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remove glovebox on 05 OB
Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:45 AM
Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:11 PM
They FINALLY figured these out on the 2010 models, they have a panel you pop out to get to the filter. I definitely do not understand why Subaru recommends replacing these every 7500 miles, the Toyota ones (which are very similar in construction) last 30,000 miles. (Of course, Subaru also recommends the oil change every 7500 miles, which I think is way too long!)
Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:26 PM
I don't know about the MY10 but in my 08 you have to remove the entire glove box (make sure you don't break at least one retaining clip on the side trim piece facing the door) and then an access panel.
In the 05 as you point out, you have to remove half of the console trim and the glove box (don't forget the trim piece mentioned above) and the rear glove box trim panel. Dealer wants over $100 parts and labor for the job.
Interval recommended 15K miles.
Unfortunate design flaw passed down the line to the customer.
I feel like taking a dremel to the rear trim panel an making my own mod.
I'd still have to drop the glove box though. C'mon SOA.
I know it's not the space shuttle (remember the o-rings) but I hate sloppy designs.
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