Poor Man's Ionic Air Filter?

Poor Man’s Ionic Air Filter 😊

I didn’t order the ionic cabin freshener option for my 2022 Macan. However, I recently came across a slew ofΒ devicesΒ that claim to clean a car interior’s air. Not sure it works, but for $25, I said what the heck.

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Two problems: 1) it requires a cigarette lighter and 2) using it in the lighter outlet hidden under the Macan’s console tray (did you know it was there?) means I cannot use the tray and the blue light is distracting at night.

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So, I ordered aΒ USB-C cigarette lighter outletΒ to put in the back seating area since there are no outlets there either.

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But where to put the cleaner and power adapter?

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I need a custom bracket to hold it securely in front of one of the rear vents. Enter 3D printing!

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I measured the lighter holder and created a solid model (blue) which I then converted in to a β€œplug” that I can Boolean subtract from a holder solid (red). The result is the lavender solid. The printed model is shown below propped up on an Exacto knife.

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Putting it all together and installing it yields:

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Tah-dah!!! 😊 Now does it really clean the air? Only time will tell; but in the meantime, I think it looks cool and that’s half the battle.