How to Replace a Toyota Corolla Cabin Air Filter

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How to Replace a Toyota Corolla Cabin Air Filter
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Many Toyota Corolla models are equipped with a cabin air filter that prevents mould spores, pollen, dust and allergens from entering the passenger compartment. Toyota recommends replacing this filter whenever it becomes clogged or dirty, or once every 10,000 miles. If your Corolla is frequently driven in heavy traffic or on dusty, dirt roads, the lifespan of the cabin air filter will be reduced. A clean cabin air filter will allow the air-conditioning system to operate with less stress on the motor and will improve air flow in the cabin.

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Things you need

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Cabin air filter

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  1. 1

    Open the glove compartment and remove the contents.

  2. 2

    Remove the bolt that holds the stop bar to the glove compartment on the right side, using the Phillips screwdriver. Unhook the stop bar.

  3. 3

    Press both sides of the glove compartment walls toward each other to unhook it from the dashboard. Lower the glove compartment toward the floor of the Corolla.

  4. 4

    Press the tab on the right side of the cabin filter access door to the left to unlock it. Remove the access door.

  5. 5

    Pull the old filter straight out to remove it.

  6. 6

    Insert the new filter into the compartment. Make sure the airflow arrow printed on the side of the filter is pointing down.

  7. 7

    Replace the cabin filter access door. Press on the right side of the access door to lock the tab into place.

  8. 8

    Lift the glove compartment back into a standard open position. Replace the stop bar and screw the bolt back on.

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