Here is a guide to let you know what you are in for when doing this repair. Just so you know this is an option and your car may not have it.
Locate the air filter door on the bottom of the lower front HVAC housing just outboard of the passenger side of the instrument panel center stack.
Slide the air filter door latch toward the rear of the vehicle until it engages the opened stop on the door.
Pull the air filter door straight downward to disengage it from the air filter opening of the HVAC housing.
Use your fingers to reach through the air filter opening of the HVAC housing far enough to grasp the air filter.
Pull the air filter straight down and out of the HVAC housing.
NOTE: The particulate air filter is labeled with "Airflow" and an arrow to indicate air flow direction through the filter. This arrow should always be oriented towards the center of the vehicle. Make sure to properly install the particulate air filter. Failure to properly install the filter will result in the need to replace the filter sooner than required by design.
Install the filter fully upward into the HVAC housing through the air filter opening with the "Airflow" arrow oriented towards the center of the vehicle.
With the latch still positioned against its opened stop, install the air filter door onto the lower HVAC housing air filter opening.
Slide the air filter door latch toward the front of the vehicle until it contacts the closed stop on the door.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 3:59 PM