Know How To Change A Cabin Air Filter

The cabin air filter is what prevents dust, pollen, allergens, and other particulates from circulating through your car's HVAC system. It's an out-of-sight, out-of-mind part that still needs to be changed once a year. Let's walk through the steps of this simple maintenance task.

Know How to Change a Cabin Air Filter

  1. Remove everything from the glovebox. You'll find two tabs at the edge of the glovebox—push these tabs inward, and the glovebox can be dropped down.
  2. Behind the glovebox, you'll see a panel that covers the cabin air filter. Remove that panel, and you can access the filter.
  3. Remove the old filter and replace it with the new one, being careful to replace it in the exact same way the old one was situated.
  4. Replace the access panel.
  5. Squeeze the tabs on the inside of the glovebox again, and you can bring it back to its original mounting position.

That's it—now you're on your way to breathing clean, fresh cabin air from your HVAC again.

Last updated April 3, 2019