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      02-20-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Dealership Cost to Install stock airbox?

I was just wondering if anyone knew the dealership cost to install the stock air box back in. I tried to install it back myself but that thing is a pain in the ass. I couldn't get either of the front or rear tubes to slide onto the airbox at all.
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      02-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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I did mine in about 5 mins so they better not charge you alot lol. Keep trying and save the money by trying it urself
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the more problematic one is the rear tube. You can't see shit and there is barely any room back there to work with
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Don't go to an dealership for that if you can't do it and don't know anyone experienced enough to help you. Take it to an independent shop, it'll take them 15mins and assumingly they charge you (rather then making something on the side) it won't be more then a half hr of labor which will probably run you $30- $40
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Oh and did you remove the panel that holds the cabin air filter to install the airbox? Its held down by like 6 screws and frees up a lot of room to comfortably re install the air box
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Dude, please don't take it to a dealer! I believe in you!

YOU CAN DO IT!!!
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Remove the cabin filter (6 8mm screws) and plastic cowl (2 8mm screws).
Then you can access the rear tube. Check the youtube videos on how to install a procede/jb4, they show you how to in the first few steps.
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Put a bit of spit or vaseline or wd40 on the hoses to help them slide in. Lube baby. Always a good idea!!
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heat the tubes with a hair dryer to soften them up, this is after removing the cowl.
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