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Old 08-04-2010, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how to install a cabin air filter in a 2010 ram

i worked on a 2010 2500 ranch truck with 16k with a plugged up a/c evaporator,all the air from the blower motor passes through the evap before entering the rest of the hvac box.this one was plugged with dirt and with the moister from the evap it turned to mud causing very little air to come out the vents.there is wire mesh on the inlet of the hvac box to keep the big stuff out,but dodge does not offer a cabin air filter for the trucks.the box how ever does have the punch out location for a cabin filter.drop the glove box out and you can see the area of the hvac box were it would go,next youll need to cut the opening out,drill a couple holes and use a air saw or sharp utility knife,you can drop the blower motor out to clean out any plastic shavings,its pretty easy to see were the opening should be and cut inside the raised line.next youll need a cabin air filter #5058693AA and a lid #68052292,they fit 2010 compass,avenger,caliber ect,and are a exact fit for the ram box....took me awhile to figure this out,i think they will fit the 1500 also,but havent confirmed this.slide the filter in and pop the lid on.iits a big job,aprox 7-8 hours book time to r&r the hvac housing and clean the evaporator out,so for about $35 in parts and a hour of time youll save hundred of dollars if you run your truck in dusty conditions
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dude,I salute you for having the balls to slash open the airbox on a new truck to solve the dirt/dust issues you are having.Ya,pics would have been great.
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We need pics!
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And not just for dusty conditions, though that would definitely make it a VERY good idea. My wife's SUV has that kind of filter, and I change it out at the 52,000 mile service, which is about 2 years at the most. It's full of grunge, dirt, even pieces of leaves. And she just goes from our garage to her office garage. After seeing that, I'm a believer in needing this.

It's funny how Chrysler didn't include the filter in the vehicles that are more probably going to see dirty conditions than the Compass, Avenger, Caliber etc. vehicles.
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It's funny how Chrysler didn't include the filter in the vehicles that are more probably going to see dirty conditions than the Compass, Avenger, Caliber etc. vehicles.
No kidding! My $12,000 PT Cruiser has one. I'd love to do this mod if I could visualize what I'd be doing!
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm so on this.... Thanks for the tip!!!!

There is a fire near us and I have freaking ash all inside the truck, and I never roll my windows down.. So stupid there is no cabin filter.
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Speaking of A/C (sorry to go off topic) but do anyone elses rear vents lack power?
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Yup, the rear vents suck.

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If you do it, take pics for the rest of us!
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I'll take pictures when I do it.

Thanks for the info llklein! The access door is actually part # 68052292. 8 and 0 transposed. My parts guy figured it out. Says there is only one in the country(Hopefully I get), but there are 38 on order.

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Old 08-05-2010, 04:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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PLEASE POST PICTURES.


I was looking into this last week. I will be looking for photos soon.
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So llklein, is the spot the sort of long "T" shaped spot right behind the lower glove box? If so man this is going to be EASY!

No tools and a sharp utility knife. Can't wait till this door comes in.
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