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How to Replace the Cabin Air Filter in a 2007 Toyota Corolla

by Justin Cupler

The Corolla began its long and storied history in the 1968 model year. Toyota released the Corolla as an economy model in a two-door coupe, four-door sedan and a four-door station wagon. The first Corolla came fitted with a 60-horsepower, 1.1-liter engine. In 1970, Toyota upped the engine's displacement to 1.2 liters and the horsepower to 73. As of 2011, the Toyota Corolla has been through 10 generational changes. The 2007 model year came in three different trim levels: "CE," "S" and "LE." All three models came standard with air conditioning and a cabin air filter. Toyota recommends replacing the cabin air filter in a 2007 Corolla every 20,000 miles.

Open the glove box and remove all of its contents.

Remove the screw holding the damper, the rod on the right side of the glove box, with a Phillips screw driver. Pull the damper away from the glove box.

Press the sides of the glove box inward until the plastic tabs preventing the glove box from coming forward are clear of the dashboard. Pull the glove box from the dashboard and allow it to hang downward.

Remove the cabin filter cover, the roughly 2-by-7-inch piece of plastic behind the glove box, by pushing the tabs on either side of the cover and pulling it outward. This exposes the cabin air filter behind the cover.

Grab the cabin air filter and pull it from the slot.

Install a new cabin air filter into the slot with the "Flow" arrow pointing up. Place the cabin air filter cover over the cabin air filter slot and press it until the tabs lock into place.

Pull the glove box upward. Squeeze the sides of the glove box inward to clear the dashboard, insert the glove box into the dashboard and release the sides.

Reinstall the glove box damper and tighten the screw with a Phillips screwdriver.

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About the Author

Justin Cupler is a professional writer who has been published on several websites including CarsDirect and Autos.com. Cupler has worked in the professional automotive repair field as a technician and a manager since 2000. He has a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Cupler is currently studying mechanical engineering at Saint Petersburg College.

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