempted the mod to add the filter.
Title: Re: CABIN AIR FILTER?
Post by: moosc on 09/12/18 03:35 PM
Well technically there are a few very early 2003 that have one also.
Title: Re: CABIN AIR FILTER?
Post by: greatgab on 09/12/18 05:37 PM
I bought a Dorman kit for my 2013... but haven't have the time or guts to do it yet!  :E:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Chevy-Silverado-3500-07-13-Dorman-259-201-Cabin-Air-Filter-Retrofit-Kit/312191148411?epid=1237444626&hash=item48b00ae17b:g:VLYAAOSwFSxaAjGR
Title: Re: CABIN AIR FILTER?
Post by: avbermudablue on 09/14/18 06:27 AM
I bought the Dorman kit on Amazon and installed it on my 2005. A bit tedious and helps if you are a contortionist. A dremel can help smooth out the cuts. Works good but the filter is a might expensive. When you compare the factory filter and the Dorman, Dorman cleverly turned the folds 90 degrees so you can curl up the filter to get it in since the floor is so close. A simple change which GM could have done if they had engineers as ingenious as Dorman. When I opened up the slot I found lots of dirt, leaf pieces, and pine needles on the evaporator over the years so I think it's worth it. Took a bit of cleaning but now I only have to change the filter once in a while.
Title: Re: CABIN AIR FILTER?
Post by: Davydave on 09/14/18 09:06 PM
I bought a Dorman kit for my 2013... but haven't have the time or guts to do it yet!  :E:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Chevy-Silverado-3500-07-13-Dorman-259-201-Cabin-Air-Filter-Retrofit-Kit/312191148411?epid=1237444626&hash=item48b00ae17b:g:VLYAAOSwFSxaAjGR

Wow thanks so much!
Going to take an oscalating tool and cut that badboy up and throw in a turbo vacuum and finish new filter install.. (14year old vehicle.. i almost wanna throw up thinking about what I COULD BE BREATHING)