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Dodge Dart A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the HVAC system's cabin air filter element in a 2013 to 2016 Dodge Dart with pictures.

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2013 Dart Glove Box
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Passenger Footwell
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Gently Pull Off Kick Panel

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dodge Dart in cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Avenger, Charger, Journey, Challenger, Durango, Grand Caravan, and Ram C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement cabin air filter elements with their part numbers are as follows: Wix 24871, OEM CAF100P, ATP GA-10, Mahle Original LA 765, ACDelco CF3134, Purolator C35644, Mopar 6816 4981AA, Pentius PHB5644, Ecogard XC35644, Champion CCF7765 and Luber-finer CAF1765.

The only tools required to access and replace the filter include a 5.5mm (or 7/32") socket and a 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

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Kick Panel Removed
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Blower Motor Housing
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Loosen Counterclockwise
The cabin air filter can be accessed by removing the front passenger kick panel just below the left side of the glove box.

Gently pull off the kick panel to release the friction fastener clips.

Set the kick panel aside in a safe place.

Locate the rectangular shaped filter access cover that is mounted vertically on the blower motor housing.

Loosen the single screw at the bottom of the filter cover by turning it counterclockwise with a 5.5mm or 7/32" socket attached to a 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

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5.5mm Screw Removed
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Push Up Release Tab
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Pull Off Filter Cover
Set the screw aside in a safe place.

Press in the black plastic tab on the bottom edge of the filter cover to release the retaining clip.

Swing out the bottom edge of the filter cover and remove the tab on the top edge from its slot.

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Edge of Old Filter Exposed
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Pry Out Old Filter
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Gently Slide Out Old Filter
Set the filter cover aside in a safe place.

Slide the old filter straight out of the slot in the blower motor housing.

You might need to use a plastic tool to dislodge the filter from the slot.



 

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Inspect Both Sides
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"Up" Arrow - This Side Out
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Clean With Vacuum
Inspect both sides of the old filter.

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

I recommend buying the Wix 24871 cabin air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

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

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Empty Filter Slot
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Compress & Insert Filter
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New Filter Installed
If the new filter has an "Air Flow" arrow or has the words printed "This Side Out" on the edge, be sure to orientate it in the correct position.

Gently compress the new filter and carefully slide it in to the slot.

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Filter Access Cover
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Re-Insert Tab At Top
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Tighten 5.5mm Clockwise
Re-insert the tab at the top of the filter cover in to its slot.

Close the bottom edge of the filter cover and re-insert the screw.

Tighten the screw in the clockwise direction with the 5.5mm socket and ratcheting wrench until it is snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the screw to prevent from cracking the plastic filter cover.

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Line Up Friction Fasteners
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Push To Secure Clips
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Kick Panel Replaced
Line up the clips on the back side of the kick panel with their corresponding slots.

Gently push the kick panel back in to place.

Enjoy the fresh clean air from your A/C system!

For more, check out my other 2013-2016 Dodge Dart DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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