Cabin Air Filter Install - 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: 5-15/16" L x 2-15/16" W x 13/16" H 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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Last edited by Mabar; 05-17-2011 at 08:18 AM.