Disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery (ground) cable, then wait 2 minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the airbag system. Failure to follow these instructions may result in accidental airbag deployment and possible serious or fatal injury.
Always make sure the A/C-heater system is turned off and that the ignition switch is in the OFF position prior to servicing the cabin air filter, also called the particulate air filter. Never place fingers or other objects into the filter opening of the HVAC housing. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Open the glove box and squeeze the stop tabs inward.
Lower the glove box and release the hinges (1) using a twisting motion and remove the glove box.
Disengage the 2 retaining tabs (1) that secure the cabin air filter cover (2) to the passenger side of the HVAC housing (3) and remove the cover.
Remove the cabin air filter (1) from the HVAC housing (2) by pulling the filter element straight out of the housing.
The cabin air filter is labeled with an arrow to indicate air flow direction through the filter. Make sure to properly install the cabin air filter. Failure to properly install the filter will result in the need to replace the filter sooner than required by design.
- Install the cabin air filter (1) into the filter opening in the HVAC housing (2). Insert the cabin air filter directly into the housing with the arrow on the filter pointing to the floor.
- Position the cabin air filter cover (2) to the HVAC housing (3) and engage the 2 retaining tabs (1) that secure the cover to the housing. Make sure the retaining tabs are fully engaged.
- Install the glove box bin.