Anyone know if and where the cab filter is located on a 98 ext cab? I
can tell you where it's not located..also, I've seen the term "hush"
used when talking about stuff under the dash...what is hush? The dash
panels or something else?
Thanks for any help...after several trips to Black Rock I keep getting
that dusty smell all year long..
1.. Remove the instrument panel hush panel.
2.. Remove the filter access door screw.
3.. Remove the filter access door from the HVAC module. Remove the
passenger compartment air filters.
1.. Install the passenger compartment air filters.
2.. Install the filter access door to the HVAC module.
3.. Install the filter access door screw. Tighten
Tighten the screw to 1.6 N·m (14 lb in).
4.. Install the instrument panel hush panel
There you go. Cam
I don't know about the 98 - the 2000 should be the same as my 99 Z71. On
the passenger side, looking up from the floor board, there are three screws
that hold the "hush Plate" - its a cover that goes from the middle of the
truck all the way to the right side. It covers all the heater vents at the
floor level. After you take that cover off the filters are almost in sight.
I didn't take my cover off - I have a console, so I just dropped it down and
had enough room to change the filters. The filter cover is about an inch
wide, it has a latch in the front. Its a plastic thing sorta like
unplugging an electrical connector. It has one screw in the bottom. I
didn't have to do anything with the screw. After you unlatch it, it dropps
down and swings to the right easy enough. There are 2 filters. After you
slide the first one out, there's enough room to get the second one. The new
filters are directional - air flows to the left. It ain't that
complicated - its just a pita!
After you take that panel down, just about in line with the left side of the
glove box, there is a cover that holds the filters in. You do have the
filters! The latch mechanism is on the vertical part of the cover and the
screw is on the bottom pointing up.
I don't know when they started - mine's a 99. I've had heater ducts out of
every kind of car ever made (I think) and I never imagined the dirt that the
filters pick up. They're called in-cab air filters and just an inquiry at
the local parts shop can show if they exist for your truck. I got mine at
AZ for $11 plus - the dealer price was $23.
I thought the 99 Z71 Tahoe's were the last of the old body style and leaf
spring Tahoe's. Didn't the LT/LS Tahoe's change to the new style in 99
along with the trucks one year ahead of the Z71 Tahoe? Wasn't the 99 Z71
Tahoe on a 3/4 ton set up? Guessing based on 6 bolt rims, brakes, leaf
springs, shocks etc.. the 99 brochures.