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Unlike Gen 1, Gen 2 is delivered with cabin filter installed, but like Gen 1 it's a PIA to access.
Tips: 1) the owner's manual calls for pulling on a trim piece to remove. Wrong. PUSH the front edge of the piece to the right then pull towards you to disengage a rear slot. (See attached photos). 2) The 5th bolt is in the back of the glove box which you are removing. 3) Open the bottom-hinged filter cover by reaching up from below with finger to release clips at each side. Filter # AC A3217C, NAPA 4211.
 

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Thanks, now I don't need to disassemble to check if a filter is present with my new 2017. It would have been nice if they simply had a removable access panel in the back of the glove box like the Gen-1. This is a step back in comparison.
 

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Just changed my cabin filter and. ........I think this is-

Another triumph of incompetence from the crack(ed) interior design team that gave a wireless phone charger that doesn't work with the designated phones, the usb port out in the open instead of in the console, less comfortable seats than gen 1 and last but not least the deletion of homelink (since after all why would anyone who buys a plug in car have a garage?).

If the joke wasn't on me I would almost think this is funny.

Next lease time gonna give the interior Much more scrutiny before before I reup for another Volt/Bolt.
 

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I had mine changed during annual oil change, I wanted to see the old filter and was surprised how black and dirty it was after the year in service ( approx 8000 miles). Must be doing its job
 

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After having my '16 Volt for about a year (13k miles), I began noticing some occasional unpleasant aromas, particularly when the ventilation system was set to "recirculate" and a front passenger was wearing smelly wet shoes. So, following the instructions in the owners' manual and the OP's post, I replaced the cabin air filter. A couple of notes:

1. The trim piece that has to be pried off is on the *right*. It took me a while to figure this out. Prying it to the right removes it.

2. It really doesn't take much time or effort to unscrew the 5 glove compartment screws (if you have a 5/16" or 7 mm nut driver). Replacing the filter is an easy job.

3. I chose a filter with activated carbon and baking soda, FRAM CF10775, which costs more than a standard filter. It fits and so far it works fine - but it will take a few months of driving to determine whether it's really better at eliminating odors.
 

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I just installed charcoal filters on our two volts (a 2016 and a 2017). There was already a factory installed filter non charcoal filter in both cars.

Easy job... you do need a socket set with a long extension to do it though.


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Will the cabin filter from Gen 1 fit Gen 2?
Nope. The Gen 2 filter is bigger.
Gen 1 AC Delco CF181 8.5 x 9.7 x 1.6 inches
Gen 2 AC Delco CF185 10.5 x 13.5 x 13. inches.
 

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Is this included in the two free services that the Volt offers? Or only an oil change and tire rotation?

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No. Free service only includes oil and tire rotation.
 

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I got around to changing my in cabin air filter this morning, geez, what a pain to change. On Gen 1, I could change this thing in seconds, in Gen two, not so much. Who was the braniac that designed this thing and couldn't they have made it easier and simple to access? Anyway, my 2016s filter was very dirty and really needed changed. If any of you have had your Volt for over six months, I would encourage you to at least check it and really enjoy removing the bolts and removing the side panel.
 

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I replaced mine today for the first time at 15K, and I'll replace at this interval. The filter was definitely dirty and time for a change. I used the Fram fresh breeze version which has carbon and baking soda in the filter. I used these in my Gen1, and they made a big difference in odors coming into the car. The part number for this is CF11966. The GM part number on the original filter is 13508023.

It certainly wasn't as as easy a change as the GEN1, however it isn't difficult either with the correct tools. A 7mm socket with a short extension is all that's needed. The bolts can be loosened using just fingers on the socket extension.
 

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The part number for this is CF11966.
Hmm. Now, why did I buy part #CF10775? Maybe that was the correct part number 6 months ago and it's been updated? Both are still available on Amazon. Anyway, it fit perfectly in my '16 and it's worked very well so far.
 

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Hmm. Now, why did I buy part #CF10775? Maybe that was the correct part number 6 months ago and it's been updated? Both are still available on Amazon. Anyway, it fit perfectly in my '16 and it's worked very well so far.
I just popped both part numbers in Amazon. I've also set up the Chevy Volt in the Amazon "Garage" so when I look at auto parts Amazon lets me know whether a part fits or not.

Here, the CF11966 gets the green check mark and font "This fits your 2017 Chevrolet Volt" whereas the CF10775 gets a warning message that it does not fit...
 

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I just popped both part numbers in Amazon. I've also set up the Chevy Volt in the Amazon "Garage" so when I look at auto parts Amazon lets me know whether a part fits or not.

Here, the CF11966 gets the green check mark and font "This fits your 2017 Chevrolet Volt" whereas the CF10775 gets a warning message that it does not fit...
Yeah, I know. But 6 months ago, CF10775 must have said it fits - because I bought it on Amazon and wouldn't have done so if I'd seen that message. That's why I think they came out with a new model (maybe a few millimeters different in size?) specifically for Volts or something like that. Or maybe Amazon had incorrect info back then - but I would have found or verified the part number on the Fram website.
 

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