2004 Mitsubishi Galant • 143,776 miles

Does this model of Galant have a cabin air filter, where is it and how do you replace it.
December 22, 2012.

This filter is an optional item and may or may not be dealer installed.

The procedures in this article are typical of most Misubishi vehicles.


1. The filter is located behind the glove compartment. Open the glove compartment, (disconnect damper rod, if equipped) push on the sides while pulling down to release the latches. Allow the glove box to swing down on its hinges.

2. Remove the 2 air filter screws.

Some vehicles may not have an installed cabin air filter, but may have a sealed filter compartment. In such cases, the sealed compartment will need to be punched-out and a new air filter frame acquired before a cabin air filter can be installed.
NOTE: The filter is optional and may not be installed in all vehicles. If the filter compartment is sealed as shown, use a flat head screwdriver to punch through the perforated plastic cover. Some vehicles may not have the filter frame pre-installed in the compartment. If so, accquire the filter frame before installing filter element.

3. Remove cabin air filter. Remove the old filter frame (if present) by sliding it out towards you. Remove old filter from its frame and install new filter, ensuring that Air Flow arrow is pointing down.

4. Install in reverse order.

Dec 23, 2012.