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How to Replace Cabin Air filter 13-18 Subaru Forester

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How to Replace Cabin Air filter 13-18 Subaru Forester

Created on: 2017-12-21

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a dirty, dusty or clogged cabin air filter on 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Subaru Forester

  1. step 1 :Removing the Cabin Air Filter
    • Open the glove box
    • Pop the damper off
    • Press in the sides to release the stops
    • Push the cabin filter in and pull it out
  2. step 2 :Installing the Cabin Air Filter
    • Press the cabin air filter into place
    • Lift the glove box back in
    • Connect the damper
    • Close the glove box

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

The cabin filter’s behind the glove box, so you want to open up the glove box. Empty it out so that it doesn't have all the weight on it, because you need to pop this little damper off. I'm going to come in here and just pop that off. Then, so your glove box doesn't drop.

Then you're going to pull in on each side, because you need to get it over these little stops that are in here. So you squeeze in. Probably get one at once, then the other. It will just kind of pop off. We'll lower it down, and your cabin filter door is right here.

So that says just push and pull it straight out. It's got some stuff in there. I'm just going to reach in. Any leaves I can see, I'll pull them out, because that just fell right into the blower motor. We don't want that to make noise. That feels pretty empty. That's our cabin filter.

So I'll take our new one. It's got an arrow pointing up to let you know the orientation. Just slide it right back into the same opening. It'll snap into place. So the cabin filter is now changed. You need to put the glove box back up.

So these are beveled, so they should just slide into place. Push it up. And now we need to reattach this, because if you don't, what happens when you open this, it'll just slam open. So just take this down. Push it over. Now, when we open the glove box, it opens on this little damper. Cabin filter's replaced.

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