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Cabin Air Filter

Postby LowJ [OP] » Feb 16 2014, 4:43am

Does anyone know if a 2004 Silverado 1500 LS with dual zone manual HVAC system uses a cabin air filter? With the bottom panel off I can see an area on the box that looks like the filter may go there but I cannot figure out how to access it.
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

Postby dad2bandm » Feb 16 2014, 8:48am

I think 2002 was the last year cabin air filters came stock. Pretty sure you don't have one.
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Postby Bob T » Feb 16 2014, 8:54am

My truck is an '04 just as you describe yours. It has NO cabin air filter.
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Postby TooTall999 » Feb 16 2014, 9:23am

I don't remember where I saw it but there are instructions out there on how to do a conversion to install cabin air filters in the post 2002 nbs trucks.
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

Postby LowJ [OP] » Feb 16 2014, 4:17pm

Thank You Guys!
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

Postby Z15 » Feb 16 2014, 4:27pm

Note - reason it only goes to 2006 is because that was when this was released. There was 3 yrs of uncertainity mostly because the fiter manufacturers catalogs continued to list them past 2003.


Models: 2003-2006 Cadillac Escalade Models
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2003-2006 GMC Sierra, Yukon Models
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Condition/Concern:
A customer may inquire about the availability of the passenger compartment air filter.

Recommendation/Instructions:
Starting in the 2003 model year, the passenger compartment air filter is no longer available as a factory option.

They were deleted because they were a major source of customer dissatisfaction due to the added cost to service them. There were 2 of them to replace and the dealer charged an arm and leg to replace them.
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

Postby Welcher774 » Feb 16 2014, 5:10pm

Personally I wish they had them, yes it's a cost to change but it keeps the interior cleaner and helps the evap core last longer by not getting as dirty without. There is a way to retrofit your case if you wanted to. It's a lot less expensive to replace a cabin air filter than to pay to have the dash dropped to change evap core.
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

Postby LowJ [OP] » Feb 16 2014, 5:20pm

Yes, I would like to do that mod. I will do a search and see what I can find.
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Re: Cabin Air Filter

Postby TooTall999 » Feb 16 2014, 6:30pm

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Re: Cabin Air Filter

Postby Vehicle 1 » Sep 10 2014, 6:50pm

Sorry for the thread resurrection, but I didn't think my question was worth a new thread...

Short story:
About 2 years ago I spent all summer working landscaping while I was between jobs, mostly building terraces for people around their houses. Due to this I hauled a lot of wall blocks and topsoil with my 2011 Sierra; being at the yard so many times with a bunch of soil dust flying around and AC on made a mess and smelled in the cabin. Every now and then when the humidity/heat is right, I'll still get a fairly strong soil smell out of the AC, although it does go away after a few minutes.
At first I thought that the cabin filter was retaining the smell, and that I could replace it and be good, but now I realize that 2002+ don't have cabin air filters :shock:

So, any thoughts on what could I do to get rid of that residual soil smell?? Would the retrofit be a solution?
It doesn't bother me too much, but would like to try and get rid of it...
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