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Replacing cabin air filter on updated Model S

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by EZ2016M75, May 2, 2017.

  1. AZ Desert Driver

    AZ Desert Driver Rare combination

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    Thank you - I think I know what to do now. Appreciate the photo and the red-lines on the photo. Very helpful.
     
  2. tstafford

    tstafford Supporting Member

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    Just completed this maintenance at 15K miles on my 2018 100D.

    Here are the items I used:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0791BW29Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    and
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E16J6RQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    and
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JVP1MRS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The torx driver set had the added benefit of being magnetic which helped a ton.

    Gripe: Much, much too difficult for something that is an annual maintenance item. Come on Tesla.

    Learning: Be ready to use some force on the large panel. It's clipped at a bunch of locations and at odd angles. It will come off but it requires a leap of faith that you aren't going to damage it.

    Time: Took me 30 minutes to do it w/o any experience. Not that bad really.

    Worth it?: Probably. Filter was moderately dirty and had some leaves in it. Definitely better than wasting $600 or whatever on Tesla's annual maintenance. This is the only part of the annual maintenance that seems of any value to me.

    Happy to answer questions.
     

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