How to Change a Cabin Air Filter in a 99 GMC Yukon

by Johnathan Cronk
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The cabin air filter that is installed in the 1999 GMC Yukon is a specialized filter placed behind the glove-box compartment. The filter catches particles, debris and most importantly, allergens from the air before it’s blown through the vents into the vehicle. A dirty cabin air filter will reduce the air quality within the vehicle and also cause the vents to become clogged, as the air will be dirty and have a hard time passing through the filter. Replace the cabin air filter regularly to ensure the air quality within the Yukon.

Step 1

Turn the vehicle off to ensure no air passes through the filter and vents while replacing the filter.

Step 2

Open the passenger-side glove compartment. Remove all of the items stored in the compartment and place in a safe spot.

Step 3

Notice the four screws in each corner of the interior ceiling of the Yukon glove compartment. Remove these four screws using a flat-head screwdriver. The Yukon glove box will now hang down, allowing access to the cabin filter.

Step 4

Locate the rectangular plastic housing, behind the glove compartment. Pull down the housing cover to access the cabin filter. Pull the cabin filter out of the housing by sliding it out of the clips securing it in place.

Step 5

Slide the replacement filter into the clips. Push the housing cover closed. Lift the glove compartment back into place so it fits snugly into the dashboard. While holding the glove compartment up to the dashboard, replace each screw and tighten with the screwdriver. Replace the items stored in the glove compartment and close the compartment door.

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