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How to Replace Cabin Air Filter 99-04 Honda Odyssey

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How to Replace Cabin Air Filter 99-04 Honda Odyssey

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a dirty, dusty or clogged air filteron 1999-2004 Honda Odyssey models.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Glove Box
    • Open the glove box
    • Remove anything inside the glove box
    • Press in the glove box stop clips
    • Pull out the glove box stops
    • Close the glove box
    • Twist the clip out of the kick panel
    • Pull off the kick panel
    • Remove the two 8mm bolts from the bottom of the glove box
    • Open the glove box and pull it out
  2. step 2 :Removing the Cabin Air Filter
    • Cut off the plastic dash panel with a dremel or reciprocating saw
    • Remove the Phillips head screw from the dash brace
    • Remove the 8mm bolt from the dash brace
    • Unclip the air filter door
    • Pull off the air filter door
    • Pull out the air filter
    • Clean the filter box by hand or with a vacuum
  3. step 3 :Installing the Cabin Air Filter
    • Line up the air flow arrow on the filter with the air flow arrow on the filter box
    • Slide in the filter
    • Clip on the filter door
    • Lift the dash brace into place
    • Insert the 8mm bolt into the brace
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the brace
  4. step 4 :Installing the Glove Box
    • Put the glove box into place
    • Close the glove box
    • Insert the two 8mm bolts into the bottom of the glove box
    • Open the glove box
    • Push the glove box stops into the glove box
    • Close the glove box

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Reciprocating Saw

    Flashlight

    Rotary Tool

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Vacuum

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace a cabin air filter on this 2003 Honda Odyssey, same as any '99 to '03 Odyssey. This can be, I wouldn't say difficult, but, basically, you do have to cut a piece of plastic out of the dash. If your cabin filter has never been replaced before, it is required that you cut a piece of plastic out of the dash. You'll need either a Dremel tool or a slim blade hacksaw or something like that, and you'll see what I mean later in the video. If your filter has already been replaced, then this has already been done, and you'll see when you get there. Beyond that, you'll just need a Phillips screwdriver, and an eight millimeter socket and ratchet, and a flashlight will help as well.

The cabin air filter is located behind the glove box. What you'll need to do is actually remove your whole glove box. You'll start by just opening it up. Take anything that's inside of it out of it. Then, see right back here, there's little stops. You just need to take, and press with your fingers, little clips that hold them in, so you can press from the outside. You'll lift the box up, press on those little teeth and push out. Lift the box and then just pull that stop out. Do the same thing over here. We're just going to reach on the outside, kind of press those teeth, and push that stop in, and then pull it right out. Now your box will flip down. We actually just want to shut it for right now.

Now, we're going to go under here and there's just a little clip here. Turn it counter-clockwise. It unscrews. Then, this whole kick panel comes off. Then, up underneath, there are two screws. You can either use a Phillips screwdriver or an eight millimeter socket and ratchet. There's one there, and then one on the other side, right in there. I'm just going to fast forward here. I'll use a screwdriver on one side and that bolt comes out pretty easily. Then, on the other side, I'll use my eight millimeter socket with a ratchet and extension, as that bolt was in there a little tighter. I couldn't get it with the screwdriver.

Once you take those out, you can open up your glove box and the whole thing's just going to fall right out. Then, actually, your cabin filter is right here, but this brace is in the way. Actually, believe it or not, on these vehicles, there's a plastic part of the dash that goes right across here. What they do is they cut that out. So, you'll notice, if you still have your manual, your manual tells you to take your car to the dealer to have your cabin air filter replaced, and that's why. Because they don't want to see you cut this piece, or they don't want to see you cut this piece out, but that's what you have to do. Use some type of small Dremel tool or a Sawzall. Carefully cut this piece out. Do not cut this metal brace in here. You are going to want remove an eight millimeter bolt right here. I'm going to fast-forward here. I attempt to take the eight millimeter bolt out, but doesn't quite work. You do have to remove a Phillips screw that's right to the right of it. Remove the Phillips screw, and both the eight millimeter bolt, and then that brace will drop down.At the top of the heater box. There's a clip and you basically pry up on it to remove this plastic door that hides the filter. Voila. There's the cabin air filter. After you pull the filter out, you'll want to go in with a screwdriver or maybe even a vacuum and just get all the stuff that you can out of the heater box.

This is the air flow arrow. It matches up with the air flow on the box. You flip it upside down, as you can see, to match it up. Slide it in and now your air flow here matches your air flow here. Then, you can seal it back up. I'm just going to fast-forward as we kind of button this up just to kind of reverse the procedure. Put the brace back in place, use the eight millimeter bolt to hold the brace, and then the screw that holds that dash trim to the brace. Obviously, you're not going to put the piece of plastic that you cut out if you had to cut that out. Then, put your glove box back in place. Just latch it in place. You can see Jeremy kind of get contorted as he puts the two screws back in the glove box.

Next are the clips that go on the insides of the glove box. Just push them in and they snap right into place. You do the same thing on both sides. Push it in the hole. Snap it in.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Reciprocating Saw
  • Flashlight
  • Rotary Tool

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Vacuum

2001 - 2006  Acura  MDX
2003 - 2008  Honda  Pilot
1999 - 2004  Honda  Odyssey
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