Where is the cabin air filter located on a 2003 Acura TL and how do I replace it?

Tiny
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  • 2003 ACURA TL
I have never replaced this filter and would like to if I can figure out how to get at it.
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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 9:34 PM

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Tiny
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Removal & Installation (1999 2003)

1. On 3.2TL models, remove the screw, then remove the glove box damper. See Fig. 1.

Fig. 1: Removing Screw & Glove Box Damper (3.2TL)
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2. Remove the screws and remove the glove box. See Fig. 2.

Fig. 2: Removing Glove Box (3.2TL)
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3. On 3.2CL models, remove the screw (B) and damper (C). See Fig. 3. While holding the glove box, remove the glove box stop (D) on each side. Remove the screws (E), then remove the glove box

Fig. 3: Removing The Glove Box (3.2CL)
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4. On both models, cut plastic cross brace in glove box opening. See Fig. 4.

Fig. 4: Removing Glove Box Plastic Cross Brace
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5. Remove cross brace and 2 mounting screws from glove box opening. Remove filter lid from evaporator. See Fig. 5.

Fig. 5: Removing Dust & Pollen Filter Lid From Evaporator
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6. Pull out lower dust and pollen filter assembly. Remove filter from housing. See Fig. 6.

Fig. 6: Removing Dust & Pollen Filter From Housing
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