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Dodge Journey Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the HVAC system's cabin air filter element in a 1st generation 2009-2014 Dodge Journey SUV.

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2013 Journey 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 1st generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Dodge Journey SUV in cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles with similar blower motor housings such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan, Ram C/V Tradesman and 1500 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible aftermarket cabin filter elements with their part numbers are as follows: Fram CF10729, K&N VF2013, TYC 800142P, Purolator C25869, Mann MC 1071, Hastings AFC1328, Premium Guard # PC4313, Denso 453-5000, OEM CAF179P, ACDelco CF2225C, Ecogard XC25869C, Mopar 5058693AA, Bosch P3899WS and Champion CCF1845.

No tools are needed to change the cabin air filter. A wet/dry shop vacuum may be useful for cleaning the existing element and/or the slot in the blower motor housing.

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Release Rubber Side Stops
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Lower Glove Box
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Cabin Filter Access Door
The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat, open the glove box and empty out the contents.

Then firmly push inwards on the two side walls of the glove box until the two rubber side stops can be pulled out from behind the dashboard.

Carefully lower the glove box down towards the floor mat.

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

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Press Right Side Release
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Press In Clip On Right Side
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Pull Off Filter Cover
Press in the plastic tab on each side of the filter cover to release the retaining clips.

Pull the filter cover straight off the blower motor housing to reveal the old white cabin filter.

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Two Tabs & 2 Clips
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Chrysler Part # 05058693AA
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Slide Out Old Cabin Filter
Slide the old cabin filter straight out of the slot.

Make a mental note of how the "Air Flow" or "Down" arrow is situated on the old filter. The air flow arrow should be pointing down towards the floor mat.



 

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Inspect Both Sides
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Clean With Vacuum
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Slot In Blower Motor Housing
Inspect both sides of the old air filter.

If the old filter is relatively clean, just tap out the large debris and remove any dust with a vacuum cleaner before re-installing it.

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

I recommend buying the Purolator C25869 cabin air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

If you'd prefer to have a re-usable filter, go with the K&N VF2013 which will need to be washed and re-oiled.

If your wet/dry shop vacuum has a long crevice attachment, use it to clean out the filter slot in the blower motor housing.

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Insert New Cabin Filter
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Air Flow Arrow - Down
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Filter Cover - Air Flow Arrow
Slide the new, or cleaned, cabin air filter back in to the slot with the "Air Flow" or "Down" arrow pointing towards the floor mat.

Line up the filter access cover over the slot with the "Air Flow" arrow pointing down.

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Push On Filter Cover
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Filter Cover Replaced
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Raise Glove Box
Gently push on the filter cover until you hear or feel the two retaining clips snap in to place.

Raise the glove box towards the dashboard.

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Push In Side Walls
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Re-Insert Rubber Side Stops
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Close Glove Box
Firmly push inwards on the two side walls of the glove box until the rubber side stoppers can be re-inserted behind the dashboard.

Close the glove box to complete the procedure.

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

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