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Old 05-31-2001, 12:54 PM
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If so where is it? I am talking about the ones that "purify" the cabin air my precious lungs breath in.
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Old 05-31-2001, 03:27 PM
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Your precious lungs will be purified when you get a new electro-static dust, cabin filter. You do have one, and I believe that yours is inside and behind the glove box... accessed via the glovebox. Try a search, there has been some discussion on this. You might even be able to put a charcoal filter in there instead.
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Old 05-31-2001, 03:43 PM
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I'm fairly certain no W124s had such a filter. Not even the 500Es!
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Old 05-31-2001, 03:56 PM
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I don't think so...
Maybe I am wrong?
NO, I am almost positive there is one, atleast in the 94/95 E320.
Or AM I incorrect...!?
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03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
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I don't think so...
Maybe I am wrong?
NO, I am almost positive there is one, atleast in the 94/95 E320.
Or AM I incorrect...!?
Not the one you mention.

There are two in the firewall.
Access is from under the hood and it is a nasty job !!!
Can't believe they would do something like that on a
"Should be changed/maint." part.
Someone was nice enough to do a pic DIY in the archives.
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Old 05-31-2001, 05:50 PM
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I have changed the one

on my '95 E320. There is a post with pictures somewhere in here. It is a pretty aggrevating job but it can be done by a diy'er. It is underneath the windshield wiper area.
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Engatwork is correct, the filters (pair) are under the drivers side of air intake(plastic grill). This is under hood next to the w/s wiper system
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Old 05-31-2001, 07:29 PM
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OK, I was 1/2 right. I knew that it had one, but assumed it was behind the glovebox, probably because that's where it is on the current E-class.

Well we answered your question BigShot!
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This thread has a picture (and part #) of the filter locations.

1995 E420 A/C air flow & dust filters

Also, this company has replacement filters that are upgraded from particle/dust only to particle with activated charcoal as well. they are the only dual type filter I have seen that is like the new models. I don't know how well they work, never tried them as my car has zero filters.

http://web.sunup.com.tw/LYCON/lycon21.htm
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I also have a 94 E420 and would like to change the cabin filter. By lifting one of the grates next to the wiper, I can see a bit of the filter and can see it is in desperate need of replacement.

The thread link that JCE posted mentioned that the webmaster of this site would post the instructions on how to change these. Since the 124 CDs do not have the instructions, I would love to see it in the DIY section.

JCE, how do I go about ordering the Lycon filter? There does not seem to be a way to order them from that web site.

Willy
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Old 06-01-2001, 12:21 PM
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There were a couple of e-mail addresses at some of the sub sites: The first was the home page of the manufacturer of the filters, the second was what appears to be the distributor. Both are in Taiwan ROC

http://web.sunup.com.tw/LYCON/lycon6.htm

http://web.sunup.com.tw/Default.htm

Again, I have never used these devices, and can't say anything for or against the quality or suitability of the product for use in the cars. I like the idea of adding extra filtering capacity for a wider range of pollutants (as done in current MBs). However, I would want to see some data showing that air flow had not been restricted over OEM filters, and some info showing the size particles and filtration efficiency of the particulate material, and adsorbtion/absorbtion efficiencies for various organics of the charcoal filters to see if they were really an improvement. Good luck, and let us know how it works if you proceed.
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Old 06-01-2001, 10:07 PM
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At this point I'd be happy just to find some directions on how to change them.

Willy
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Old 06-05-2001, 10:20 AM
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Ok we get the picture! How much for the filter(s)and how do you replace it? Should we take it to a mechanic due to it's inaccessability?
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Old 06-05-2001, 04:14 PM
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The filters run about $50 for the pair at the dealership. Bill Wood (the Webmaster) sent me all of the pictures for the job. I will be doing it within the next couple of days and I'll write it up for the DIY section.

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Old 06-06-2001, 07:11 PM
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OK, finished the job

Thanks to the pictures that Bill Wood sent me, I was able to complete the cabin filter change. This is definately a DIY.

I will write up the job and have him post it. In the meantime, I'll go ahead and temporarily post the pictures on my site. I'll let you know when they are up.

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