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How to Replace the Cabin Air Filter on a 2000 Toyota Tundra

by John Kearns

While an air filter cleans the air for your Tundra's engine, the cabin air filter removes the dust, small air particles and outside odors before they reach the passenger compartment. In 2000 Toyota started installing cabin air filters in Tundras at the factory. Toyota recommends changing the cabin air filter every 10,000 miles, however, dustier conditions may require replacement more often. Breathe a little easier by replacing your Tundra's cabin air filter.

1

Open the glove box and remove any contents you may have in it. Using your Philips screwdriver, remove the screw on the lower-right side of the glove box. Pull the loop holding the glove box to the dashboard off the cylinder next to where the screw was located.

2

Remove the glove box. Press firmly on the sides of the glove box and pull it to the front of the dashboard. Then lift the glove box off its hinges and out of the dashboard.

3

Remove the cabin air filter's plastic cover. Squeeze the side of the cover's tabs together. Slide the Tundra's old filter out face up to keep the debris from spilling.

4

Insert the new cabin air filter. There is an up arrow to show you the correct direction in which to insert the filter. Replace the plastic filter cover.

5

Re-install the glove box. Slide the glove box back on its hinges until it snaps back inside the dashboard. Replace the loop over the cylinder and screw on the lower right side.

Tip

  • Changing the cabin air filter more often can reduce airborne pollen and help alleviate allergy symptoms.

Warning

  • Clogged cabin air filters reduce the effectiveness of defrosters and defoggers.

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About the Author

Based in Pennsylvania, John Kearns has been writing magazine and newspaper articles since 2001. His articles have appeared in the “York Review: Journal of Literary and Fine Arts ” and "The Spartan". Kearns holds a Bachelors of Arts in professional writing from York College of Pennsylvania .

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