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VE 2008 strange issue with Air Con (Front Vents ON and Off)

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by VFSV6FORME, Aug 9, 2019.

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    VFSV6FORME Well-Known Member

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    Yes I noticed yesterday that one or two of that clips are missing so by this you know someone has been in there.
    I will buy a Cabin filter next time I go out. Do they Leak as you need the Extra Foam?
    https://www.autoinstruct.com.au/manufacturer/holden/ve-commodore/changing-cabin-pollen-filter/
     
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    I used a ryco one. You may not get a 100% seal but I didn't see anything to worry about. 97% seal is a lot better than the original flyscreen they put in there. It does a good job of filtering Diesel smoke but they're a bit expensive. Maybe wait for a 30% off day :)
     
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    I always miss the 30% off Days either super Cheap or AutoBahn. How expensive is Expensive.
     
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    I use Wesfill. I get them on eBay. I compared it to the. Repco one and was exactly the same. A fraction of the price. I suspect they are the same filter.

    The top edges on repco and wesfil don’t match exactly to the shape so some adhesive foam blocks up the gap.
     

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    When the blower fan is running, the filter seals up well enough against the flange to not worry about leakage.
     
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    Noice. Get some adhesive foam that’s about 10mm thick to stick on those two angled edges. The sides, top and bottom will fit great. It’s just those two edges on the angle.

    Clark Blubber will have it, or at a stretch Bunnings.
     
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    I would like to take the whole lid off to see inside, clean inside, see the drain hole inside but after removing those 5 clips ( I think 5) and the one close to the screen I don't want to force it off as they must have other clips that you cannot see close to the windscreen itself holding the whole section down.

    Yes the VE has a mesh grille and no filter at all
     
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    By the way, do you remove the original course grill before fitting the new filter?
     
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    I've met a few ladies over the years who would have benefited from such a procedure..
     
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    Yes! Just remove it.
     
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    Removing the whole thing can be not fun. It’s designed to be lifted at the front where the removable clips are.
    Plenty of space to work on from there.
    If you remove it, expect clips to break.

    Some god like human posted in a thread here that had a link to a US G8 forum that listed all the part numbers for the clips. To the person who documented this, I bow before your greatness. I keep these images on my fridge as a reminder that good things happen. I have named a puppy
    GM 92138946 in their honour.
     

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    God that is a mouthful, even worse if calling said dog when drunk :D
     
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    Yes, just grab one of the tabs with pliers and yank it out.
     
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    My friend told me most of the time they bolt it down after you have kids, LOL, LOL.
     
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    Good Man, will do when I get it, tomorrow job will be a Vacuum job as it dirty in there. I might have to lift the top cover to the max to see the drain hole
     
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    Stuff that, I just lift it up a little. Months ago I skoke to a person on this site of buying tools. Last week at AlDI I purchased a fibre optic Camera system for $70 Yeah it has a large screen and can copy the image or record. Now I will use it tomorrow to find that drain hole that possible needs cleaning. LOL
     
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    You cant miss it, its the only drain hole that's full of dirt and leaves.
     
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    I believe there are 2. One is quite massive and you could squeeze 3 fingers into it, the other is towards the left side of the filter and just big enough to poke some wipper snipper cord through. You are best just reaching in there and feeling around for it, like delivering a calf ;)
     
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    Although i don't think you need to go shoulder deep. :)
     
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