DIY: How to replace your cabin air filter?

Replacement of the cabin air filter from the glovebox compartment in a car. Replacement of the cabin air filter from the glovebox compartment in a car.

For many cars like Toyota and Ford, your cabin filter is located behind the glove compartment. For other cars it can be accessed from under the bonnet. Today's tip will focus on the former:

  • Step 1: Open up the glove compartment, press the sides and remove it from its housing.
  • Step 2: From the sides, press the clips to open the filter housing cover. Remove the old filter and clean the dirt off the housing if necessary
  • Step 3: With the same orientation, slide in the new filter into the housing. Then put back the cover.
  • Step 4: Return the glove compartment by inserting it back into its housing. Be sure to observe the grooves where its hinges fit into.

If you are unable to remove your glove box, do not force it out in order not to brake its hinges. It can be expensive to replace. For help, schedule an appointment with our experts. You can do so at OR call us on 08144246273. We come to you, at home or office.

Suspecting any related issues?

Schedule an inspection or repair today

Related contents


Synthetic vs Conventional oil

Motor oil performs numerous functions to give the car’s engine optimum performance.


8 Symptoms of a clogged air filter

Depending on your location, your air filters are required to be changed between 5,000 and 10,000 mil...


3 Symptoms of a failing alternator

Common symptoms to look out for in a car with a failing charging system.


Can an aging car can look sleek again?

Signs to look out for in a car that is aging before buying it.


5 Causes of AC Shut Down

Common problems associated with AC system failure


8 Causes of overheating you can't miss

An overheating engine will give the driver some signs to alert him of a problem with the cooling sys...

Subscribe to Jiffix Auto-Tips

Love what you have read? Join us here to get daily Jiffix Auto-Tips directly to your phone.