Cabin filter

Tiny
MYTOY
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  • 2004 TOYOTA AVALON
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 47,500 MILES
Trying to replace cabin filter. Can't remove glove box - took out screws. Box won't drop down. Problem seems to be at the light button and the trunk remote control buton. Didn't want to force it.
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Friday, July 17th, 2009 AT 8:11 PM

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Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Hello and thanks for the donation!

Try this..to remove the cabin air filter and glove box, first open the glove box and remove the 5 retaining screws. Now that you are past that part already, you will need to use a flat bladed screwdriver to remove the lower panel.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Graphic_81.jpg



This will gain access to the electrical connector that you need to disconnect. Now you can remove the blove box and filter cover from the blower unit. Pull out the filter and remove the air refiner filter from the frame.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_2_53.jpg



Installation is reverse of these procedures..
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Friday, July 17th, 2009 AT 10:11 PM
Tiny
MYTOY
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I've done the 5 screws. Diagram mentions 2 clips. I don't see any. Where do I insert the flat bladed screw driver to remove the lower panel?
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Saturday, July 18th, 2009 AT 8:51 AM
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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2 clips are at the very left and very right of the end screws at top. Find the edges of the panel and start popping out the clips that hold it in by pulling it outward with a flat bladed tool / screwdriver
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Saturday, July 18th, 2009 AT 10:11 AM
Tiny
MYTOY
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I got it. You fellows are great, Thanks
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Saturday, July 18th, 2009 AT 8:55 PM
Tiny
BOOTSMAINE
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  • 2004 TOYOTA AVALON
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 53,000 MILES
I began noticing a terrible smell last week - I was not running the air conditioning. I just turned the car on and could smell what I would call a rank odor - not so much rotten eggs but a "bad compost" or moldy smell. Someone suggest I bring my car in to have the cabin filter changed, others say it is the new gas mixture?

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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FORDRACING24
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Most likely it's mold in your a/c system from a hole somewhere. It can be cleaned out but there will still be a small smell usually left over even after cleaning.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
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LARRY PORE
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  • 2002 TOYOTA AVALON
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
How do I change the cabin air filter in my 2002 Toyota Avalon. I was told by the dealer I have to remove the glovebox and screws, etc.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_1517.jpg



FIG. 1


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Graphic_292.jpg



FIG. 2


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Graphic2_38.jpg

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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
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ARLISSJ
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  • 2000 TOYOTA AVALON
Interior problem
2000 Toyota Avalon Front Wheel Drive Automatic

how do you remove the glove box door to replace cabin air filter. The insturctions I received does not match my glove box door
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Graphic_599.jpg



https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_2_117.jpg

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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FORDRACING24
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There's no need to remove the entire glove box. Open the glove box, push in on the back of the glove box to unhinge 2 clips on both sides of the box, some models also have a small screw located in the bottom right hand corner on the outside of the box which you will have to remove. Once both hinges are loose pull down and the glove box comes down. To reinstall simply screw the screw back in and push up, the hinges will go back to place.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ARLISSJ
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Thanks. Your diagram was helpful. The one that came with the filter was not the correct one.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
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KEN BULTHUIS
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  • 2000 TOYOTA AVALON
  • 135,000 MILES
Wondering how to change a cabin filter?
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CEXPT
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CABIN AIR FILTER
Removal & Installation (2000-2004)
Open glove box door. Remove 5 screws retaining glove box. See Fig. 1. Using screwdriver, remove the lower panel. Unplug electrical connector. Remove glove box.
Fig. 1: Removing Glove Box
Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A, INC.
Remove the filter cover from blower unit. Pull out the filter. Remove the air refiner filter from the frame. See Fig. 2.
To install, reverse removal procedure.
Fig. 2: Removing Air Refiner Filter
Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A, INC.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 4:32 PM (Merged)
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WINGSTREET
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  • 2001 TOYOTA AVALON
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 65,000 MILES
Where is the cabin air filter located exactly on my vehicle.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 AT 10:44 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Remove glove box 5 screws and a connector. Then you will remove filter cover . Remove filter reverse procedure to install. Here is a video of the job being done on a similar car with diagrams below to show you how on your car.

https://youtu.be/ZGhTBEsSbB4

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 AT 10:44 AM (Merged)

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