I knock the dirt out of my filters, then vacuum them. I then put them in a pail of warm water with laundry detergent and a little bleach and slosh them around for a couple of minutes. Then hose them off and let them dry out. Put them back in and you're good to go. They work like new.
You can eventually wash cheap paper filters only. Active carbon filters are not washable. I prefer carbon filters though. More expensive but eliminate outside odours. I change my filters once a year. Dirty filters decrease A/C and ventilation performance.
I was never aware of this filter.. I just heard it and Ive been trying to change my cabin air filter in my '05 uplander but the problem is I cant locate it.. lucky that I found this video.. funny how it does not appear when I search it on youtube.. all i got there was this general instruction how to replace a cabin air filter..
Last edited by archebald23; 04-15-2011 at 07:08 AM.
i clean mine with a vacuum cleaner using a small nozzle to reach the lower pocket. it work perfect except the material look dirty a bit. I find that the price of these filters are a rip off. The Uplander need 2 of them and it cost $50. for replacing them. Why so expensive? The material is very the same of a regular engine air filter. I will keep cleaning nine every 4 months.