Changing cabin air filter after wildfire?

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So, I've driven through a few wildfires this year. I'm beginning to notice a bit of lingering smokey smell inside the car when the AC is on. But only when the AC/heater is on.

Think changing the CAF might help with the smokey smell?
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Simple enough experiment to do.
 
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Way ahead of you. Just waiting for the delivery van now
 

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vacuum your entire car too. Don't forget the roof liner. I had to clean my entire car recently as the ash was finding way inside of the cabin when I open door to get in.
 

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probably won't make much of a difference, the smell will be embedded in all your seats and carpet,

smoke is one of the most difficult smells to get rid of
 
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Quick update, day after swapping the filter and vacuuming, seems like it worked,
 
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