How to Replace the Cabin Air Filter in a Toyota Tacomaby Tonya Cunningham
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.
Remove your glove compartment box by unscrewing the three visible screws with a Phillips screwdriver.
Find your cabin air filter, which is an accordion-style component fitted sideways in the rectangular slot.
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.
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.
Press the new air filter into the old filter's position. The new filter should fit as snugly as the previous filter.
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.
Things You'll Need
- New Toyota Tacoma cabin air filter
- Phillips screwdriver
- Shop rag
Born and raised in western New York, Tonya Cunningham attended Niagara University until 1992 as a pre-law student. Today, Cunningham is a legal assistant and freelance writer looking forward to the completion of her first book.