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Dodge Avenger Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the A/C system's cabin air filter element in a 2011 to 2014 Dodge Avenger sedan with photos.

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2012 Avenger Glove Box
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Open Glove Box - Empty
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Damper Mounting Button

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the refreshed (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) Dodge Avenger sedan in cleaning or changing the HVAC passenger cabin air filter element.

Owners of other Chrysler Group vehicles with similar A/C blower motor housings such as the Dart, Challenger, Durango, Charger, Grand Caravan, 200, 300, RAM C/V Tradesman, Jeep Patriot, Compass and Cherokee may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement filters with their part numbers are as follows: TYC 800142P, Fram CF10729, Hastings AFC1328, Mann MC 1071, Mopar 5058693AA, Mahle LA 569, OEM CAF179P, Pentius PHP5869, OEM CAF179C, Ecogard XC25869C, Premium Guard PC4313, Purolator C25869, Bosch C3899WS, Wix 24313 and Denso # 454-5000.

No tools are needed to replace the cabin air filter. A wet/dry shop vacuum can be useful for cleaning the existing OEM filter.

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Damper String On Right Side
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Pull Button Forward
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Remove Damper String
The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat of the car, open the glove box and empty out the contents.

Then locate the black damper string on the outer right side of the glove box.

Pop the small black plastic mounting button on the inside of the glove box forwards from the smaller hole in to the larger opening.

Pull out the damper string mounting bracket on the right side of the glove box and let it gently retract.

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Pull In Both Side Walls
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Rectangular Filter Cover
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Push In Release Retaining Clip
Firmly pull the two side walls of the glove box in towards each other until the side stops can be removed from behind the dashboard.

Gently lower the glove box down to the floor mat.

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

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Push In Right Side Clip
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Filter Access Cover Removed
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Old Filter Exposed
Gently push in the two retaining clips on the sides of the filter cover to release them.

Pull the filter access panel straight off the blower motor housing to expose the old cabin air filter.



 

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Slide Out Old Air Filter
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Inspect Both Sides
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Slot In Blower Motor Housing
Slide the old filter straight out of the slot and inspect both sides of it.

If the old filter is relatively clean, just tap out the large debris and use a vacuum to remove any fine dust before.

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

I'd recommend using the Fram CF10729 cabin air filter since it has Arm & Hammer baking soda and carbon in the filter to help prevent musty or moldy odors from the A/C system.

Check the filter slot in the blower motor housing for any debris that you can remove by hand or with a crevice attachment on your wet/dry shop vacuum.

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Clean Filter With Vacuum
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"Air Flow" Arrow Down
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Slide In New Cabin Filter
Slide the new or cleaned cabin filter in to the slot with the "Air Flow" arrows pointing down towards the floor mat.
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Cover Air Flow Arrows
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Push On Filter Cover
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Access Cover Replaced
Orientate the rectangular black plastic filter cover with the "Air Flow" arrows pointing down towards the floor.

Gently push on the filter cover until you hear of feel the two retaining clips click securely in to place.

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Damper String Mount
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Re-Attach Damper Mount
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Slide Button Forward
Raise the glove box up towards the dashboard and pull the damper string mounting bracket towards the right side of the glove box.

Insert the button on the mounting bracket in to the larger hole on the outer right side wall and then slide it forwards in to the smaller opening to lock it in place.

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Push In Side Wall Stop
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Push In Left Side Wall Stop
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Close Glove Box
Firmly push the two side walls in towards each other and re-insert the side stops behind the dashboard.

Close the glove box to finish the job.

For more, check out my other Dodge Avenger Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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