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Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by Dan Detweiler, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Dan Detweiler

    Dan Detweiler Active Member

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    Hey folks, I was wondering if the replacement of the cabin air filter is a DIY project or something reserved for the service center. If so, how is it done?

    Dan
     
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  3. Dan Detweiler

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    Awesome, thanks. Any idea how much new filters cost?

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    i got mine from the SC for $15 each x 2.
    extra note, also got wiper blades for 21 each x 2

    Part Quantity Unit Price Price Adjustment Subtotal
    HVAC, COMBINATION FILTER, M3 (1107681-00-A) 2 15.00 30.00 0.00 30.00
    M3 WIPER BLADE PS (1076731-00-A) 1 21.00 21.00 0.00 21.00
    M3 WIPER BLADE DR LHD (1076730-00-B) 1 21.00 21.00 0.00 21.00
    Parts Subtotal
    72.00
     
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  5. joebruin77

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    How often should the cabin air filters replaced? I was thinking every other tire rotation or every 12,500 miles.
     
  6. Dan Detweiler

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    Well my cabin is starting to smell a bit stale so I was going to change them out. I have about 11,000 miles.

    Dan
     
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  7. chibi_kurochan

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    Current recommendation is 2 years. but YMMV depending on air conditions and locations.

    I replaced mine after one year and ~25k miles

    Car Maintenance
     
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  8. Dan Detweiler

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    The downer here is that they apparently are on backorder. Tech at the service center said maybe a month or so.

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    Jeeez everything is on back order. They need to get designs available for generic filters. It’s a burden on the owner.
     
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  10. NJturtlePower

    NJturtlePower Living the Dream, Driving the Future!

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    I tried FRAM and Bosch directly, so far it's a no go which is weird IMO. Thay have had years to jump into the Model S/X market and have not. Waiting on a call back from a Bosch product specialist. :rolleyes:

    FRAMTeslaFilters.jpg
     
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    Video on how to change the filters yourself,
    A T15 and plastic pullers are your best friend.

     
  12. Perscitus

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    Tesla actually messed with the T bolt used to secure things here. Early production cars are T20, newer are T15.

    Just another unexplainable difference (and both the online DIY guide and the Mobile Tech service manual does not reflect this).
     

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