It appears that most people do not realize that the Jimny has a cabin / pollen filter, or at least has the facility for a cabin filter.
Most manuals never refer to it, even in the OEM Service Guide.
A lot of people, particularly those who drive off-road, are tired of the clouds of leaves that hit you in the face when you open the fascia vents. Fitting a cabin filter is straight forward once you know where it is hidden.
If your Jimny already has a cabin filter installed (but you have not been aware of it), the filter is probably heavily clogged.
- This is an example of a cabin filter which has not been changed for at least five years.
- This filter was almost white when it was new.
- That picture was taken after the leaves and grit were brushed off off from the filter.
- The weight of that dirty filter was around 800 grams!
The filter itself
The part numbers of Suzuki's genuine cabin / pollen filters for Jimnys are:
All three should be mutually compatible (same dimensions etc.) and the differences are probably "only" in the filtering quality / capability.
- One of many compatible aftermarket replacements is Blue Print ADK82502.
- A few more examples: Febi Bilstein 28201 and SWAG 84 92 8201 (they appear to be mutually identical).
- A suitable cabin filter is offered in the BigJimny Shop.
Additional notes and warnings
- The appearance and construction of a cabin filter may vary slightly from one manufacturer to another.
- Some filters are one-part, like in the picture of a dirty filter above.
- Some are two-part, and the parts can be glued or taped together (like in the other picture above).
- Always make sure to check the dimensions of a filter when buying.
- The quality and capability of a filter may vary significantly from one manufacturer or model to another.
- The main difference is in the presence or absence of various filtering elements which filter out certain things.
- For example, a filter with or without carbon (charcoal) particles.
- It is highly recommended to use a filter with activated carbon particles, but be prepared to pay a higher price.
- Blue Print's ADK82502 filter used to be a two-part construction with embedded carbon (charcoal) particles.
- However, there have been recent reports of "sightings" of the same filter model which was an ordinary paper filter in a single-part case.
- So, if buying this filter model (or any other filter model for that matter), double-check with the seller on what exact filter is in the box!
- You may wish to consider buying a spare cabin filter cover at the same time.
- The part number of Suzuki's genuine cabin / pollen filter cover for Jimnys is: 95423-81A01
- The suitable cover is also offered in BigJimny Shop.
Changing / Installing a cabin filter
- Here is the filter cover, up underneath the dashboard on the passenger side of the vehicle
- First remove the glovebox.
- This is done by flexing the sidewalls so the plastic retaining lugs can drop past the edge of the fascia.
- Lower the whole glovebox away.
- I am using a screwdriver with the end protected by a cloth to stop it marking the fascia, as I use it to prise away the retaining lugs.
- The filter cover is retained by small clips on the end.
- The tip of the scewdriver points to where the clip is (hidden).
- Warm the plastic filter cover.
- Either use a hairdrier or allow the car's own heater to warm the car (on re-circulate setting).
- If the plastic is cold it is more likely to fracture.
- Insert a small blade into the filter retaining lugs and gently prise it away from the edge of the moulded catches on the heater body.
- Do this a bit at a time alternating front and back.
- If you have a UK Jimny, you are more than likely to find an empty hole now (full of bits of leafs).
- Simply insert the cabin filter.
- Gently press the filter cover back into place.
- Don't think that you will be immune to breaking the filter cover - here is mine!
Page last edited on 10/12/2018 by user Bosanek