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    adding a cabin air filter (no filter present from the factory)

    So I had some free time this afternoon, I decided to take a look at the glove box (planning a light mod) and check out the in cabin air filter. I popped the cover off the place where the in cabin air filter lives, and found that it's EMPTY!

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    I called up the dealership, and they advised me that no early production Canadian Micra's come with an in-cabin air filter, and that the manuals are generic.

    See for yourself if this is the case. Meanwhile, I'm going be busy sourcing a suitable aftermarket filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimicra68 View Post
    ...you can install a Fram part# CF 10709 or a champion # caf1820p. Actaully the inside dimension are 8 "3/4 x 8 ". You have to compess it to fit it threw the 5 " opening
    See post #9.


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    For reference, here's the cover:

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    Doesn't look like the Versa one will work, but a generic one the right size just might...

    EDIT: The box is 23cm wide, and the opening is 13cm high.
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    Huh.. Well thats neat. I didnt even think of it. I did a "light mod" in mine. .One of those clicky led lights you stick with tape.. XD

    But Id like to do that as more of a single led, and add in one for the rear.. The front dome doesnt give any light to the rear..

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    I think I'll put a plunger switch in the glove box, with an LED in the back of the box. You're right, the backseat needs a light too.

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    Is this filter necessary? and how expensive is it to order it from Nissan?

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    Only if you have allergies or like to breathe clean air. Dealer has nothing so far.

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    I've never really understood the need for these myself. Yeah, maybe if you live in a real dusty or dirty area it would be nice. But, how often do you drive with the windows down? Its the same air...

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    Driving on the 401 every day, it would help to filter the crap spewed by the diesel burners.

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    Cabin air filter

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMicra View Post
    Driving on the 401 every day, it would help to filter the crap spewed by the diesel burners.
    Hi Alpha,
    The cabin filter for are Micra is not available from nissan , but you can install a Fram part# CF 10709 or a champion # caf1820p. Actaully the inside dimension are 8 "3/4 x 8 ". You have to compess it to fit it threw the 5 " opening . Here is a picture of inside the box. Hope this help.Name:  image.jpg
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    Thanks, Jimicra68!

    I added the P/N to post #1 for others who may find this thread but not read to the end.


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