Discovering your cabin air filter location can sometimes be the hardest part of replacing a cabin air filter. Your cabin air filter should be replaced every so often and is a simple car maintenance task that you can do yourself. Here are some tips to locate the cabin air filter in your car.
The first thing you should do to find your cabin air filter location is to get out that old owner's manual. Cabin air filters are in different parts of different makes and models of cars, so this could be a quick shortcut to finding yours. If the manual doesn't help (or if you can't find it), all is not lost.
Your next best bet is to raise your hood and check the outside air intake. The cabin air filter could be in there. Or try under the dash above the blower or even between the blower and HVAC case. The cabin air filter might be at the base of the windshield in the cowl area. If that does not help you find the cabin air filter location, check near the glove box. You might have to remove the glove box, but there could also be an access door. Once again, here is a situation where your owner's manual comes in handy.
If you still do not have any luck, try heading to your local auto parts store. Not only will the store sell new filters, it should either be able to help you find yours, whether by popping your hood or showing you a diagram of where the device should be located.
Of course you could always head to your local car dealership and have it take a look. Keep in mind that having somebody change your cabin air filter for you can run you anywhere from $50 to $150.