How to Replace the Air Conditioning Cabin Filter on a Honda CRV

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How to Replace the Air Conditioning Cabin Filter on a Honda CRV
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The air conditioning cabin air filter on the Honda CRV removes dust, pollen, pollutants and allergens from the air inside the vehicle. It also helps the heating and air conditioning units to operate more efficiently. Replace the filter annually or every 15,000 miles.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Set of replacement filters

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  1. 1

    Open the passenger door and open the glove box. Remove the contents of the glove box and place them on the driver's seat.

  2. 2

    Remove the hinge tabs on the upper sidewalls of the glove box. Allow the glove box to pivot downward toward the floorboard. It will still be connected to the dashboard by its bottom hinge.

  3. 3

    Release the access panel door clip on the left and swing the door to the right. Remove the door.

  4. 4

    Pull the first tray and filter assembly out of the cabin air filter access panel. Reach in to the access panel and grab the second tray and filter assembly. Slide it left toward the door opening and pull it out. Pay attention to the airflow direction stamped on the side of the tray housing and on the side of the replacement filters to ensure the directional flow of the filters is correct for replacement.

  5. 5

    Remove the filters from the trays and insert the replacement cabin air filter set in the trays.

  6. 6

    Place one tray and filter into the access panel and slide it to the right. Insert the next tray and filter assembly. Replace the access panel door, making sure to connect its C-hinge to the access panel and swing it to the left until it clicks, indicating it is locked in place.

  7. 7

    Pivot the glove box upward and align and replace the hinge tabs on each upper sidewall. Replace the contents of the glove box and close it.

Tips and warnings

  • Automotive retailers can supply the correct filters based on information on the make, model and year of the vehicle.

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