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Replaced cabin filter on one of the 97 SL500's.
Filter, screens and housing were nasty, shop-vac and compressed air wouldn't clean them to my satisfaction.
Carefully removed the 2 plastic grilles from housing.
Washed removable housing cover and screens with Greased Lightning® and an old toothbrush.
Also coated threads on the 2 long threads which hold housing cover with antiseize compound.

Results shown in photos.

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Replaced cabin filter on one of the 97 SL500's.
Filter, screens and housing were nasty, shop-vac and compressed air wouldn't clean them to my satisfaction.
Carefully removed the 2 plastic grilles from housing.
Washed removable housing cover and screens with Greased Lightning® and an old toothbrush.
Also coated threads on the 2 long threads which hold housing cover with antiseize compound.

Results shown in photos.

Before:
View attachment 2669386


After:
View attachment 2669387
I'd be worried about that plastic breaking - but they look great
 

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I'd be worried about that plastic breaking - but they look great
Used a little flat blade screwdriver.
There were 4 tabs on back of each panel.

Was also worried about breaking, but had no problems.
Plastic was actually pliable.
 

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