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#1 (permalink) Old 11-06-2007, 10:23 PM
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Question Which Filter Activated Charcoal or Particulate Filter?? HELP!

Hey everyone!

I just finished ordering online the filter located behind the battery in my 2005 C230K. I ordered the "Activated Charcoal Filter" to replace the dirty one that is in there now, did I get the right one or was it the Particulate Filter?

If I did purchase the wrong one, can I still use this Activated Charcoal Filter located behind the battery?

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The filter located above the battery is not the charcoal filter. Personally, I do not know the difference in dimensions of the two, but I doubt you can use it.
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it is called a dust filter, the charcoal filters are thicker and different material.
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You can not use the charcoal filter in place of the paper filter on your car.
Yes - we only have a paper filter - it installs one way and will not fit the charcoal unit. You also will notice a huge difference in price. The charcoal filter is activated with a button on the passenger side of the HVAC Climatronic control...and is intended to purify and clean the cabin air quickly…

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You can not use the charcoal filter in place of the paper filter on your car.
Yes - we only have a paper filter - it installs one way and will not fit the charcoal unit. You also will notice a huge difference in price. The charcoal filter is activated with a button on the passenger side of the HVAC Climatronic control...and is intended to purify and clean the cabin air quickly…

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correct me if im wrong, but your saying there is no charcoal filter in a w203 c230 correct?
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I believe there is only a charcoal filter if you have the fancier climate control with the REST button and dual direction controls.
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The charcoal filter is located under the dash on the passenger side. It was only available to the W203 with the digital climate control. I know that the digital system was only available on the C320 up to 2004, not sure about later models. You should update your profile.
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i've got a 2005 c230k.

no digital controls.. analog controls.. i guess i dont have a charcoal filter to worry about eh?
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