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Old 02-06-2012, 08:54 PM
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Default Is There A Cabin Air Filter or Not?

Subject line says it all. On a 2010 Ram 4.7L is there a cabin A/C filter (that needs to be periodically changed) or not?

If so, where is it?

Also if so, is it something you can replace yourself?

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Old 02-06-2012, 09:28 PM
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No cabon air filter on these trucks bud. Some guys hsve done mods to make one.... Check out Dodge Talk forums and do a search and some guys have added them with a DIY install.
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TOOLS NEEDED:

(1) Sharp boxcutter or X-acto

PARTS NEEDED--

(1) Filter box 'lid'. Dodge part number 68052292AA (About $11)
(1) Cabin Air Filter. Dodge part number 5058693AA, OR, Purolater C25869 ($7), Hastings HAAF1328, or Wix 24578

(These parts are all "OEM" for a 2010 Dodge Avenger, Caliber, Compass, etc. They will not be found by searching in any parts book under 'Dodge Ram'!)

Step 1. Remove lower glove box by gently pulling inward on both sides where the 'ears' are.

Step 2. Locate the filter slot area, which is shaped like a short, fat "T". Using the sharp tool of your choice, cut out the area just inside of the "T". You do not need to cut out the lower 'leg' of the "T", just go straight across. (Refer to pic)

Step 3. Slide in filter with airflow arrow pointing down. The filter, when properly installed, will protrude outside of the slot some. It will not be 'flush'.

Step 4. 'Snap' on the lid. You will need to press on the little 'ears' on each end of the lid (marked with blue tape in pic) until you hear a 'click'. This 'locks' the lid into place.

Step 5. Re-install glove box, and done!
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:32 AM
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Get the WIX filter. It's a much nicer/better filter than the Dodge one. The Dodge one is kinda flimsy, and will easily collapse on you when you install it. The WIX is much sturdier.
I did the mod, it's pretty easy if you take your time. Be sure not to let any of the plastic to fall down into your air box.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:38 PM
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TOOLS NEEDED:
(some obvious snippage)
Step 5. Re-install glove box, and done!
WOW!!!! Thanks for the great write-up & pictures. I just may try this.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:55 PM
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I'm not trying to hijack the thread but I've been trying to understand your signature, LOL....so your wife wants you to drink and chase women or do one or the other?
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:59 PM
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I'm not trying to hijack the thread but I've been trying to understand your signature, LOL....so your wife wants you to drink and chase women or do one or the other?
She calls my truck "The Other Woman" since I do seem to spend a lot of time & money on it. Hence she says she'd almost prefer I drank or chased women (than spend so much time screwing around with the truck)
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She calls my truck "The Other Woman" since I do seem to spend a lot of time & money on it. Hence she says she'd almost prefer I drank or chased women (than spend so much time screwing around with the truck)
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:34 PM
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I did this mod too. It was pretty easy and I am going to check the filter after 5K miles and see how it looks. I got a NAPA filter.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:43 AM
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I'm definitely going to have to try this Mod.
Driving backroads in the high desert turns my Ram into a "Vaccuum Cleaner" with seemingly more dust collected inside than left outside.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:11 PM
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I did the mod awhile back, a couple months ago, thinking that I should probably check it sometime soon now.
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One thing to look at --- when you look close at the proposed cut out, you can see the outline of where to cut, on the face of the plastic. It is about 1/16" - 1/8" "inside" the raised edge, not right at it.

Since I did this mod, I do notice much less "dust" on the dash - so, looks like it is doing it's job.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:31 PM
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Thats pretty cool, I'm going to do it, keep that damn spring pollen off my dash.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:36 PM
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Does anyone know if this applies to 3rd Gen Rams? I drive on dirt roads a lot, I'd love to be able to do this.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:59 AM
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Default What about those w/Ext'd Warranty on A/C?

I was all set to order the cover and get the filter when it occurred to me that I have an ext'd warr. (Maximum Care 7/100) that covers just about everything, and specifically covers every component of the A/C system.

Would this "mod" be considered a design alteration that could void the A/C system warranty? I really don't see how adding the cabin air filter would do so, but there again is the nagging "weasel clause" to let them off the hook.

I would be very upset to have an A/C system claim denied on the basis of this relatively simple (and completely passive) mod.
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I was all set to order the cover and get the filter when it occurred to me that I have an ext'd warr. (Maximum Care 7/100) that covers just about everything, and specifically covers every component of the A/C system.

Would this "mod" be considered a design alteration that could void the A/C system warranty? I really don't see how adding the cabin air filter would do so, but there again is the nagging "weasel clause" to let them off the hook.

I would be very upset to have an A/C system claim denied on the basis of this relatively simple (and completely passive) mod.
I thought about that myself before I cut, if worse came to worse pull the filter out before bringing it in. I'm sure they could say restricting the inlet air could cause all sorts of problems but I really doubt any techs would even notice it was there unless it was completely clogged or you did a complete hack-job cutting it. Only thing it would really hurt is available air to the blower motor and there is plenty of air leakage so I doubt it will affect anything

Not sure why Dodge just didnt go ahead and do it, obviously the provisions are there for it. Its possible the lower heater box is used on other vehicles and they didnt put it in there because it may decrease the flow a bit on high speeds, IMO the cooling on these are marginal at best on 100 degree days so that may be it. But when the A/C is on 'max' its pulling air from inside the cabin post filter so it really shouldnt matter.

It may be a simple cost cutting measure but for that extra 10.00 or so it cost them they can put the 'filtered cabin air' in the list of features.

Or its also possible they figure pickup drivers end up in dusty/dirty environments and the filter would get clogged up quickly - who knows.

Either way I did it and it works fine, we'll see in the spring when the pollen comes how effective it is I used a NAPA brand filter BTW, 5478 if I remember (wix cross reference).

Either way if it doesnt work and I see any side effects its easy enough to pull the filter out, snap the cover back on and it was the way it was before functionally.

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My Dodge Dealership in Cold Lake, Alberta just started advertising about this "MOD" they are charging $149.99. So that good enough for ne warranty wise!

Thanks for the information saves a bundle!
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I did the mod too. The directions on how to do it were great - ordered the parts online for cheap and took only minutes to do ... and it's a nice clean finished look. Really appreciate the write-up and pics on this - nicely done!
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:51 PM
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...some snippage....

Or its also possible they figure pickup drivers end up in dusty/dirty environments and the filter would get clogged up quickly - who knows.
This would be my bet. Pickups by their very nature are more often a work vehicle than a "family car". Many exceptions duly noted, but even for personal use a lot of pickups are bought for utility purposes.

In other words, it's a truck. Who cares what the A/C draws in as long as it's cool air?
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Ripplek,

Im hope you are right. I have been looking for a way to put an aftermarket cabin air filter in my 2010 RAM Big Horn Hemi.

I will look for the fat T under the glove box and then proceed.
with parts order.
Thank you in advance.

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TOOLS NEEDED:

(1) Sharp boxcutter or X-acto

PARTS NEEDED--

(1) Filter box 'lid'. Dodge part number 68052292AA (About $11)
(1) Cabin Air Filter. Dodge part number 5058693AA, OR, Purolater C25869 ($7), Hastings HAAF1328, or Wix 24578

(These parts are all "OEM" for a 2010 Dodge Avenger, Caliber, Compass, etc. They will not be found by searching in any parts book under 'Dodge Ram'!)

Step 1. Remove lower glove box by gently pulling inward on both sides where the 'ears' are.

Step 2. Locate the filter slot area, which is shaped like a short, fat "T". Using the sharp tool of your choice, cut out the area just inside of the "T". You do not need to cut out the lower 'leg' of the "T", just go straight across. (Refer to pic)

Step 3. Slide in filter with airflow arrow pointing down. The filter, when properly installed, will protrude outside of the slot some. It will not be 'flush'.

Step 4. 'Snap' on the lid. You will need to press on the little 'ears' on each end of the lid (marked with blue tape in pic) until you hear a 'click'. This 'locks' the lid into place.

Step 5. Re-install glove box, and done!
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