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Cabin Air Filters

Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:00 pm

I am considering doing a quantity purchase of Cabin Air Filters for the 2012 i-MiEV from Asia. I am wondering how many people would be interested in purchasing one or more? They would be in the $20.00+ USD price range plus re-shipping from California. This would beat any US price I could find by 50%. Anyone interested please reply to this post.
John - 2012 Silver i-MiEV SE model, Jan 19th, 2012 w/OpenEvse, caniOn,& OVMS.

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Re: Cabin Air Filters

Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:12 pm

How often do they need a change and what is the consequence of not changing it so often ?

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Re: Cabin Air Filters

Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:24 pm

I don't mean to be a worry wart, but to put it more positively, stockpiling a few i-specific consumables might be a really good idea. Cabin air filter seems a good bet; hopefully wiper blades are reasonably generic. Fingers crossed the brake pads will last a really long time. At least we don't have to replace oil filters or engine air filters. And let's not talk about traction batteries......

As to consequences, unlike an engine air filter, I would think a cabin air filter is more a matter of comfort and convenience than safety or longevity. But I could be missing something obvious.
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Re: Cabin Air Filters

Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:48 pm

You know what? Count me in!

I went to buy one on Amazon... Before I made a mistake, some helpful reviewer posted the following. Look familiar? :D

By JJLINK
Amazon Verified Purchase
Despite Amazon's saying it fits this car (2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV), it does not I bought one and its the wrong size. Otherwise the product looks OK.


So yeah, I'll take 2. How about PayPal?

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Re: Cabin Air Filters

Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:36 am

I will also take 2. PayPal would be great. Shipping to a friend in Atlanta who will bring them to Switzerland.

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Re: Cabin Air Filters

Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:05 am

I ordered two, just to make sure they fit. Once I verify they are what we need I will order a larger quantity then we can do Paypal for anyone who wants some.

As for Amazon, Yes I bought the one they say fits the 2012 i-MiEV (Premium Guard PC5530) and of course it was way too big. However when I tried to return it they said keep it and we will give you a refund anyway.

Be warned someone on eBay is selling the same wrong sized filter for the i-MiEV (Premium Guard PC5530).
John - 2012 Silver i-MiEV SE model, Jan 19th, 2012 w/OpenEvse, caniOn,& OVMS.

Llecentaur
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Re: Cabin Air Filters

Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:57 pm

Could there be a dieeference between US & EU/Japan model, explaining those size mistakes?

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Re: Cabin Air Filters

Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:20 pm

Llecentaur wrote:Could there be a dieeference between US & EU/Japan model, explaining those size mistakes?


I'm guessing no, because the i-MiEV, PEUGEOT ION, and CITROEN C-ZERO are all showing the same part number in a cross-reference table I found.


Also there was this review on Amazon confirming they don't have the right data for this air filter:

1.0 out of 5 stars Amazon vechicle guide recomends wrong parts., August 15, 2012
By Bout80 - See all my reviews
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Premium Guard PC5530 Cabin Air Filter (Automotive)
I used Amazon guide to input I own a 2005 Mitsubishi Evolution. The "matching cabin filter" was Pc5530. When it arrived it did look like the right size,however the filter door cover for my mitsu is made on the filter.This filter has a foam edge on no cover door to seal it.Since it cost half what I paid for it to send it back I just sealed the where the cover went with duct tape. Evo owners you can make this work but it is not the correct filter.
John - 2012 Silver i-MiEV SE model, Jan 19th, 2012 w/OpenEvse, caniOn,& OVMS.

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Re: Cabin Air Filters

Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:25 pm

Thx- I hadn't tried to install my Amazon purchase and the return window was drawing near.
So, I'll join the group buy and take two.
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Re: Cabin Air Filters

Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:46 pm

Count me in for one. $65 for an installed filter is crazy. I have a verified PayPal account.
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