How To Replace Cabin Air Filter
The cabin air filter helps keep exhaust gases, dust, pollen and odors out of your vehicle’s ventilation system. A dirty filter can block airflow, which can cause heating and cooling problems in your car and health problems for your family. Your Cabin Air Filter should be replaced once a year or every 20,000kms.
Parts you'll need:
- Vacuum /Shop Vac
- Pail of soapy water and a rag
- Cabin Air Filter
NOTE: Not all vehicles have a cabin air filter – but most manufactured since 2001 will have one.
Steps for replaceing a cabin air filter
- Locate the cabin air filter. It is usually located under the hood or underneath the dashboard on the passenger side. Refer to your owner’s manual for location.
- Remove the old filter.
IMPORTANT - If the filter is located under the hood, other parts may have to be removed before you can access the filter. See your local PartSource for vehicle-specific instructions.
- Before you install the new filter, vacuum out the cabin air filter box. Then wipe down the inside with a damp rag.
- Check the gasket for any wear or damage, and replace if needed.
- Install the new cabin air filter.
- Put the cover back on to seal the cabin air filter.