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How to Replace Cabin Air Filter 11-16 Subaru WRX

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How to Replace Cabin Air Filter 11-16 Subaru WRX

Created on: 2017-08-02

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a dirty, dusty or clogged air filter on 16 Subaru WRX

  1. step 1 :Removing the Cabin Air Filter
    • Press the tab on the strut mounts of the glove box to release the struts
    • Press the ears on either side in
    • Slide the glove box out
    • Press the tabs and pull the cabin air filter out
  2. step 2 :Installing the Cabin Air Filter
    • Press the cabin air filter in with the arrows facing up
    • Insert the glove box into place
    • Clip on the struts

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I'm going to show you where the cabin filter is. You have to lower the glove box. We'll start here. It's got a little tabby, you kind of push together, and then pop it off. Just like that. Then, there are two ears. The glove box is going to flex a bit. Push. Do one at a time. Push this one in. Push this one in. Glove box will slide down and come right off.

Inside this compartment here is your cabin air filter. Push on these little tabs, or squeeze them together to unlock that. It'll pull the cabin filter right out.

It's very important when you install these, there's an orientation. This has an arrow on it. It says up. We're going to install it this way. Slide it right back in. The cabin filter's installed. Out little strut fell off, but we're going to push that back in. Our little glove box damper strut fell off. We're going to pop that back on, just like that.

Put the glove box back on the hinges. Lift it up. Make sure the strut's out of the way. Just give this a little squeeze on either side of the glove box. Push it in. That's caught. We take our strut, push it back on. Your cabin filter's replaced.

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