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1998 Q45 Microfilter Replacement

Postby walshsc » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:03 pm


I'd rather not pay a dealer $100 to replace the in-cabin microfilter in my Q45. I gather that it involves removing the glovebox. Can anyone provide specific details?

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Re: 1998 Q45 Microfilter Replacement (walshsc)

Postby maxnix » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:16 pm

Posted several times previously and in explicit detail in the FSM.

Welcome to NICO, but please search first before asking rudimentary questions. We try not to reinvent the wheel more than 3 times each year.

Filters are least expensive form Joe if you don't have any.

Cabin, fuel, and enigne air filters are best changed at least annually.
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Re: 1998 Q45 Microfilter Replacement (maxnix)

Postby walshsc » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:58 pm

Thanks for your prompt response. Excuse my newbie ignorance, but I did search on NICOclub.com first. The search returned a host of webpage references that seemed to include everything but a Q45. FSMs (again, excuse my ignorance, but I assume this stands for something like Field Service Manual) are available only by purchase through subscription (which, to my mind, defeats the purpose of a mutual help forum like this).

I would very much appreciate it if you could provide me with a specific link to the thread or response in question. I will read it eagerly.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: 1998 Q45 Microfilter Replacement (walshsc)

Postby NightRiderQ45 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:15 pm

walshsc wrote:Thanks for your prompt response. Excuse my newbie ignorance, but I did search on NICOclub.com first. The search returned a host of webpage references that seemed to include everything but a Q45. FSMs (again, excuse my ignorance, but I assume this stands for something like Field Service Manual) are available only by purchase through subscription (which, to my mind, defeats the purpose of a mutual help forum like this).

I would very much appreciate it if you could provide me with a specific link to the thread or response in question. I will read it eagerly.

Thanks for your help.
Let me help you out friend. I have the same year as your car and I'm still fairly new here. Here is the link for the FREE FSM(factory service manual). I know it's free because I just downloaded it two days ago. Enjoy http://www.phatg20.net

I need to change mine out also, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. That's one of those last "I need to do items" on my car.
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Re: 1998 Q45 Microfilter Replacement (walshsc)

Postby maxnix » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:24 pm

FSM download

http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Q45/

Don't use the Google search window, use the native one.

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Re: 1998 Q45 Microfilter Replacement (maxnix)

Postby walshsc » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:33 pm

Ok. I've downloaded the factory service manual. I've searched the alphabetical index under "microfilter," "cabin filter," and "filter" and found nothing relevant. I've also been through every page of the Maintenance section and the Heating and Air Conditioning section of the FSM, and found no entries. I've also searched the Q45 Forum under the same headings again and found nothing except suggestions to refer to the FSM.

Can you please refer me to the specific thread where you say this was discussed. Simply going to the dealer is becoming a more attractive option at this point.

Thanks.
maxnix wrote:FSM download

http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Q45/

Don't use the Google search window, use the native one.

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Postby NY94J30 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:07 pm

Try HA-110-111. It's a 15 minute job.
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Postby walshsc » Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:28 pm

Thanks, NY94J30. I found the relevant page (HA-116) for a '98 Q45. All it says is "remove undercover, remove glove box, remove instrument reinforcement from instrument panel, remove ventilation air filter fixed clip . . etc."

I was hoping for instructions for how to do the things mentioned, (e.g., what is the "instrument reinforcement"? , what are the steps in removing the glove box?, but sounds like this is all I'm going to get.

I appreciate your prompt response.
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Postby NY94J30 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:28 pm

Check out BT-16 in conjunction with the pages in the HA section.
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Postby walshsc » Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:29 pm

NY94J30 wrote:Check out BT-16 in conjunction with the pages in the HA section.
Thanks again. That should give me enough to figure it out.
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Postby loystock » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:38 am

Here's one of earlier postings re Cabin Air Filter.

I just tackled replacing the cabin micro filter on my 99 Q45. It was easier than I thought it would be. And thanks to infinititech1 on his post "replacing a/c micro filter-g35" (http://forums.nicoclub.com/zerothread/199424) I got some good tips.
Remove the panel (includes the trim piece) under the glove box. To do so, place your fingers in the holes in the panel and pull forward. It comes off fairly easily. It may be helpful to disconnect the floor light and other electrical connector, and then remove the panel from the car so the glove box has somewhere to rest.
Remove the 3 screws under the glove box, and 4 screws found inside the glove box at the top. Pull gently and the glove box comes out. Let it rest on the floor as much as possible. There is no need to disconnect the wires (however I did initially because I wasn't sure where the filters were located).
Just to the left of center will be found two vertical plastic pieces that almost look like a split ruler. (open your new micro filters and take a look at the end of them and you will recognize the ones currently installed in your vehicle). Remove the clip on the lower filter and pull to remove. The upper filter pretty much falls out.
Install the new filters and glove box/panel in reverse order. Voila!

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Re: (loystock)

Postby walshsc » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:22 pm

Thanks so much. That gives me all I need to do the job.

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Postby maxnix » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:25 pm

NY94J30 wrote:Try HA-110-111. It's a 15 minute job.
FSM is very specific. Even for a first time wrench turner.
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