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I’ll give dollars to donuts that Jake von Slatt owns a Yaris because he likes to say “YAAAAAAAAAAARis” in a pirate voice. Anyhoo, Jake was tired of the ‘Yota dealership hitting him for 50 bucks to replace the factory cabin air filter, so he hacked together his own from a $5 home A/C filter and wrote a good tutorial about how to do so yourself. Take that ye scallywags!

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • Jake von Slatt

    Ya see, I be origin’ly plan’n tah publish this arn SatAARRRday, but I had to work that day. Arr.

  • Simon

    A Yaris?!? That’s not a car. That’s automotive purgatory!

    What’s happened to your steam powered auto Jake?

    • Jake von Slatt

      Nonsense! The Yaris is a fine daily driver! It’s like a tiny little Crown Vic. It’s also a more ecological vehicle for the suburban driving cycle than a Prius.

      The roadster is still extant, but half of the week I leave my car in the parking lot at work overnight while I bicycle and I’m not willing to do that with the roadster.

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  • Lenny Nero

    Nice effort and all, but WIX #24483 cabin air filter is available commercially for less than $10. So all in all, if your time is worth more than $5 an hour, this is pretty much a waste of time.

  • Anonymous

    dude, why are you buying air filters at the dealer?

  • Bobby

    $50 is quite a big money. You can perform this in your own. I saw a video in youtube on how to change cabin air filter. I think it is helpful

  • Jim

    and oh, here’s the video on how to replace cabin air filter