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Dodge Durango Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the HVAC system's cabin air filter element in a 3rd generation 2011-2015 Dodge Durango.

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2014 Durango Glove Box
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Open Glove Box - Empty
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Glove Box Damper String

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & also 2016 in Canada) Dodge Durango SUV in cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element located in the HVAC blower motor housing.

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

A few compatible replacement filters with their part numbers are as follows: TYC 800161P, Wix 24017, Mahle Original LA 780, OEM CAF266P, Premium Guard PC6156, Hastings AFC1501, Fram CF11183, GKI CF1235, Mopar 6807 9487AA, Bosch P3912WS, Ecogard XC36156, Luber-Finer CAF1890P and ACDelco CF2288.

No tools are needed to replace the cabin air filter.

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Disconnect Damper String
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Mounting Hole In Side Wall
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Firmly Push In Side Walls
The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat, open the glove box and empty out the contents.

Move to the outside of the right side wall and locate the glove box damper string.

Slide the black plastic mount back towards yourself and in to the larger cutout opening to release the round button.

Gently allow the damper string to retract towards the dashboard.

Firmly push in the two side walls of the glove box until they can be released from behind the dashboard.

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Lower Glove Box
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Hinges Disconnected
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Hinge Mounting Bars
Gently lower the glove box down to the floor mat.

Don't worry if the plastic hinges separate and the glove box pops off.

It can easily be re-attached later.

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Blower Motor Housing
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Release Tab On Left Side
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Push In Release Tab
Once the glove box is out of the way, you'll be able to the HVAC system's blower motor housing.

Gently push in the release tab on the left side of the rectangular black plastic filter access cover.

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Swing Open Filter Cover
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Filter Cover Removed
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Edge of Old Filter Exposed
Swing open the filter cover from the left side towards the right.

Remove the two slots on the right side of the filter cover from their tabs.

Set the filter access panel aside in a safe place.



 

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Slide Out Old Filter
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Inspect Both Sides
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Clean With Vacuum
Slide the old filter straight out of the slot.

Inspect both sides of the old filter.

If the old filter is relatively clean, just tap out the 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, insects, hair, pollen, twigs and other debris, it should be replaced with a new element.

I prefer to use the Fram CF11183 cabin air filter since it has great reviews on Amazon and I like how it has Arm & Hammer baking soda in the filter to keep the A/C system from smelling musty or moldy.

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Empty Filter Slot
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"Air Flow" Arrow Down
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Slide In New Cabin Filter
If the new cabin air filter has an "Air Flow" arrow, it should be pointing down towards the floor mat.

Slide the new filter straight in to the slot with the air flow orientated in the correct position.

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Attach Slots To Tabs On Right
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Push To Secure Retaining Clip
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Re-Attach Glove Box Hinges
Attach the two slots on the right side of the filter cover to the two tabs on the right side of the housing.

Gently push on the left side of the filter cover to secure the retaining clip.

Line up the plastic hinges on the bottom of the glove box with their corresponding mounting bars on the dashboard.

Push the hinges back together.

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Push In Side Walls
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Re-Insert Side Stops
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Re-Insert Damper String Mount
Firmly push in the two side walls of the glove box until the side stoppers can be re-inserted behind the dashboard.

Pull out the damper string mount from behind the dashboard.

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Slide In To Smaller Hole
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Damper String Re-Attached
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Close Glove Box
Re-insert the round plastic button on the damper string mount in to the larger hole.

Slide the button forward in to the smaller hole to secure it in place.

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

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

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