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I don't see a sound insulator panel to remove or how it could be removed. I see after removing the little filter access cover ( about 3/4 inch wide by 2-1/2 inches ) just what appears to be a filter housing with two plastic tabs one of which has a paper tape The housing is about 3 inches long on the exposed end. It appears from your PDF procedure that the 3 filter sections are put in side to side and not end to end
"It's just a small panel to keep everything hidden (as shown in the pdf file)"
I removed a little panel as I mentioned that is about 3/4 inch x 2-1/2 inches that exposed an end of a filter section that has two plastic tabs one of which has a tape attached . there is no way just removing that tape that the filter can be removed - it is wedged behnd the opening that it appeared to have been inserted into. As I said I don't see any way there is room for 3 filter sections side by side. This opening in the molding I am seeing where the filter section is seen, this opening is only about 3/4 inch to 1 inch wide x 3-1/2 to 4inches tall.
Yes just above and to the right of the accelerator pedal.
I have already tried pulling on both tabs of the filter section that are exposed and I do not see how just removing the tape will decrease the size of the end of the filter section so it can be pulled out. Are you saying that
what I am seeing is the bottom section of the 3 section filter that is attached by the guides to the next upper filter section and by removing this section that I see that the middle section of the filter will drop down and be exposed so it can be removed, and the 3rd likewise?
I see two tabs , so I should pull on the lower of the two? I have already pulled on the lower tab with no success in pulling it out . It appears to be behind the opening in the panel so the edges of the filter section are blocked by the operning in the panel. Why would just removing the tape that is attached to the upper tab make any difference?
Ok . removing the tape was the trick to allow the upper tab to be raise up above the guide. but it was hard to remove that first section. Thanks !
Yes, they were filthy! I hope replacing them will be easier. there will be no way to keep them straight because of the acc pedal.
I guess that is it . How about making some videos , even tho your diagrams were good( more expensive to make videos , I know)
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