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I searched several forums for How to on this. One forum someone said, Man this is such a Bitch! I was like screw it, let the dealer do it. Then I saw Dealer wants $79 to remove and install. I got filters from YourNissanParts.com for CHEAP! (Like $25) and did it myself with B Slaters PM'ed instructions.... in 30 seconds or less. $ave yourself the cash, DIY, the dealers should be ashamed for charging so much.

There are two filters that come in one pack, they are split so that they can fit into small hole. MC

B Slater PM'ed,
Ok this I can explain, because it isn't too bad.
1. Open the lower glove box.
2. Squeeze the sides of the lower glovebox until the pins pop out of the guides and keep rotating the glove box down. (It took more force than I figured it would to push in the sides of the glovebox.)
3. Once the glovebox is rotated out of the way (Which you probably have noticed everything in the lower glovebox is now on the floor) you can see where the cabin air filters are.
4. The filters are located almost on top of the blower motor near the passenger front side.
5. You will see a screw that looks like it holds a cover on which needs to be removed (Mine didn't have the screw in there for some odd reason)
6. You push on the tab to the right of where the screw was and the access door should come off. Then you will see the 2 filters in there. 1 filter is hidden off to the right but there is 2 in there. Remove and install with Airflow arrows DOWN. (No matter how they were)
7. That is it.

Thanks to B Slater for these Instructions - Tested by MC Work great!
 

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I had a bitch of a time getting the new filters in when I did it. The instructions that came with the new filter were right though.
 

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I replaced mine at about 15,500 (they suggest 15k). Mine was really dirty. It probably has something to do with the wheeling, but I think I am going to at least look at mine every 10k or so and see if it should be replaced earlier.
 

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Muzikman said:
I replaced mine at about 15,500 (they suggest 15k). Mine was really dirty. It probably has something to do with the wheeling, but I think I am going to at least look at mine every 10k or so and see if it should be replaced earlier.
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I just did mine. Easy as pie. The directions said the Arrows face down.
Now I am confused???
 

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Maybe it is Down, They come both ways from factory, we did not have directions with ours, so, if you have Nissan directions, we should change that. Just let me know, Cause we have had em both ways. Not that it matters but we want to do it the way Nissansays to do it, not how they did it. A lot of us are also missing the screw that holds em in, not like you need it though.

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I am about to install my filters. I will let you all know the direction of the filters. Wish it would stop raining.

Edit:
I just looked this up in the service manual. Here is the text.

"The in-cabin microfilters are marked with air flow arrows. The
end of the microfilter with the arrow should face the rear of the
vehicle. The arrows should point downward."

edit2: Like MC my filter had no screw, plus the arrows were facing up. Talk about quality control
 

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Thanks Kokopop! I went ahead and corrected my directions. I knew there was a problem with them when I did it. Just never found the real answer. But, now we have it! Quality control for sure! Whoever does that sure don't pay attention. I wonder if that could be the "Whistle" noise some people complain about? (The filters being installed up side down?)
It don't really look like it matters. Oh well, we have it right and that's what does matter!

Never pay to have that one done! You needed to go through the crap in your glove box anyways!

MC
 

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I have a better one for ya. My filter was there with a screw when I got the truck. I took it to Nissan for the 15,000 service. I had noticed some dust if you will coming out of the vents. I open my glovebox and wouldn't ya know. No screw, No filter. They must have taken it out to replace and forgot. I only noticed this about a week ago (14,000 miles later) Stealership strikes again..

Edit: The directions say what Keith quoted from the manual. :cheers:
 

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I tell you I am very hesitant of my local nissan service centers. Both are under new management within the past 2 months. I refuse to go to the dealer I bought the X after I got it back from an oil change (That took 2 hours) with grease all over the X. I was pissed.

Edit: Jim you need to post your Brake replacement instructions.
 

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If you don't get the filter option can you add the filters? Is the airbox different?
 

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I am willing to bet it will have a screw in there if you didn't get the factory option. I am guessing you can open it up, pop filters in there, and be good to go.
 

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mine didnt have a screw... but the clip that was holding the lid on broke. actually i broke it trying to take it out. good thing i have zip ties!! now its fixed. but my filters were dirty at 8000 miles. strange. must be the air in utah! haha
 

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Why do people even bother paying money for these "in-cabin micro filters"?
Seriously, I want to know.

I decided before even buying my X that I wasn't going to bother.
With my old Pathfinder, there were so many times in the summer, on dusty gravel roads, where dust gets inside the vehicle's cabin, that any "micro filter" would be completely useless.
 

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dpatton said:
Why do people even bother paying money for these "in-cabin micro filters"?
Seriously, I want to know.
Seriously don't know. We survived for years without them, so why all the fuss now? I have them in my Suburban, and the only difference I could tell was that my allergies didn't seem as bad when running the AC.
If my X didn't have it, it wouldn't bother me.
 

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I have them in my Suburban, and the only difference I could tell was that my allergies didn't seem as bad when running the AC.
If my X didn't have it, it wouldn't bother me.
That seems like a darn good reason to me!
 

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dpatton said:
Why do people even bother paying money for these "in-cabin micro filters"? Seriously, I want to know.
I did not choose to get the filter, but it came part of an option package that I got, so I really did not have a choice. And for me there is not much point, because unless its way too hot or cold, I prefer to have the windows down versus running the AC.
 
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