Introduction

Over time, your cabin air filter will become clogged with dust, leaves, hair, and other debris, leading to reduced cabin air flow. Toyota recommends replacing the cabin air filter every 10,000 miles, and charges a premium to do it. Follow this guide to replace your cabin air filter and save yourself money and time. Replacement will take about 5 minutes, and requires no tools. I used the STP CAF1816P cabin air filter found at a local auto parts store, but the Corolla will accept a variety of aftermarket cabin air filters, including the TYC 800025P and the FRAM CF10285.

Tools

No tools required.

Get into the front passenger seat and open the lower glovebox. Get into the front passenger seat and open the lower glovebox.
  • Get into the front passenger seat and open the lower glovebox.

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Push the two side walls of the glovebox towards the center to free the stopper peg on each side. Push the two side walls of the glovebox towards the center to free the stopper peg on each side.
  • Push the two side walls of the glovebox towards the center to free the stopper peg on each side.

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Move to the right side of the glovebox and gently pop off the black retaining arm.
  • Move to the right side of the glovebox and gently pop off the black retaining arm.

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Gently lower the glovebox to the floor. It should hang in the position shown.
  • Gently lower the glovebox to the floor. It should hang in the position shown.

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Release the tab on the right side of the air filter cover, and swing it to the left. It should then easily pull away. Release the tab on the right side of the air filter cover, and swing it to the left. It should then easily pull away. Release the tab on the right side of the air filter cover, and swing it to the left. It should then easily pull away.
  • Release the tab on the right side of the air filter cover, and swing it to the left. It should then easily pull away.

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Pull the old cabin air filter out of the housing.
  • Pull the old cabin air filter out of the housing.

  • Cabin air flows top to bottom (your old filter should be dirty on the top to illustrate this). Some filters will have an arrow stating to point arrow up, while others will have the arrow go in the direction of the airflow, which would be down. Install new filter accordingly.

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This is great! Thank you so much :) Saved $80

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