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autodesigner
04-16-2012, 11:47 AM
Does the 2005 Malibu have a cabin Air Filter behind the glove box? I called the Chevy Dealer Service and he said yes, transfered me to parts. They say there isn't one. There is a youtube video out there saying there is and shows how to change it. I'm afraid I will break my glove box if I do what this person does in the video. Any body know the real facts?

Munster
04-16-2012, 12:28 PM
My computer at work lists a Cabin Air Filter for your vehicle. Does not tell me tho where its located or anythiing, But I would say that there is one..

Drunken Elvis
04-16-2012, 01:03 PM
http://answers.edmunds.com/question-Is-there-a-cabin-filter-for-the-air-conditioner-in-a-2006-Chevy-Malibu-59700.aspx

Drunken Elvis
04-16-2012, 03:21 PM
Thanks to Gold1LT
http://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2006_Chevrolet_Malibu_LS_2.2L_4_Cyl./air_filter_cabin/replace

autodesigner
04-17-2012, 06:04 AM
Thanks to Gold1LT
http://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2006_Chevrolet_Malibu_LS_2.2L_4_Cyl./air_filter_cabin/replace

Well Guys, thanks for the speedy response. I opened up the glove box on my 2005 Malibu. Different from the Video. No screw to remove on side. So I simply pulled it down. There is one clip (not three like shown in video) and an access door. I opened it and there was no filter in there but appears as though there should be. Fan is very close. I will look for a 2006 filter and see if it will fit. There might have been an engineering change for 2006. I hope the fan doesn't suck the filter down into it. But it's worth a try.

BTW, I watched the video, that's not a MALIBU.

wfwells3
04-17-2012, 11:43 AM
Sounds like you already figured it out, but here's better video. It's actually for a 2005 Malibu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsMoAkEtA7U

Called 3 parts stores NAPA, Autozone and Advance Auto and none of them had a filter specifically for the 2005 Malibu. Got one for a 2005 Cobalt. It's a little small, but used some weatherstripping to make it more snug.

--Will

autodesigner
04-18-2012, 06:38 AM
Hey Will, I used the Fram CF10361. I think it fits perfectly. The door (flap) has some thick foam insolation on it which seems to seal the filter off. Maybe I will have to take another look at it. Thanks for your help.

wfwells3
04-18-2012, 07:55 AM
Hey autodesigner, Thanks for the tip on the Fram filter CF10361. I'll use it next year when I change mine out again. There wasn't a filter in my car either, and the dealer and parts stores said you don't need it. When I saw how dirty one's were in videos I saw showing replacement, I decided it would be best to put one in. I put in a Purolator C35676, but like I said it was a little short left to right and I filled the 1/4 gap with some weatherstripping to make it snug. Take care, and enjoy the filtered air :)