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How to Replace a Cabin Air Filter 03-08 Mazda 6

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How to Replace a Cabin Air Filter 03-08 Mazda 6

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a dirty, dusty or clogged air filteron 07 Mazda 6

  1. step 1 :Removing the Cabin Air Filter
    • Open the glove box
    • Press the tab on the string clip
    • Remove the string clip from the glove box
    • Press the sides of the glove box
    • Lower the glove box
    • Press the tabs on the cabin air filter cover
    • Pull the cabin air filter out
  2. step 2 :Installing the Cabin Air Filter
    • Insert the cabin air filter with the arrows pointing down
    • Press on the cabin filter cover
    • Clip the string to the glove box
    • Insert the glove box into place

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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

Hi everyone. Sue here at 1A Auto. Today we're going to be putting our cabin air filter in our '07 Mazda 6 sedan. If you need this part, or any other part for your car, click on the link below and head on over to

To start with, you have to remove the glove box on the passenger side. Open it up, and you'll have two little ear prongs. You just pull the compartment, like that. On this side, there is, as you can see, a string. It does the slow open motion. You just push it down. You'll see the key way. You can see the slot right there. See, you push it down and let it out. It is the slow motion string that brings it up. That's just going to pull right inside. Pull both inners at the same time, and let that hang down.

Now you'll see the cabin air filter door. Push on the middle tab by the both ends tab. You've got one tab here and one tab there. Pull it out. Put the door aside. This is where we get to see the animals like, what have they left behind? We have, I see, acorns already. This is why it's important to do this at every 15,000. If you're an allergy person, I strongly recommend wearing a paper mask. You're going to pull that out if you have bad allergies.

Here we have a cabin filter for our '07 Mazda 6. This is the old one. This is the new one from It's actually the correct size. This is an aftermarket one that was crimped in there. It had buckled over, so one is just a smidge shorter, which is the way it's supposed to be. This was actually the wrong one in there. If you need this product, or any other product for your vehicle, come on over to

Now that we've removed our cabin air filter, you can see all the debris that had come out with that, so, some are left behind. You just want to clean that debris out of there. Some acorns did fall down into the below motor. I can hear them, and I actually heard them drop in there. We're going to replace the cabin air filter at this point, and then, I'm going to show a video of removing the lower motor to get the acorns and any other leaves that fell down in, out.

It's important to remove the items from below the motor, because they can get caught in your wheel cage, and it will cause a vibration and a lot of clanking noise you'll hear running around in there.

First thing we're going to do to put the cabin air filter back in, is line it up. As you can see—look at that—it's the wrong size. Not the wrong size, I'm sorry, wrong direction. So, you want it to be snug and fit. You're going to go in the wide way, and then, it's going to open up and fit right in there. You're going to replace the cover. You have the two ears that were on the top right there. These two clips go on the bottom. You're going to guide the ears up in. There we go. Then click them on. Now it's on. I like to pull this out with my right hand, and close the glove box up. Then, once that is in the right position, I can click through, and let it pull out. That gives it that slow motion. See how when you open it up? That's what that string does. Now you're done. The cabin air filter's installed.

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2003 - 2008  Mazda  6

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