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I recently purchased a 95 Lexus ES300. The previous owner was a smoker and there is a terrible odor that comes from the A/C. Will this problem be solved by replacing the Cabin Air Filter?

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I recently purchased a 95 Lexus ES300. The previous owner was a smoker and there is a terrible odor that comes from the A/C. Will this problem be solved by replacing the Cabin Air Filter?

Try to find a HVAC filter with carbon in it.

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I recently purchased a 95 Lexus ES300. The previous owner was a smoker and there is a terrible odor that comes from the A/C. Will this problem be solved by replacing the Cabin Air Filter?

Try to find a HVAC filter with carbon in it.

Where is the filter installed?

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should be behind the glove box, i believe. the three toyotas i've had, they were all located behind the box. our 4runner smelled something awful of smoke when we got it. had to steam clean the interior to get rid of it "cloth seats". haven't noticed it in the ac unit though. i'll warn you though, those little filters aren't cheap to replace, and they seem hard to find at 3rd party auto parts stores. my gs was a smoker too, and i refused to spend the $50 on a new filter. i simply took it out of the car, and haven't had a problem since. i figured i've had several cars that didn't have a filter at all, without problem.

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Remove the filter and clean/dry, Replace with a fabric softener sheet on top of the filter.wink.gif Remember Snuggles ? laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif

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Google it. I got one for my previous Avalon Limited. List price was $36.00 at dealer. Got one from Amazon (Fram) for $10.95. Purchased a couple of items which put the total above $25 and the shipping and handling was free.

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I get my cabin air filters from ebay, one brand "TYC" or something like that, they're the same thing as OEM and work GREAT!

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In my 04 ES I pull the cabin filter out 2 or 3 times a year a blow it out with a air hose. Same filter for about 3 years. No stinky smells, seems o.k.

Tim

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I recently purchased a 95 Lexus ES300. The previous owner was a smoker and there is a terrible odor that comes from the A/C. Will this problem be solved by replacing the Cabin Air Filter?

Try to find a HVAC filter with carbon in it.

Where is the filter installed?

I just purchased a 1995 ES300 and I just found the door after pulling back the driver side carpet. Saw the white plastic wall to the right of the gas pedal and began removing the two "Mickey Mouse" plastic black phillip's head screws. I found the thin white filter door at the back and unclipped that.NO FILTER either! What the heck? Can't even stick my small hand inside to remove debris! I used a vacuum, but the door opening is elongated and hench no suction can be used from the vacuum. I tried a stick and screw driver to try and remove debris, but good luck with that. I will have to go to the gas station and try and blow the debris out. Even being a small guy (5'2") I don't see how an engineer designed this and expected anyone to maintain it?

Where did you order the filter? Is it custom?

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