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Chrysler 200 Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the A/C system's cabin air filter element in a 1st generation 2011 to 2014 Chrysler 200 sedan.

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2013 Chrysler 200 Glove Box
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Open Glove Box
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Push In Side Walls

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Chrysler 200 sedan in cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element in the blower motor housing.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM vehicles such as the Avenger, 300, Town & Country, Challenger, Charger, Dart, Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, Patriot, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Compass, 1500, 2500, 3500, C/V Tradesman and ProMaster may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement cabin air filters with their part numbers are as follows: Fram CF10729, Purolator C25869, TYC 800142P, Mann Filter MC 1071, Ecogard XC25869C, Pentius PHP5869, Premium Guard PC4313, OEM CAF179C, Mahle Original LA 569, K&N VF2013 and Bosch P3899WS.

No tools are needed to replace the filter. A vacuum may be useful for cleaning the existing filter in order to re-use it.

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Release Side Stops
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Damper String Mounting Tab
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Mounting Button In Glove Box
The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat of the vehicle, open the glove box and empty out the contents.

Then firmly push in the two side walls of the glove box towards each other to release the side stops from behind the dashboard.

The glove box is supported by a damper string attached to a triangular shaped black plastic mounting bracket on the right hand side.

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Release Damper String
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Lower Glove Box
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Filter Access Cover
Pull the damper string's mounting clip down and towards yourself to move the round button from the smaller hole to the larger hole so that it can be removed.

Gently lower the glove box down to the passenger floor mat.

Once the glove box is out of the way, you'll see the blower motor housing and the rectangular cabin air filter access cover.

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Press In Release Tab
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Push In To Release 2nd Clip
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Pull Off Filter Access Panel
Press in the tabs on both the left and right side of the filter access cover to release the retaining clips.

Pull the filter access cover straight off the blower motor housing and set it aside in a safe place.



 

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Two Retaining Clips On Cover
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Slide Out Old Cabin Filter
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Inspect Both Sides
Slide the old cabin filter straight out of the slot in the blower motor housing.

Inspect both sides of the old filter. If the OEM filter is relatively clean, just tap out any large debris and remove any fine dust with a vacuum.

If the old filter is dark grey or black and clogged with dirt, dust, leaves, twigs, insects, pollen and other debris, it should be replaced with a brand new element.

I'd recommend buying the Fram CF10729 cabin air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon. I like how they have Arm & Hammer baking soda and carbon in the filter to help prevent the A/C system from smelling musty or moldy.

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Clean With Vacuum
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Slot In Blower Motor Housing
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Slide In New Filter - Air Flow
Make sure that the "Air Flow" arrows on the new filter is pointing down towards the floor mat.

Slide the new air filter straight in to the slot in the blower motor housing.

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Push On Filter Access Cover
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Pull Out Damper String
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Pop In Damper String Rope Clip
Line up the filter access panel over the slot with the "Air Flow" arrows pointing down.

Gently push the filter cover until the two retaining clips click securely in to place.

Pull the damper string mounting bracket out from the right side of the blower motor housing and lift up the glove box.

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Push In Side Walls
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Re-Insert Side Stops
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Close Glove Box
Insert the mounting button on the damper string bracket in to the larger hole on the right side wall of the glove box and snap it forward in to the smaller hole to secure it in place.

Firmly push in the two side walls of the glove box to re-insert the side stops behind the dashboard.

Replace the contents of the glove box and close it to finish the job.

For more, check out my other Chrysler 200 DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides.
 

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