Air Cabin Filter Replacement

This repair guide gives step by step instructions on how to replace an air cabin filter and pertains to most vehicles. This particular service is performed on a 2000 to 2004 Chevy Tahoe.

Difficulty Scale: 3 of 10

Tools and Supplies Needed

  • Air cabin filter
  • Small socket set
  • Small screw driver
  • Safety eyewear and gloves
Begin with the vehicle on flat ground, in park with the emergency brake set.

Air Cabin Filter Replacement Video

Step 1 - Begin by remove the main access cover by undoing fasteners (bolts) and removing the cover, also in some cases side cover removal is necessary.

Removing Lower Access Cover

Step 2 - Locate the filter retainer bracket and remove mounting bolts.

Removing Air Cabin Filter Retainer

Step 3 - Once the retainer has been remove slide the old air cabin filter from its housing. Always match the old filter to the new filter to ensure proper operation. After the filter has been removed use a damp cloth to wipe clean the air cabin filter housing and cover. (Note: some vehicle utilize two filters.)

Removing Old Air Cabin Filter


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Article first published (Updated 2015-01-05)