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Purolator Cabin Air Filter

Part No. C35661 Warranty Details  

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The Purolator BreatheEasy Cabin Air Filter helps eliminate harmful contaminants inside your vehicle, including dust, dirt, pollen and pollutants, and meets or exceeds OEM specifications. Purolator recommends that you replace your dirty cabin filter with a new Purolator BreatheEasy cabin filter every 12,000 to 18,000 miles, or as specified by your vehicle’s manufacturer.

Product Features:
  • Protects the air conditioning system
  • Catches microscopic pollutants like soot, smog, and tobacco smoke
  • Particular layer restricts entry of large airborne particles into the A/C system like dust, pollen, mold spores and fungus
  • Multi-Layer Protection
  • Better Breathing for non-allergy and allergy sufferers
  • Clean smelling air
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Installation Instructions Included:Yes
Length:9.88 in
Thickness:1.14 in
Width:8.66 in

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PurolatorCabin Air Filter
 
2.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Incompatible (7)

Best Uses

  • Small cars (4)
  • Large cars (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (4), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (6), Casual driver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product

Bought the filter, read the blogs, went to the car with 2 screwdrivers, pliers, and used only my hands. Just keep in mind you're pushing & pulling plastic/rubber pieces,...Read complete review

Bought the filter, read the blogs, went to the car with 2 screwdrivers, pliers, and used only my hands. Just keep in mind you're pushing & pulling plastic/rubber pieces, and a 6 year old has more than adequate power to do the deed. Pull side dash panel by golve box, helps access everything. Super simple operation . . . 3-4 min max.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wrong filter for '0 Sonata

I recommend the filter generically, but not for the '09 Sonata. After I ordered this on-line for my '09 Sonata, I read a blog that the Purolator C35661 does not fit, which...Read complete review

I recommend the filter generically, but not for the '09 Sonata. After I ordered this on-line for my '09 Sonata, I read a blog that the Purolator C35661 does not fit, which is regretfully correct. Other blogs that recommend cutting down a household furnace filter are simply ludicrous because the household filter does not have either the filtration efficiency, the mounting tabs that keep the filter tight (hence the rattle some report), or in the case of thick fiberglass cut-to-size fliters, the rigidity that prevents the filter from being sucked into the fan mounted just below the filter. I then discovered a "Hyundai Cabin Air Filter Application Chart" that shows that Hyundai has been frequently changing Cabin Air Filters, and changed this part twice since 2007, but Purolator hasn't. A trip to the dealer confirmed the part # change, and a competitive price. Thankfully, I also have a '09 Sante Fe, and this just happens to be the correct Cabin Air Filter for it --- so no need to return it to the store.
Changing the filter is quite easy, but no instruction I have seen explains clearly how to get the glove box disconnected from the fragile plastic mounts. But try this: Open and empty the glovebox. Use your fingernail to lift a retention tab (on each side of the glovebox) slightly on the edge facing you and hold it in the lifted position as you gently push the clovebox door in the closed direction. As you do that, the tab will slide out of the hole in the wall of the glovebox. After a little practice, you will get both tabs to slide forward enough to clear their holes in the glovebox as well as the holes in the dash. Then the whole glove box will pivot to the floor and dump everything you didn't remove. There is no need to actually remove the retention tabs from their glovebox holes. Then pinch the end of the pivot rod so you can slide the glovebox off and set it aside in order to get to the filter cover facing you. Notice that the side of the tabs that fit into the dash have small rubber rings on them. Don't lose these, as they cushion the glovebox when it opens. Next, the plastic clamps on the filter door are part of the door and are also fragile. Just squeeze both of them together like clothespins to release the filter cover. Next, use care as you slide the old filter towards you so you don't brush leaves into the fan motor below. Notice the two edges of the filter that slide into the track are longer than the tabs on the back and front. They keep the filter tight so it doesn't rattle when the fan runs. For reassembly, replace the glove box on its hinge and gently pivot it to a partly closed position as the tabs engage their dash holes. After a few open-close cycles, the tabs will pull themselves into place in the side of the glovebox. Quick, clean and easy filter change!

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3.0

Correct Part #, most '09 Santa Fe & Sonata: Purolator C36157

By 

from Greer, SC

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Good Filter

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Purolator Cabin Air Filter:

      This filter, which is the specified filter for the '09 Santa Fe at the dealership and parts stores, is simply the wrong filter for most '09 Santa Fes. Thanks to an understanding Hyundai Parts Dept in 2010 when they replaced the original filter with one that rattled with the fan on, we kept going thru filters until we found one that matched the one that came in the Santa Fe. The correct Cabin Air filter is Hyundai 08790-2G000-A, or Purolator C36157, or equivalent. It fits the '09 Sonata and, as it turns out, most '09 Santa Fes. The specified filter is too small and will be a loose fit, the C36157 is a perfect match for the one that came in my '09 Sonata.

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      1.0

      not exact fit for 2009 santa fe

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      from baltimore

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

        Cons

        • Does not fit
        • Incompatible

        Best Uses

          Comments about Purolator Cabin Air Filter:

          this cabin filter does not fit, not even close

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          1.0

          Check size before you leave the store

          By 

          from Strongsville, oh

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Incompatible

            Best Uses

              Comments about Purolator Cabin Air Filter:

              I drive a 2008 kia optima LX. I ordered this filter on your web site and it told me it was an 'exact' match. Installation of this filter is very easy. However, this product/filter is not an exact match. This filter is approximately 1/4 inch shorter in width than the correct filter. I don't know if there is a problem with KIA and the supplier who is recommending this filter for this car, but someone made a 'coding' error when they input this into the system. My advice, is to take the old filter in with you when you buy this filter to make sure you have the correct size.

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              5.0

              Same Item Better Price

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              from Moline, Il

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Purolator Cabin Air Filter:

                  Product was bought at a greta price and easy to install in fact I had my 10yr Old niece rad instructions and install> KID FRIENDLY

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                  1.0

                  does not fit

                  By 

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

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                  Pros

                  • None

                  Cons

                  • Does not fit
                  • Incompatible

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Purolator Cabin Air Filter:

                    Bought one for a 2006 Sonata GSL & it did not fit. 1/2 inch too wide. Old one in the car was the C35661. Mfg has changed the specs. Took it back to the store & others on shelf had the same problem.

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                    5.0

                    Cabin Air Filter for Hyandai Sonata 2006

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                    from Stillwater, OK

                    About Me Casual Driver

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Purolator Cabin Air Filter:

                        The product fit perfectly, and was just what I expected.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I will buy this filter again &again

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                        from DEbary,FL

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                        3 or more reviews submitted

                        Pros

                        • Cheaper thandealer
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Cars
                          • Small Cars

                          Comments about Purolator Cabin Air Filter:

                          Great price

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          cleaner air

                          By 

                          from shirley, ny

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • High-Performance
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Cars

                            Comments about Purolator Cabin Air Filter:

                            a good thing to have.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

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                            from Toms River, NJ

                            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Retired Engineer

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                            Pros

                            • Easy replacement
                            • Great fit no gaps

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Model specific

                            Comments about Purolator Cabin Air Filter:

                            Bought the filter, read the blogs, went to the car with 2 screwdrivers, pliers, and used only my hands. Just keep in mind you're pushing & pulling plastic/rubber pieces, and a 6 year old has more than adequate power to do the deed. Pull side dash panel by golve box, helps access everything. Super simple operation . . . 3-4 min max.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            good oem replacement

                            By 

                            from Atlanta, GA

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Cars

                              Comments about Purolator Cabin Air Filter:

                              This filter was a good fit.

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                              • Auto Enthusiast
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                              • No

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                              • Q:

                                Where and how does this filter go, do you have a diagram of this.
                                Asked on 11/30/2010 by Sam from New Cumberland, WV

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                                  A:

                                  For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle

                                  Answered on 12/1/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                              • Q:

                                i have a 06 kia optima. I want to change the cabin air filter.
                                Asked on 6/14/2010 by bhawn13 from roanoke va

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                                  A:

                                  I believe that the cabin air filter should be located behind the glove box in your vehicle.

                                  Answered on 6/14/2010 by Mike from AAP
                              • Q:

                                I own a 2006 Hyundai Azera and want to change the cabin air filter -- how do I remove the glove box to get at it?
                                Asked on 2/13/2010 by Anonymous

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                                  A:

                                  You should not have to completely remove the glove box to replace the cabin air filter. If you open the glove box and gently push in the sides of the box and then the glove box should drop down some more giving you access to behind the glove box.

                                  Answered on 2/17/2010 by Mike from AAP
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