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#1 Old 03-05-2013, 04:14 PM
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Cabin Air Filter

I have a SEL, wondering where is the cabin air filter hiding?
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#2 Old 03-06-2013, 11:36 AM
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from the users manual
CTRL+F to find stuff. I just typed in filter and kept hitting enter until it reached the answer.

CABIN AIR FILTER
Your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air
filter. It is located just in front of the
windshield under the cowl panel grille on
the passenger's side of your vehicle.
The particulate filtration system is
designed to reduce the concentration of
airborne particles such as dust, spores and
pollen in the air being supplied to the
interior of your vehicle.
Note:
A cabin air filter must be installed at
all times to prevent foreign objects from
entering the system. Running the system
without a filter in place could result in
degradation or damage to the system.
The particulate filtration system gives you
and your passengers the following
benefits:

It improves your driving comfort by
reducing particle concentration.

It improves the interior compartment
cleanliness.

It protects the climate control
components from particle deposits.
The filter should be replaced at regular
intervals. See the
Scheduled
Maintenance
chapter.
For additional cabin air filter information,
or to replace the filter, see an authorized
dealer

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Thanks, but I guess I am more visual, I tried looking under there but didn't want to start take things apart to find it just yet, I have two years I don't have to worry bout the maintenance, so I will enjoy that piece of mind while I have it.
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When you replace the cabin filter make a video. It seems like it is hard to tell by just reading instructions.
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Cabin Air Filter

The manual is very misleading. The cabin air filter WAS located under the cowl panel under the hood on the previous generation Escapes. After removing the wiper arms and cowl the filter was no where to be found. The dealer told me its behind the glove box on the inside of the passenger cabin.

He didn't have any filters yet but when I get one I'll change it and take some pics.


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I removed my glove box to repair / replace my glove box light as I tried to installed LED and there is NO room to simply remove the stock lamp and replace. I wound up dislodging the lamp holder assembly and had to remove the WHOLE glove box. Two screws inside and then the assembly "snaps" out by pulling forward. Feels like you will break it but you won't. I do not recall seeing the area for cabin filter.
But looks to be the case if you see the filter diagram here:
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Exclamation Cabin Air Filter Directions

I searched and searched and I believe I came to a viable answer on the location and procedure on changing the Cabin Air Filter.

*** Warning ***

This isn't for the light hearted.


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So you have to remove the BCM to get to it.. Interesting. Not impossible. Good find though! Where did you find it?
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Found it off another forum, from a person that purchased the service manual. and Yes not impossible but totally a ****, when you think about the edge, and other Ford vehicles that all you gotta do is open the glove box, drop it, and pull it out. This is like an 45 min. procedure for a simple maintenance item. Engineers Failed on that one.
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You know, it would be nice to take the Engineer that put the cabin air filter there and ask him to change it. I work as a Maintenance Planner; it is amazing how much stuff gets installed that can't be maintained without a lot of "prep". Wow!
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