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: Dust and Pollen Filter


mtrotman
05-03-2007, 12:38 PM
I just replaced the Dust and Pollen Filter (http://www.collegehillshonda.com/storeart/gen1_ridgeline/m/micronfilter.jpg) for the first time after 43,000 miles. The owners manual recommends changing it at 30,000 miles under "normal" driving conditions. I should have paid closer attention. It was FILTHY! Dark gray and full of pollen, leaves, and trash. No wonder the cabin was getting so dirty so quickly after cleaning!

The manual says to have the dealer do it for you, but it only takes about two minutes to do yourself. It's located behind the glove box in a pull-out tray. If you need instructions on how to detach the glove box look on Page 2 of the Honda MusicLink installation instructions located HERE (http://www.collegehillshonda.com/instructions/06ridgeline/ridgelinemusiclink.pdf) However, there is no need completely remove the glove box, just the stops.





http://www.collegehillshonda.com/storeart/gen1_ridgeline/m/micronfilter.jpg

brich
05-03-2007, 01:05 PM
Here's a great thread on this very topic... I just got my filter and will be replacing this weekend... :D

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9130&highlight=cabin+filter

Crazyhorse
05-03-2007, 01:26 PM
I just replaced the Dust and Pollen Filter (http://www.collegehillshonda.com/storeart/gen1_ridgeline/m/micronfilter.jpg) for the first time after 43,000 miles. The owners manual recommends changing it at 30,000 miles under "normal" driving conditions. I should have paid closer attention. It was FILTHY! Dark gray and full of pollen, leaves, and trash. No wonder the cabin was getting so dirty so quickly after cleaning!

The manual says to have the dealer do it for you, but it only takes about two minutes to do yourself. It's located behind the glove box in a pull-out tray. If you need instructions on how to detach the glove box look on Page 2 of the Honda MusicLink installation instructions located HERE (http://www.collegehillshonda.com/instructions/06ridgeline/ridgelinemusiclink.pdf) However, there is no need completely remove the glove box, just the stops.





http://www.collegehillshonda.com/storeart/gen1_ridgeline/m/micronfilter.jpg

THX for the Heads up:cool:

xridgelinex
05-03-2007, 04:52 PM
My truck does not have that many miles, but my system has started to have that odor of bacteria/mold smell. It is only present when I allow the outside air to come through the system. When the smell starts to get strong, I run the AC for a bit and then run the heat to dry up any excess condensation left in the vents. I also now run 3 12 volt ionizers once a week.

This has decreased the smell but the filter may need to still be replaced. Now that I know how to get to it, I will check it out.

Thanks

Divotfixer
05-12-2007, 02:43 PM
I just had the 30K service done on our Ody - pressed for time so I had it done at the dealer. Pollen filter was equally nasty. As I understand it, its the same filter setup as my RL has. I think I'll plan on changing this filter at 15K intervals myself....

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geotech
05-12-2007, 08:00 PM
Be sure to unhook the damper on the right side before completely dropping the glove box. I forgot to do this (foolishly with a little weight still in the box) and bent the damper rod permanently. This was the cause of one of the rattles from the glove box area and it didn't close quite right after that. :(

Nawlens Gator
05-13-2007, 06:47 AM
Replaced mine yesterday at 40k miles. Filthy. Got a spare filter for the next time at 60k.

Be sure to overlap the 2 protruding edges at the bottom with the edges of the filter element to insure a good seal and prevent air bypassing. The instructions I've seen failed to mention this.

Loki2191
05-13-2007, 09:39 AM
How much is this filter?
On my wifes 2003 Maxima this pollen filter is around $60. A bit on the expensive side.

krdomingue
05-13-2007, 12:49 PM
I have a 98 CRV with 133K miles on it and a 01 Odyssey with 110K miles on it. Until last month I had no idea that they had a cabin filter. I only learned about it when I was reading up on my Ridgeline. I thought that if it had one, then my other Hondas must have one also. I replaced them both today and black does not describe how bad they were.

Honda at least learned and made the filter on the Ridgeline easier to replace. The CRV required the removal of 6 bolts, 5 screws, the glove box, a cross bar, and a piece of side molding. The Odyssey had less bolts, but it also required me to cut off a piece of the dash molding. Talk about scary. You shouldn't have cut off molding to replace a filter, but that is what the directions required. It took me a total of 2 1/2 hours to replace both filters.

Truckin'
05-13-2007, 01:17 PM
How much is this filter?
On my wifes 2003 Maxima this pollen filter is around $60. A bit on the expensive side.

You'll find alternative sources and prices in the thread I made about replacing the filter. If you buy from the dealer both the parts and installation costs are obscene. We got our replacement from Checker, I believe, for under $20.


http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/f...t=cabin+filter (http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9130&highlight=cabin+filter)

brich
05-13-2007, 04:30 PM
$26.91 OEM from here -
http://www.bernardiparts.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=80292-SHJ-A41

Outfitter
05-14-2007, 08:19 AM
After reading the comments here, I added this to my "do list" last week and I am really amazed at how much more air flow and how much cooler my RL's A/C is. I had 37,000 miles on it and will never let one go that long again.

Stew Pididiot
05-14-2007, 02:53 PM
Kragen auto parts stocked the filter for my 2003 Pilot-- it was $22, exactly half of what the dealer wanted. Looks like it might even be the same filter that goes in the Ridgeline.

krdomingue
05-14-2007, 11:09 PM
Cabin Air Filter with 110,000 miles on it.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x180/krdomingue/CabinAirFilter.jpg

brich
05-15-2007, 05:11 AM
Cabin Air Filter with 110,000 miles on it.


Top right corner of your old filter. Is that a Crawfish? hehe :eek:
This reminds me of one of those anti-smoking ads that shows a diseased lung. I guess the good news is that the filter ate all that protein and not you... :D

shortspark
05-15-2007, 07:26 AM
$26.91 OEM from here -
http://www.bernardiparts.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=80292-SHJ-A41

I checked this site but they wanted nearly $12 to ship (to Texas). I needed an air filter and the whole thing came to almost $55. I then checked AutoPartsWarehouse.com and they have free shipping on orders over $50. So, although the filters were more expensive, I saved a few bucks overall because of the free shipping. Plus, there is no tax and deliveed FedEx right to the door - can't beat that for convenience.

msarq
05-15-2007, 03:30 PM
On my cars that do not have interior filtration my mechanic sprays Ozium from Napa into the air vents to zap the old car smell. I wonder if the 92 CRX had a pollen filter?

RLRTX
05-15-2007, 06:28 PM
I try and blow it off every other time I wash the truck in the drive way. Which is about once a month.

I'm in Georgia and when the pollen finally left the area. I blew the filters out. Low and behold a bunch of yellow pollen came out.

Hopefully this will make the filters last a little bit longer.

brich
05-15-2007, 08:25 PM
I checked this site but they wanted nearly $12 to ship (to Texas). I needed an air filter and the whole thing came to almost $55.

I also ordered the air filter and a touch-up paint pen... $9.00 shipping but I'm in the same state as the dealer. Oh and $2.34 for tax. Best part for me is that it arrives next day for regular shipping... :D