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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
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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. .

  1. Before you install the new filter, vacuum out the cabin air filter box. Then wipe down the inside with a damp rag.
  2. Check the gasket for any wear or damage, and replace if needed.
  3. Install the new cabin air filter.
  4. Put the cover back on to seal the cabin air filter.