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2017 Model S (facelift) cabin filter questions


May 4, 2019
Seal Beach Ca.

I have a 2017 Model S and I'm wondering about replacing the cabin air filter (behind the glove box).
1) Should it be installed with the arrows on the side of the filter point pointing up or down?
Logically, to me, air flow arrows should point up (indicating air flow) because (I'm assuming) the air flows up & out of the dash air vents.
But, according to this Youtube video, it says arrows should point down:
See info at 2:17 of this video: Installing cabin air filter in facelift Model S
2) Can someone currently go to a Tesla Service Center & purchase an air filter, or are we not allowed to actually go inside (Covid restrictions)?
3) Anyone know the current price of the filter from Tesla?
Thanks for your time.
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