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Cabin filter needs to be replaced

How do you do it and what does it cost - I found pieces of it coming through the vent.....

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  • lmr4 Oct 08, 2008

    It was pieces of dark foam that looked very old mixed with some kind of debris or dirt. Does your answer still stand?

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1999 Rav/4 does not have a cabin air filter.

My suggestion would be to remove the heater fan blower motor, under the glove box. 3 screws.
Look for debris in the fan motor "squirrel cage"...sometimes, the fan can **** small, loose papers out of you glove box

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  • Toyota Ed Oct 08, 2008

    The peices of dark foam are from the foam seals on your fresh/recirc door, above the heater fan. Cabin air filters are white, and a sorta-kinda tyvek material. Yes, unfortunatly, my answer still stands, and leads me to believe that you either have a foam retention failure (rare), or field mice or some type of rodent in your box, knawing on the foam. Since it has turned cool in my area, I have performed this exact same task (rodent removal) 4 times this week alone, and am in the middle of a Sienna with the same issue. Please remove the fan, and clean whatever debris you find.

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