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Old 05-08-2012, 12:30 PM   #31
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So you are saying that you have cabin filtration too, ha ha.
Yes I have the nakin filter and the cost was free

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Old 05-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #32
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Thank you just ordered 2

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Anybody found a good place to order these online? Somebody out there should be able to beat the dealers prices.
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I just ordered from RockAuto online for $17 plus shipping($5). Wix 24302 is supposed to be comparable part number. Info indicates package is 2 filters. Should have tomorrow and will provide info after that.
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I just ordered from RockAuto online for $17 plus shipping($5). Wix 24302 is supposed to be comparable part number. Info indicates package is 2 filters. Should have tomorrow and will provide info after that.
Thank you, I would appreciate that. I will hold off until you post an update.
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I just installed filters and everything works. 2011 JKU sport
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I just installed filters and everything works. 2011 JKU sport
I just want to verify that nothing has changed from 2011 to 2012 in this regard? I found this filter on Amazon and it says ok for 11 but not for 12. I can't see why there would be any difference between the two model years, but want to make srue before ordering.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:00 PM   #38
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Looks like these filters are available now from NAPA. $23.69 per pair. Part Number: FIL 4302 , here:
NAPA AUTO PARTS

I haven't tried these but according to the NAPA fit chart, they will fit.

Also available from Oreillys at $24.99 per pair. WIX - Cabin Air Filter - Part # 24302

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...bin+air+filter


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I just checked the cabin air filter in my March-build 2012 JKUR and it seems that the design has changed from that shown above.

My Jeep has manual AC and does include an air filter.

Here's what I found. The white block behind the screen seems to be one large filter taking up the whole space behind the screen in the plenum and does not seem to be as easily replaceable as the filters in the previous model.

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I just checked the cabin air filter in my March-build 2012 JKUR and it seems that the design has changed from that shown above.

My Jeep has manual AC and does include an air filter.

Here's what I found. The white block behind the screen seems to be one large filter taking up the whole space behind the screen in the plenum and does not seem to be as easily replaceable as the filters in the previous model.

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Nope, that is not the filter. That is the recirculating door. This door moves up and down, depending on the fresh air/recirculate air setting.

The filter (you don't have one) is behind this door.

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Ah - ok. Thanks for putting me right. I guess I'll need to order the filters after all.
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Ah - ok. Thanks for putting me right. I guess I'll need to order the filters after all.
Remove your glove box door, then put the key into the ignition and turn to "ON" position, but don't start engine.

Switch your heat/AC control from fresh air to recirculate (max) and you will see this door move up and down.

If the key is removed from the ignition, the door should be up, or half-way up, to allow you to insert the filters when the key is removed.

Napa also has these filters - part #FIL-4302 - $23.69 a pair

NAPA AUTO PARTS

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Old 05-25-2012, 02:46 PM   #43
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hi,, just checked and my 2012jks and the filter is in, thanks.
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Why is everyone installing these filters? Yall breathing in city smog or what? Lol. Im a country boy, I dont mind a little natural air. Besides, my windows and soft top let in all the dust anyway.
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Why is everyone installing these filters? Yall breathing in city smog or what? Lol. Im a country boy, I dont mind a little natural air. Besides, my windows and soft top let in all the dust anyway.
If you usually drive with your windows down or top off, then you probably don't need or want filters, but.....

1. Some people have allergies, some very severe. I would think the filters would help if you have the AC on and the windows up.

2. Have you ever seen the inside of your HVAC system, vents and all, especially on a vehicle that is a few years old, and/or a vehicle that has been driven on dirt roads/trails a lot?

Those inside vents, ducts, blower motor, evaporator, fan, etc., are covered in dust and dirt. In fact, dirty, dusty, filthy fans and blower motors would be a major cause of blower motor failure on older vehicles. Plus, that build-up of dust & dirt restricts the air flow, making your HVAC system much less efficient. These filters help keep the blower motor and everything else much cleaner over the years.

After a day of dusty, dry trail riding on an older Jeep, I personally have experienced a blast of dust and dirt right into my face, when I turned on the AC after the ride.

For me, windows up or down, top on or off, I like the filters!

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FWIW, with a little bit of work, an equivalent filter can be installed in the earlier JK's...
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Remove your glove box door, then put the key into the ignition and turn to "ON" position, but don't start engine.

Switch your heat/AC control from fresh air to recirculate (max) and you will see this door move up and down.

If the key is removed from the ignition, the door should be up, or half-way up, to allow you to insert the filters when the key is removed.

Napa also has these filters - part #FIL-4302 - $23.69 a pair

NAPA AUTO PARTS

Have fun.

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Interesting. Went back to check the recirculating door and found it now halfway up exposing the trays for the (missing) filters. The door seems to move itself without me being there and without the ignition being turned on.

Thanks for your help.
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Interesting. Went back to check the recirculating door and found it now halfway up exposing the trays for the (missing) filters. The door seems to move itself without me being there and without the ignition being turned on.

I'm assuming these Wix 24302 filters will also fit if I can't find any in stock locally:

Amazon.com: Wix 24302 Cabin Air Filter: Automotive

Thanks for your help.
I think this door moves automatically, as soon as you open the driver's door, even before the key is inserted into the ignition. Yes, interesting.

Never tried the WIX, but I would guess that they are correct.

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I discovered another weirdness.

For the 2012 JK, NAPA recommends part #FIL-4017 at #32.85 each, instead of the 4302 filters for the 2011.

NAPA AUTO PARTS

This is a single filter and does not match the dimensions of two of the 4302 filters in any way.

The Wix site also specifies a similar 24017 filter and this is also the recommended size on Amazon. The Wix site is useful because it allows a quick switch from 2011 to 2012 Jeeps to show the different filters.

WIX Filters : Filter Look-Up

However, I can see no difference between the photos posted at the top of the thread and my 2012. The tray behind the plastic screen is separated into two by a plastic divider and looks like it should take two separate filters.

Has anyone with a 2012-vintage Jeep installed 2 x 4302 filters?
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Just to wrap this up for future searches -

I ordered the Wix 24302 filters ($24.03 a pair) from Amazon and, as expected, they fit my March 2012 JKUR perfectly.

I've no idea why some sites recommend the 24017 filter. It's possibly a single mistake that became self-perpetuating on the inter web.
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I just installed these on my Sport!
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hi, you can use the napa 4302 in the 2011 or 2012 it is two small
filters the 4017 is one larger filter of the same size as the two smaller
filters, also the napa filter is a wix24302 napa just drops the number 2,
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Yes, I thought that too. But from the dimensions there was no way I could see how two of the 4302 could fit the same space as one of the 4017.

4302:

Length: 5.944
Width: 2.913
Height: 0.787

4017:

Length: 10.390
Width: 9.610
Height: 1.118

I doubt the 4017 would fit in the available space.
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hi, you can use the napa 4302 in the 2011 or 2012 it is two small
filters the 4017 is one larger filter of the same size as the two smaller
filters, also the napa filter is a wix24302 napa just drops the number 2,
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Wow! I have NO IDEA what you just said.

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I discovered another weirdness.

For the 2012 JK, NAPA recommends part #FIL-4017 at #32.85 each, instead of the 4302 filters for the 2011.

NAPA AUTO PARTS

This is a single filter and does not match the dimensions of two of the 4302 filters in any way.

The Wix site also specifies a similar 24017 filter and this is also the recommended size on Amazon. The Wix site is useful because it allows a quick switch from 2011 to 2012 Jeeps to show the different filters.

WIX Filters : Filter Look-Up

However, I can see no difference between the photos posted at the top of the thread and my 2012. The tray behind the plastic screen is separated into two by a plastic divider and looks like it should take two separate filters.

Has anyone with a 2012-vintage Jeep installed 2 x 4302 filters?
Quick update on the Wix part #24017. I ordered two of these from Rock Auto and they are indeed NOT the correct filter for a 2012. The 24017 is one large single filter and will not fit. I presume this is the same filter as the Napa #FIL-4017.

Using the Wix filter look-up site they also have the wrong part number listed for a 2012 Wrangler. The dealer was able to confirm for me today that the 2012 uses the exact same filter as the 2011.

In a nutshell, if you are putting a cabin air filter in a 2011 or 2012, order Wix #24302 filters.
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That photo shows that you have NO cabin air filters. The cabin air filter space in that photo is empty.

That white thing is the recirculation door which goes up and down, depending on whether you want fresh air or recirculated air.

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That photo shows that you have NO cabin air filters. The cabin air filter space in that photo is empty.

That white thing is the recirculation door which goes up and down, depending on whether you want fresh air or recirculated air.

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Cabin filters can still be installed regardless of whether they were factory installed or not. He was showing a pic of where they are located.
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When Land Rover started putting these filters in during the mid-90s they didn't make a point to inform the owners at purchase. A number of Range Rovers either burned the fan motor out or actually caught fire from trying to drag air through the clogged filter.

It's worth taking a minute to find out whether you have these already installed or not.

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