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Ford Edge A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or replace the HVAC system's cabin air filter in a 2007-2010 Ford Edge CUV with pictures & instructions.

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Please note, I am not a professional automotive mechanic. If you have any doubts, please do not proceed and consult with your local repair shop or Ford dealership. I assume no responsibility for damage to your property, persons or pets.
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Ford Edge Dashboard
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Glove Box Opened
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Pull Sides Inward

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Ford Edge CUV in cleaning or replacing the A/C cabin air filter.

Owners of other Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicles such as the Taurus, Fiesta, Fusion, Focus, Mustang, Flex, Ranger, F-150, Escape, Explorer, Expedition, MKZ, MKX, MKS, MKT, Navigator, Milan, Mariner, Mountaineer, Grand Marquis & Town Car may also find this guide to be helpful.

No tools are needed to remove the air conditioner filter in a Ford Edge. Replacement is also unnecessary since the air filter is a washable and reusable screen similar to those found in some home A/C air handler units.

If your vehicle was equipped with a paper filter, replacements can be purchased online for anywhere from $5 to $30.

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Retaining Clip & String
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Plastic Button
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Push Clip Down & Off
To access the A/C system's cabin air filter, you'll first need to open the glove box. Then push inwards on both side walls of the glove box to release the stopper tab on each side. Before the glove box can fully be lowered out of the way, you'll need to pop out the retaining clip attached to a string on the right hand side. To release the clip, push down on the clip until the plastic button on the inside of the glove box can be pushed out of the larger lower hole.
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Lower Glove Box
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Cabin Air Filter Housing
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Release Clip On Left Side
Once you lower the entire glove box towards the passenger floorboard, you'll see the HVAC system blower motor housing and cabin air filter access cover. To remove the cabin air filter access cover, push inwards on the clip on the left side and swing the cover to the right until it can be easily taken off.
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Hinge Open Access Cover
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Air Filter Cover Removed
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Pull Out Cabin Air Filter
The cabin air filter in this 2010 Ford Edge is just a thin screen encased in black plastic. Your vehicle may have a slightly thicker ribbed paper filter element instead. To remove the filter, grab the exposed edge and gently pull it straight out.
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Washable/Reusable Filter
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"This Side Up"
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If your vehicle has a paper filter, just slide in a new one or at the very least shake off any large debris and dust from the old filter.
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Wet/Dry Vacuum
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Wash In Sink
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Blow Dry
I cleaned off all the dust and debris on the cabin air filter in the sink and then blew it dry with a Rigid wet/dry shop vacuum.



 

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Cleaned Cabin Air Filter
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Slide In Filter
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Air Filter Screen Installed
When re-installing the cleaned cabin air filter, take note of the "This Side Up" marking on the black plastic edge and then slide it all the way into the cabin air filter slot above the HVAC blower motor housing.
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Insert Right Side Of Cover
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Swing Left Side Closed
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Press Cover In Place
To replace the cabin air filter access cover, first insert the right side of the cover into the slot and swing the left side of the cover forward to rest against the blower motor housing. Secure it in place by pushing on the left side of the access cover until the retaining tab makes a "click". Double check to make sure that the cover is securely in place.
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Access Cover Re-Installed
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Insert Retaining Clip
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Retaining String Reattached
If the glove box fell off the lower hinges, place it back onto the them before raising it up to meet the dashboard. Reach up and grab the stretchy string attached to the small plastic wedge and pop it back into place in the lower hole on the right wall of the glove box. Secure the retaining clip and string by pulling it up until it snaps into the smaller of the two holes. Then push inwards on both sides of the glove box and re-insert the protruded black plastic stoppers into the tracks. Finally, raise the glove box and check that it operates properly.
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Pop Button Down
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Pop In Two Side Clips
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Close Glove Box
For more of my related automotive how-to guides, click on the following links: Ford Edge Engine Oil Change Guide, Ford Edge Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Door Speaker Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Power Window Motor Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Rear Wiper Blade Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Rear Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Fog Light Bulb Replacement Guide, and Ford Edge License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide.
 
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