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Chrysler Town & Country Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the HVAC system's cabin air filter element in a 5th generation 2011-2014 Town & Country.

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2012 Town & Country
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Open Glove Box
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Damper String On Left

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the revised 5th generation (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Chrysler Town & Country in cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element.

Owners of related Chrysler Group minivan vehicles such as the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Lancia Grand Voyager, Ram C/V Tradesman Cargo Van and the Volkswagen Routan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement cabin air filters with their part numbers are as follows: Purolator C25870, Wix 24479, Fram CF10743 or CF10729, Mann MC 1061, Premium Guard PC4479, Pentius PHB5870, Hastings AFC1496 and OEM # CAF228P.

No tools are needed to change the filter. A wet/dry shop vacuum can be useful for cleaning the existing element.

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Black Plastic Button Inside
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Pull Out Damper Mount
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Pull In Side Walls
The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat of the minivan, open the glove box and empty out the contents.

Look on the left side of the glove box and locate the triangular black plastic anchor for the damper string.

Push the plastic mount out towards yourself to move the small button on the inside of the glove box towards the larger hole and remove it.

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Pull Out Rubber Side Stops
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Lower Glove Box Down
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A/C Cabin Filter Cover
Firmly push in the two side walls of the glove box in towards the middle and pull out the rubber side stops from the dashboard.

Gently lower the glove box down to the floor mat.

Behind the glove box, you'll see the black plastic blower motor housing.

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Push Release Tabs In
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Pull Off Filter Cover
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Filter Access Panel
Push the two release tabs on the sides of the rectangular black plastic filter cover inwards to release the clips.

Pull the filter cover straight off and set it aside in a safe place.



 

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Edge of Old Filter Exposed
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Slide Out Old Filter
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Inspect Both Sides
Slide the old cabin air filter straight out of the slot.

Notice that the "Air Flow" indicator arrow is facing down towards the floor.

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Air Flow Indicator Arrow
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Clean Filter With Vacuum
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Slot In Blower Motor Housing
If the old air filter is relatively clean, tap out the large debris and clean it with the vacuum before re-installing it.

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

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) cabin air filter in this 2012 Town & Country was MicronAir part number CY08221P.

If you have a crevice attachment tool for your vacuum, clean out the filter slot in the blower motor housing.

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Slide In New Cabin Filter
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Push On Filter Cover
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Re-Attach Damper String
Slide the cleaned or new filter element straight in to the slot with the "Air Flow" indicator arrow facing down towards the floor mat.

Line up the filter cover over the slot and gently push it until the retaining clips click in to place.

Raise the glove box up towards the dashboard and hold it with one hand.

Insert the small round black plastic button on the damper string mounting tab in to the larger hole on the left side of the glove box. Push the mounting tab forward to secure the button in to the smaller hole.

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Re-Insert Rubber Side Stops
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Push In Both Side Walls
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Close Glove Box
Firmly push inwards on the two side walls of the glove box and re-insert the rubber side stops behind the dashboard.

Close the glove box to complete the job.

For more, check out my other Chrysler Town & Country Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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