How to Replace a Cabin Air Filter in a Murano

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

Every Nissan Murano is equipped with a factory-installed cabin air filter. Nissan officially refers to this filter as the "in-cab microfilter." Since the Murano was redesigned in 2008, the replacement procedures for older models are much different than for newer models. Read on to learn how to replace your cabin air filter for both Nissan Murano body styles.

2003 to 2007 Murano

Step 1

Remove the three screws from the panel below the glove box door. Pull the panel off and set it aside.

Step 2

Open the glove box and remove the screws visible at the top; then remove the screws from the glove box striker latch (Torx screws).

Step 3

Pull the entire glove box assembly from the dash, and unhook the connections from the rear.

Step 4

Pop off the cabin air filter cover, and pull the used filter out. Insert the new filter with the arrow pointing down.

Replace the filter cover, and reattach the glove box assembly. Replace the mounting screws.

2008 and Newer Muranos

Step 1

Remove the side carpet panel (against the center console) in the passenger side footwell. Pull the top part of the carpet panel from the center console (it's tucked in), and then pull the panel toward the rear of the vehicle to remove it.

Step 2

Push in the filter cover tab to remove the cover. Set the filter cover aside.

Step 3

Grab the used filter by the bottom and carefully pull it out. Insert the new filter with the arrow pointing to the rear of the vehicle.

Step 4

Replace the filter cover by pushing it over the mount until it locks in.

Replace the carpet panel, and reattach the clips to finish.


  • Nissan recommends inspecting this filter every 15,000 miles. If the filter is dirty, it should be replaced. Otherwise, the normal replacement schedule is every 30,000 miles. If you live in a dusty climate, check your filter every six months for best results.

Items you will need

  • Screwdriver
  • Torx bit or Torx screwdriver
  • Replacement microfilter

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