One of the first things new Soarer owners do is change the filters in the air conditioner. Or at least take them out, shake out the bugs, dirt, fluff and other bits, give them a wash, a rinse, dry in the sun and put back in. For sensitive or fussy types it makes sense to replace the filters to maximise flow and pollen removal. As for most Soarer bits ring James Sloane (toll free 1800 111 388) at Castle Hill Toyota . The cost is $45 each (there are two filters). Next day express post anywhere in Australia is $6.80. I prefer postage over driving to a parts counter, parking, waiting, and driving home.
Taking the filters out and putting them back in is easy the second time. The first time? Well hopefully the pics below will save a bit of time.
|The panel under the glove box is
held in by two plastic tree plugs, once these are removed the panel pulls out - it
is held by clips to the bottom edge of the glove box panel.
|Under the panel is the white
plastic cover holding the filters in place. Four wing nuts hold it in place. Different
model Soarers have a different number of nuts - some have two, mine has four.
|The two filters exposed - note the
position of the small tabs on the bottom of the filters.
|I grabbed the first one and pulled
it out - it is hinged for easy removal.
|Once the first filter panel is out
of the way - I slide the second one out.
|All the way out.
|And remove that one too.
|The filter panels removed. the tabs
at the bottom of each filter line up with the two grooves in the rubber holder.
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