1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles.

How To Replace Cabin Air Filter 07-16 GMC Acadia

Share on:

How To Replace Cabin Air Filter 07-16 GMC Acadia

Created on: 2016-10-11

If the cabin air filter is dirty, learn how to do this easy repair yourself with this how-to video

  1. step 1 :Removing the Cabin Air Filter
    • Open the glove box
    • Pull out the stop on the right side of the glove box
    • Turn the glove box tabs counterclockwise and out
    • Unclip the air filter clips
    • Pull out the cabin air filter tray
  2. step 2 :Installing the Cabin Air Filter
    • Put the cabin air filter into the tray with the arrows pointing down
    • Clip the tray into the air filter box
    • Lift the glove box into place
    • Twist the tabs clockwise into the glove box
    • Slide the glove box stop into place
    • Close the glove box

Tools needed for replacement

  • 1A - No Tools Needed

    No Tools Needed

Installation Video
Watch video

Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over thirty years. We're dedicated to delivering quality auto parts, expert customer service, fast and free shipping, all backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. We've created thousands of videos to help you install our parts with confidence. That saves you time and money. So visit us at, your trusted source for quality auto parts.

In this video, we're going to be working with our 2012 GMC Acadia. We're going to show you how to lower the glove box fully so we can access the air box and change and inspect our cabin air filter. If you like this video, please click subscribe. We have a ton more information on this vehicle, as well as many other makes and models. If you ever need parts for your car, follow the link down in the description over to you'll need for this procedure is a new cabin air filter, if yours is dirty, and your hands.

Open your glove box, lift up on the outside stop here, lift up until it clicks, and then remove it from the opening. You have two tabs in the back here. You want to lift up on the glove box a little, and rotate those one click counter-clockwise, and push them out, at which point your glove box will lay down flat.

Push down on the clips to release the door cover for the cabin air filter, and slide the entire assembly out of the air box. Remove the cabin air filter from the tray.

You can see here, we have an arrow on there that designates our air flow, so we want to be sure we install our new one the same way. You can see how dirty the old filter is there. These are usually full of pine needles and debris from parking under trees and being outside. This filters all the air that comes in from outside to be pushed through your air box inside the vehicle.

Reinstall the cabin air filter with the arrows facing down. Make sure it doesn't wrinkle, that it stays nice and flat to the edges here. The two clips that are closer together will go up top. We'll put this back into the slot in the air box, push it in until it clicks, and then push our glove box back up.

These tabs will lock facing this way into the channels over here. Make sure they face the correct direction into the slots, and turn them one turn clockwise to lock them back into place. We'll slide the stop back into the keyhole at the top, close your glove box, and you're good to go.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    1A - No Tools Needed

  • No Tools Needed

The 8th Eighth Digit in the VIN Vehicle Identification Number Indicates Engine

The 8th Eighth Digit in the VIN Vehicle Identification Number Indicates Engine

Some vehicle specific parts may require you to check the 8th digit of your VIN to confirm the correct part. This video shows you how.

Search Videos
Go To Top

Same Day Shipping

Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos to guide you step-by-step through your repair.