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Old 05 Jun 2005, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Manual doesn't say how to clean aircon system !

I need to clean the aircon filter as it just plain stinks when the aircon is on nowadays.

I don't feel like driving 60 miles to the Subaru dealer and the manual doesn't say where the damn pollenfilter is located bar "you should visit the official Subaru dealer". :x

Can anybody tell me how I can get the thing cleaned ? Where is it located ? (I've seen a big fan in the passenger footwell, but it doesn't look like the place where somebody would have fitted a pollenfilter).

I know there are some products I can introduce into the system to kill bacteria. Via where should I get that into the system ?

Many thanks !!
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Old 05 Jun 2005, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe give the dealer a ring n ask them where about it is, but phrase it as "I need this done, is it a big job n how would you do it?" :wink:
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Old 05 Jun 2005, 11:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Found this thread on ClubWRX.net it looks like the filter is behind the glove box.



http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showth...ight=ac+filter
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That sounds like a possibility. I saw some funny fiitings that looked as if the entire glovebox-assembly could be taken out.

Thanks for the advice ! :5: You will be rewarded in heaven.
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Old 06 Jun 2005, 11:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i think the filter ads behind the glove box, not very hard to get at. can you get a new filter with carbon in it? they last a lot longer than the factory ones.
or there are some steam aircon clearners that do a good job...

some thing like this
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Old 06 Jun 2005, 12:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i think the filter ads behind the glove box, not very hard to get at. can you get a new filter with carbon in it? they last a lot longer than the factory ones.
or there are some steam aircon clearners that do a good job... some thing like this
Gosh... How's your Japanese ??

Mine is a carbon filter which came as a option when the car was bought.

I'll check behind the glovebox tonight. Hope I don't make the airbag bang out
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Old 06 Jun 2005, 06:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i think the filter ads behind the glove box, not very hard to get at. can you get a new filter with carbon in it? they last a lot longer than the factory ones.
or there are some steam aircon clearners that do a good job...
New try. Checked behind the glovebox and no filter...
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Old 07 Jun 2005, 08:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Don't worry anymore, it's broken down...

Don't worry anymore. It's broken down (Malfunction Indicator lamp is on and remains on) and will be taken away on a lorry later today to the nearest dealer. I'll ask him to look at the filter.

Thanks anyway to all of you ! :5:

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As long as you car is sorted out by the dealer that’s great but It would have been nice to know the location of this filter :wink: ( i will be still looking )
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If the car is ready by tomorrow evening, I'll be able to pick it up myself and will ask them.

Still :evil: to have the thing having problems. I thought Subarus were bulletproof !
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i have a friend that work for suby , he said that all subys are different. ....
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Old 08 Jun 2005, 05:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Can't pick it up myself. Sensor needs to come from Southern Sweden. So Scoob in for the week. :cry:
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