How to Replace the Cabin Air Filter in a Toyota Tacoma

by Tonya Cunningham
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The cabin air filter in a Toyota Tacoma holds the task of trapping harmful dirt and fumes from entering your car's air system. If your vents are not working effectively and it's been a year or more since your last cabin air filter change, you will need to do a quick replacement. This is one of the easiest tasks involved in responsible car ownership, so once you have purchased your replacement filter, grab a screwdriver and put that new filter in your car's cabin before your next drive.

Step 1

Remove your glove compartment box by unscrewing the three visible screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 2

Find your cabin air filter, which is an accordion-style component fitted sideways in the rectangular slot.

Step 3

Pull the air filter gently to remove it from your vehicle's cabin. Be careful that dirt particles do not fall out, to avoid more clean-up when the replacement is complete.

Step 4

Wipe the air filter box with your shop rag. Moistening the shop rag with water may help to grab any excess grime that would otherwise be left behind.

Step 5

Press the new air filter into the old filter's position. The new filter should fit as snugly as the previous filter.

Step 6

Mount the glove compartment back into its proper location, hiding the cabin air filter from passenger view. Screw in the three screws that were taken out in step 1.

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