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Introduction

In this simple guide, you will learn how replace the cabin air filter on your 2021 Hyundai Elantra.

The cabin air filter in your car is responsible for filtering all the air that is released through the A/C. If you’ve noticed recently that the air smells off, if your car has a bad smell in general, or you’ve driven 10,000km or about 6,200 miles, it may be time to change your cabin air filter.

This guide is very simple, and the entire process should take you less than 10 minutes. Just make sure you have purchased an air filter that is compatible with your car. For the 2021 Elantra, there is a link for a suitable air filter in this guide.

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  1. Locate your cabin air filter. For the Hyundai Elantra 2021, it is located behind the glove compartment.
    • Locate your cabin air filter. For the Hyundai Elantra 2021, it is located behind the glove compartment.

  2. Open your glove compartment. Remove your glove compartment from its seat by pushing the sides of it inwards. Doing so will reveal a rubber holder, which must be dislodged in order to fully remove your glove compartment.
    • Open your glove compartment.

    • Remove your glove compartment from its seat by pushing the sides of it inwards.

    • Doing so will reveal a rubber holder, which must be dislodged in order to fully remove your glove compartment.

    • Directly behind your glove compartment, you should find the cabin air filter compartment.

  3. Remove the cover protecting your cabin air filter.
    • Remove the cover protecting your cabin air filter.

    • Pinch the right side of the cover in order to dislodge it, and pull the cover off.

  4. Remove the filter by pulling it out of the compartment.
    • Remove the filter by pulling it out of the compartment.

  5. To install the new cabin air filter, simply insert it into the compartment where you took out the old filter. Make sure you install the air filter with the correct orientation (air flow arrow pointing downwards). If your air filter's orientation is incorrect, your car's A/C will not filter the air properly.
    • To install the new cabin air filter, simply insert it into the compartment where you took out the old filter.

    • Make sure you install the air filter with the correct orientation (air flow arrow pointing downwards). If your air filter's orientation is incorrect, your car's A/C will not filter the air properly.

  6. Reinstall your cabin air filter cover by tucking the left side in first, then pinching the right end of it to place it back in it's compartment securely.
    • Reinstall your cabin air filter cover by tucking the left side in first, then pinching the right end of it to place it back in it's compartment securely.

    • You may want to dust off your cabin air filter cover to eliminate excess dust.

  7. Reinsert your glove compartment by pinching the ends of it together, in order to fit the rubber holders in their respective holes. Align the back hooks of the glove compartment and secure them.
    • Reinsert your glove compartment by pinching the ends of it together, in order to fit the rubber holders in their respective holes.

    • Align the back hooks of the glove compartment and secure them.

Conclusion

By the end of this guide, you should have been able to replace your Hyundai Elantra 2021 cabin air filter properly. Enjoy clean, fresh air!

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