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Old 03-07-2005, 02:50 PM   #41
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Just follow the "how-to" section on this site and you won't have any problems - no leaks.

This was a classic dumb move by Ford. For the price of creating a SKU for the eggcrate thing they put in place of the filter element and for the price of the eggcrate thing itself, they could have just put the element in there - no need to create or maintain a SKU (already exists), and the cost of a paper filter element to Ford has to be like $.02.

They didn't save any money, and all they did was cheapen the car. They did it for the same reason they removed the wires to the power lock button LED, which on all European Foci light up at night like the power window buttons do - to decontent the car so that the more-expensive Ford models will be more attractive to us buyers.

Again, with this LED issue, they already had a wiring harness that provided power to the LEDs on both PW buttons and PL buttons, but they come up with a completely new one with no wires to the PL buttons, and now have to stock both and make both and maintain the new SKU. Stupid, makes the cars cheaper-feeling, and is a waste of $$ to Ford Motor Company.
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Old 03-07-2005, 04:19 PM   #42
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how long should u wait to chnage the filter im at 51k
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:09 PM   #43
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No place to install it on my '05 either. Lifted the front of the cowl and just a hole with metal screen welded over it... Cleaned off the dead moths on there.
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:24 PM   #44
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I can get these filters you guys if you want one. They retail for $65.56, i can get it for $33.93. I did the conversion too. Its a pretty good charcoal type filter.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:53 PM   #45
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I thought the air filters were like 10$?
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:58 PM   #46
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Not the cabin filters. They are all expensive. I dont know why, but they are.
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:44 AM   #47
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Has anyone successfully installed a cabin air filter on an '05?
Obviously it would have to be customized...

Any pics/descriptions?
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:32 PM   #48
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I will have to take a look see. I had the same thing on the 02 Toyota MR2 Spyder I had. I found out the same way I just did now. Thanks a lot. I will check when I get home.
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Old 03-10-2006, 03:53 PM   #49
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When I swapped out my cabin filter I busted one of the male pins that hold that sucker down. Now the cowl panel does not sit flush at all. I have not noticed any leaks and it has been raining but then again I have not felt around too much down there either.
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:41 AM   #50
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i was going to make a post, but i'll add on to this one.

when i let the car sit, after a rain or when there is dew on the car in the morning, .. . . if i run my defrost on the "hot" setting, i get a smell that i can only describe as somewhat a musty/smokey smell. like a wet ashtray. the car has never been smoked in (as far as i can tell) and has no leaks. i assumed it was the cabin air filter? ?
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