Replace Air Cabin Filter
How to Replace a Cabin Air Filter VideoReplacing your car's air cabin filter is a relatively simple repair that can be done in a few minutes with minor tools in most cases. Always wear protective gloves and eye wear before you begin servicing your car. To replace the cabin filter, first locate the air cabin filter housing; it is usually under the dash on the passenger side or under the hood near the rear of the cowl. Air cabin filters are similar to air filters but cabin filters have better filtering qualities. To determine if your cabin filter needs to be changed, remove the filter housing retainer clips or screws and remove the filter, gently tap the filter, if you see dust falling from the air cleaner it is filled to capacity and needs to be replaced. Step 1 - Remove the main access cover, undo the cover fasteners to remove cover and side cover if needed.
Locate Air Cabin Filter Step 2 - Locate and undo retainer clip to remove air cabin filter, compare the filter size to the replacement filter and reassemble. Note: clean air cabin filter housing to help keep the vehicle inlet air clean.
Replace Air Cabin Filter Common Problems:
- Air cabin filter becomes plugged not allowing air flow into the vehicle cabin.
- Air cabin filter becomes moist creating mildew and odors.
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