Since the thermal fuse burnt out in my blower motor on my 2004 Acura MDX, I make sure to change the cabin/pollen filter on schedule. I do this because some people have suggested that when the filter gets clogged there is not enough air flow to keep the thermal fuse cool and it burns out. I’m not completely sure if that is true but changing the filer is much easier than changing the thermal fuse.
This first time changing the cabin/pollen filter actually requires some modification to the car which is best explained in this post. Also, I try to always buy genuine Honda air filter assemblies because they seem to fit better. The part number is 80290-S0X-A01 and usually costs about $27 delivered.