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Old 05-12-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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Cabin Air Filter Installation - 2011 Wrangler

Install Cabin Air Filters on 2011 Jeep Wranglers.

As of spring of 2011, most Jeep owners, and even Jeep dealers are not aware that 2011 Wranglers with the optional Automatic Climate Control System, come standard with Cabin Air Filters from the factory. In fact, my Jeep dealer had never heard of these for a Wrangler, and could not find them in his computer system for the 2011 Wrangler.

I believe this is a re-design for the 2011 Wranglers only. These same filters also fit the 2011 Wranglers with the manual Air Conditioning System. They are not included with the manual A/C, but the empty slots are there for them, and the filters fit right in.

I had to search the internet and Jeep forums, and call the dealer with the Mopar part number. He then was able to order them.

Of course, many Jeepers will say that you don't need cabin air filters for a Wrangler. After all, many Wranglers are soft-top, convertible vehicles, and a cabin air filter would be useless with the windows open or the soft top down or removed. But for folks who have allergies, or just prefer to keep the windows and top up, the cabin air filters are a great idea.

I like the idea of keeping my heating, ventilation & air-conditioning (HVAC) ducts cleaner. I personally have driven behind a line of Jeeps on dry, dusty trails, choking on all the dust. Once, when in this situation, I had my AC system turned off, and the windows closed because of the blinding, choking dust. Later, when I turned my A/C system on, huge amounts of dust and dirt blew out of the dash vents into my face. Not fun!
Whether or not your windows are up or down, or your top is on or off, these cabin air filters will keep your HVAC ductwork cleaner. The filters mount just above the fan blower assembly, so your fan blades, fan motor and ducts from the filters to the dash outlets will stay cleaner.

Cabin Air Filter Installation Instructions:

1. Go to your local Jeep Dealer and order 2 - #55111302AA cabin air filters. List price at this time is $6.35 each. These filters measure 2-5/16" x 5-516" each

2. Remove glove box. Open glove box and gently squeeze the right and left side of the glove box inwards, to allow the two plastic stop-pins on the sides to clear the opening within the dash. The glove box will then come right out

3. Note the open and empty slots for the filters, within the HVAC air plenum, just behind the plastic screen. Open the two screen doors by pushing the two door latches down and toward the rear of the vehicle. The right door will only open a couple of inches, but you can slide the new filter in behind the right door, when the left door is open.

4. Insert two #55111302AA Mopar Cabin Air Filters into empty slots. Air-flow arrow on filters should point down

5. Close and latch both screen doors, and replace glove box. You are done!

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Old 05-17-2011, 09:20 AM   #2
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Measurement correction:

These filters measure: 5-15/16" L x 2-15/16" W x 13/16" H each.

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Old 05-17-2011, 02:44 PM   #3
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Howdy,
that was an excellent write up. Many thanks for the info. Have a goodun!!!!!!
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Howdy,
that was an excellent write up. Many thanks for the info. Have a goodun!!!!!!
You are welcome!

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Old 05-21-2011, 04:42 PM   #5
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Im going to that in my 2010 just looked and there is a spot .never in my mind would i thought that there was filters back there thanks for posting
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:29 PM   #6
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great write up...I have the climate control in my 2011...gonna go look for the filters and order a set of spares!
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well, I finally got around to taking the glove box out to see the empty filter holders. Guess what???? My 11 has the filters. I bought my JK in January. Maybe they finally decided to put them in at the factory. Have a goodun!!!!
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Very nice writeup. I just did the same for my '11. Looks like
JKs with manual A/C don't come with these cabin filters.
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mine has the manual a/c. I was surprised to see them in there. Have a goodun!!!!
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:39 AM   #10
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I just got my 2012. I got the manual ac. But I checked and the filters were not installed. I had the salesperson ask the service people and they claimed they didnt have them. So I sent a link to this discussion with the photos to them, and they are going to order some. So I will get them when I come back for my first oil change around 1,000 miles.
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Awesome mate, def going to order the filters... Cheers and thx for the great write up : D
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #12
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Ordered them yesterday. Thanks!!!
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i how easy is it to remove the tuffy glove box when its time to change the filter....i wanted to order one but if it makes replacing the air filter a pain in the butt i might pass.
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i have a 2010. ill have to look and see if i have them...
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This is a really good write up, thank you! I will go purchase these filters right away
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Swapping filters i so easy even a caveman could do it.
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Wow! That is great. Thanks for taking the time to write it up.
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this is great to know...thanks!
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I checked with my dealer yesterday and the filters now list for $23.00 each.
Dealer cost is $14.00.
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Before I start pulling my glove box out, can someone tell me if a 12 Sport S would come with the filters installed when bought new? If not, the filters in this thread are for 12's also, not just the 11?
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Before I start pulling my glove box out, can someone tell me if a 12 Sport S would come with the filters installed when bought new? If not, the filters in this thread are for 12's also, not just the 11?
Nope, filters come with auto AC. Put them in my S, painless, cost about 8 bucks a piece when I ordered them from the dealer.
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Nope, filters come with auto AC. Put them in my S, painless, cost about 8 bucks a piece when I ordered them from the dealer.
Thank you!

One other question, how often should these be replaced?
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Funny how I didn't even think about cabin air filters in my jeep but I've been swapping them out in my wife's truck.
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1. Go to your local Jeep Dealer and order 2 - #55111302AA cabin air filters. List price at this time is $6.35 each. These filters measure 2-5/16" x 5-516" each
WTH, I just called my local Jeep dealer and they say these cost $26 a piece now! That's quite a price jump from $6.35
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Have you tried more than 1 dealer?
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Have you tried more than 1 dealer?
No but I looked online and the prices were in that range.

Is there a place to buy Chrysler parts online without having to go through the dealer?
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Very good information on this thread. So I thought for kicks I would look at my 07 knowing it would not have the same but I found that a napkin had been sucked out of the glove box and was covering the screen over the intake of the fan. There is no telling how long it had been there so it might be a good idea just to check it out.
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Very good information on this thread. So I thought for kicks I would look at my 07 knowing it would not have the same but I found that a napkin had been sucked out of the glove box and was covering the screen over the intake of the fan. There is no telling how long it had been there so it might be a good idea just to check it out.
So you are saying that you have cabin filtration too, ha ha.

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