Originally Posted by Moparrules
My wife got her self a 2014 Jeep Compass and she loves it and its a great car (I have a real Jeep, a Wrangler...lol) and I was wondering if the air filter was getting dirty/ready for a change when I realized it was bolted down and had two weird looking things sticking out of the top of it. (Can you guess I am not a mechanic) Can someone tell me what the heck is going on? I have never seen a air cleaner housing that you simply could not just pop off and replace the filter.
I think you're talking about the computer. Two large connectors on the top of the box going into plate with heat sink fins?
The shop where I got my first oil change done at wouldn't touch it. The filter is a special order at my local parts stores so I got a K&N filter to save me the trouble in the future. Swapped it out last night. Just don't disconnect the computer and you're fine.