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DIY: Adding In-Cabin air filter to the 370Z

Ok here is what to do if you want clean air inside your Z. Bought the in cabin filter at Autozone for the Maxima seems like a lot of the

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Old 01-31-2010, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok here is what to do if you want clean air inside your Z.
Bought the in cabin filter at Autozone for the Maxima seems like a lot of the Nissan's use the same filter.
1.About 6 screws to take glove box out then pull hard.
2.Open the vent door be careful the tab on the left on trap door breaks easy.
3.Insert filter and reassemble had to use a penny to hold left side tab broke.
4.Breathe the Clean Air.
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In which picture/part did you have to use a penny?
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It does not show it but in the first pic there is a tab on the left opposite of the clip and it is just a flat piece of plastic and it broke anything flat will work just to keep it tight against the flap if your careful taking it off should not break.
Not sure if I have the airflow direction right? looks right to me.Have a magnet handy or a magnetized screwdriver some of the screws will fall behind the glove box.
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Sounds good, thank you.
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good writeup

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Nice! Thanks! Nissan sure is cheap. How hard would it be to pop one in there on the assembly line. Sheesh.
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Your dealership should offer filter installs for the 09s to score brownie points with customers.
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Not sure if I have the airflow direction right? looks right to me.box.
I think your direction is correct. The re-circ damper looks like it is right above the filter with the blower motor below.

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Nice! Thanks! Nissan sure is cheap. How hard would it be to pop one in there on the assembly line. Sheesh.
Really if the slot was already there then why not use it. Now this isnt a turn on or off thing is it, like in some cars?
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Maybe the label part of the filter goes on the side that is not visiable when it is installed mine was a little snug but got it to fit.
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First off, i would like to thank you for pioneering this DIY, but I hope you don't mind if i expand a little more and make corrections on your DIY.
Do this at your own risk, I'm not responsible if you break something using this easier modified directions.

First off. there are 7 screws total. Screw #6 is sort of a hidden screw.

Remove screw 1 -> 4. if you have a super long screw driver then remove 5 -> 7 also, if not then read next step.








Next pull off the glove box. Grab the 2 spots circled in red and pull upwards. This allows you VERY easy access to screws 5 -> 7 as well as a much easier time removing the panel. This step is OPTIONAL, but as i mentioned, it gives you easy access to screws 5 -> 7 and it also gives you a spot to grab panel to pull it off. To put the glove box back, just line up the hinge and pop it back in.




Next GENTLY pull off the panel starting from the RIGHT side first. You don't wanna damage that extension area on the right side by pulling too hard on the left. Insert finger where the arrows are and grab the bottom with your other hand and pull. Do the same on the other side.
Removing the glove box lanyard is optional (actually, mines popped off as i was figuring how to put the glove box back in after accidentally removing it) but it gives you more space to work with.
Remember, pull GENTLY, you shouldn't have to pull hard after removing the hidden screw, #6.


The rest you can follow caneman88's to install/replace the filter. I just have one thing that I found might be useful and that is to cut 4 slots on the bottom of the filter wall so that you can close the vent door without smashing the filter. You'll know what i mean when you take off the vent door. Just line up the slots with the 4 things on the door and make like a 1/4" -> 1/2" cut. See pic for approx locations, measure the actual location with the vent door.


Yes the arrow on the filter points down. Air is sucked from the top and down into the circular thing.

I assume you guys know how to reverse the directions to put everything back.

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How long do these filters usually last?
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I'll stick to using my God-given nose hairs...they are a heckuva alot cheaper and don't have to ever be replaced...just blown them out once or twice a day.....
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