If you own a Grand Cherokee WJ, you probably wondered where is the Cabin Air filter, well, in most of the WJ’s I know, it doesn’t exist.
The good news are that it can be installed easily as Mopar manufactured a cabin air filter and a matching housing (which was offered an an option at the dealers back then, while it was new).
Anyway, mine didn’t have the filter and since I found out how dirty was the evaporator core while I fixed the blending doors issue I decided to order one.
I bought that Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ Air Cabin Filter from eBay. It was shipped quickly and arrived in few days.
*** This guide refers to Grand Cherokee WJ 99-04 installation, but installing on the newer WK is similar.
Part # 82208300 – Mopar Cabin air filter
T30 Torx screwdriver.
Installation time: less than 30 minutes.
Let’s start working:
- Open the hood and remove the rubber which hold the plastic lip:
2. Using a T30 screwdriver, remove the torx screws of the plastic (there are 6 bolts to remove, you can see the first 3 in the picture below), no need to remove the wipers:
3. Now you can see the A/C inlet. remove the plastic grill by pulling it out, there are 2 clips in the center of it that you should press in order to release. These clips might break during the release, try to hold the pieces from falling into the A/C …
4. Install the new housing that came with the kit, 2 plastic pins needed to hold it in place (they are part of the kit, do not worry 🙂 )
5. Install the new air filter and the grill.
6. Install the torx screws and the rubber back in place, turn on the A/C and enjoy a cleaner air 🙂