Introduction

Every summer a lot of people suffer from a smelly car air conditioner. This is usually caused by an old cabin air filter. Below is a step by step guide to replacing the filter yourself. Save your time and money instead of making an appointment with the dealership!

Image 1/3: The plastic filter cover is located on the upper left corner of the engine bay. Image 2/3: The plastic filter cover is located on the upper left corner of the engine bay. Image 3/3: The plastic filter cover is located on the upper left corner of the engine bay.
  • Pop and lift the hood by pulling the release lever below the driver's seat.

  • The plastic filter cover is located on the upper left corner of the engine bay.

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Image 1/3: Twist each of  the plastic screws  with the half inch screw driver a quarter turn  counter-clockwise。 Image 2/3: Mind the plastic hood support while removing the plastic cover toward the right hand side. Image 3/3: Mind the plastic hood support while removing the plastic cover toward the right hand side.
  • There are four plastic screws on the air filter cover.

  • Twist each of the plastic screws with the half inch screw driver a quarter turn counter-clockwise。

  • Mind the plastic hood support while removing the plastic cover toward the right hand side.

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Image 1/3: There are three  1/2" plastic  bolts. Image 2/3: Unscrew each plastic bolt by turning a quarter turn counter clockwise. Image 3/3: Unscrew each plastic bolt by turning a quarter turn counter clockwise.
  • Once plastic cover has been removed, cabin air filter cover will be exposed.

  • There are three 1/2" plastic bolts.

  • Unscrew each plastic bolt by turning a quarter turn counter clockwise.

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Image 1/3: Remove the air filter cover from the vehicle. Image 2/3: Remove the air filter cover from the vehicle. Image 3/3: Remove the air filter cover from the vehicle.
  • Remove the electronic plastic connector before removing air filter cover.

  • Remove the air filter cover from the vehicle.

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Image 1/3: Locate the plastic clips on each end of the filter holder Image 2/3: Depress the clips using your thumbs to remove the air filter. Image 3/3: Depress the clips using your thumbs to remove the air filter.
  • Once the filter cover has been removed two air cabin filters will be exposed.

  • Locate the plastic clips on each end of the filter holder

  • Depress the clips using your thumbs to remove the air filter.

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Image 1/3: Clip the filters back into place one side at a time. Image 2/3: Repeat the process for the second filter. Image 3/3: Repeat the process for the second filter.
  • Pay attention to Air Flow indicator arrows when reinstalling the filters.

  • Clip the filters back into place one side at a time.

  • Repeat the process for the second filter.

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Image 1/3: Re-connect the plastic electronic plug. Image 2/3: Re-connect the plastic electronic plug. Image 3/3: Re-connect the plastic electronic plug.
  • Reinstall the filter cover.

  • Re-connect the plastic electronic plug.

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Image 1/3: Mind the hydraulic lift for the hood while re-installing plastic cover. Image 2/3: Clean dust off the cover for good measure. Image 3/3: Clean dust off the cover for good measure.
  • Re-install the plastic cover.

  • Mind the hydraulic lift for the hood while re-installing plastic cover.

  • Clean dust off the cover for good measure.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device follow these instructions in reverse order.

Patrick Whitmire

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