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Old 03-16-2012, 09:24 PM   #11
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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.
I'd be hesitant to even pay the money for a new one, unless I'm sure I can install it without destroying it.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:40 PM   #12
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I'd be hesitant to even pay the money for a new one, unless I'm sure I can install it without destroying it.
I did it a few weeks ago but it was a total pain in the rear- I nearly shredded the darn this trying to wedge it in there. I had to disconnect all the fuse box's power cables (also meaning I had to disconnect the battery), and even then there was barely enough room to get it in. I tried to remove the fuse box entirely; which is probably what Ford techs would have done, but I couldn't figure out how to remove it.
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Curious, why do you want to replace it on a new car? I'm not sure what it does I guess?
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:49 PM   #14
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I did it a few weeks ago but it was a total pain in the rear- I nearly shredded the darn this trying to wedge it in there. I had to disconnect all the fuse box's power cables (also meaning I had to disconnect the battery), and even then there was barely enough room to get it in. I tried to remove the fuse box entirely; which is probably what Ford techs would have done, but I couldn't figure out how to remove it.
From the service manual:

Removal
1. Remove the BCM.
2. If equipped, remove the cabin air filter access door screw, the cabin air filter access door and cabin air filter.
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From the service manual:

Removal
1. Remove the BCM.
2. If equipped, remove the cabin air filter access door screw, the cabin air filter access door and cabin air filter.
Could you give us the layman version?

What is a BCM?

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Could you give us the layman version?

What is a BCM?

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BCM = Body Control Module. Controls things like light, locks, etc.

Haven't been able to track down the exact location of the thing yet...
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The BCM is the fuse box.
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So has anyone gotten it out?
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I replaced my filter, it was kind of a pain in the ass. You can pull (more like rip) out the old one without removing the BCM, but it's impossible to get the new one without doing that. Luckily, the wiring harnesses are fairly easy to unplug/plug and the whole fuse box assembly comes out easily enough without tools. It's just a major pain because its such a tight space to work in.
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I don't have my 2012 Ti yet but I had to replace the cabin filter on my Matrix not too long ago -- there was very little air coming out of the vents with the AC on and at first I thought the heat exchanger ha frozen over. However, after replacing the filter the AC was just fine.

Depending on how dusty it is where you drive you might go a few years or less than half a year before the filter is clogged to the point of choking off air flow...


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