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Old 05-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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In cabin Air filter 2012 Focus

Has anyone been able to locate it yet? The manual says passenger side kick panel. Yet I canít seem to find it.


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Old 05-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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what page is it on in your manual?

and was it in the index? if so as what?
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:10 PM   #3
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Yeah I can't seem to find it either. FYI if you look at the 2nd edition of the manual it says this:

"Your cabin air filter is located in the passenger foot well area."
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
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Found it! It is high in the passenger footwell up against the firewall. Sort of behind the center stack.

To get to it, remove the fiber cover that hides the fusebox (squeeze the two black fasteners to remove).

The filter is located left (inboard) of the fusebox. You should see two blue latches on the filter door, squeeze them together to release.

It's kind of a frameless pleated filter that fits fairly tight. I pulled on it a little, but didn't want to risk trashing it without a replacement so I did not remove.

Here's a photo. Sorry for the crummy quality. I shot it with my phone and a flashlight.

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Old 06-16-2011, 11:30 PM   #5
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Yes it is there, high up against the firewall, inboard of the fusebox. A pic is forthcoming if pictures are allowed.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:58 AM   #6
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Thanks Macbot for the pic.
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Does FRAM make a replacement that smells better?
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:44 PM   #8
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Does FRAM make a replacement that smells better?
LOL. When I recycle air in the car it smells like exhaust fumes for the first 3 weeks. I think it's getting better. I didn't pass out or get light headed :-), so I'm assuming it's just a bad smell rather than real exhaust.
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So did anybody figure out how to replace this bugger yet? I looked at mine last weekend and the HVAC piping seems to make it nearly impossible to get a new filter in without destroying it in the process. I even cut the insulation off the problem pipe and it did not provide the clearance I need.
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Has anyone been able to locate it yet? The manual says passenger side kick panel. Yet I can’t seem to find it.
My ford dealer didnt have on on the shelf yet, and when i asked if they show a "Hepa'' model , he couldnt find one. I guess we will have to wait for the aftermarket to come wout with a higher quality/lower micron filter than ford.
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