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Honda Fit (Jazz) Cabin Air Filter Cleaning & Replacement Guide
How to remove, clean & replace the HVAC system's cabin air filter element in a 2008-2012 Honda Fit or Honda Jazz.

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Honda Fit Glove Box
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Open Glove Box
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Push In Side Walls

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2nd generation 2008-2012 Honda Fit or Honda Jazz vehicles in cleaning or replacing the air conditioning system's cabin air filter element.

Owners of previous generation 2001-2007 Fit or Jazz vehicles, or similar Honda Global Small Car vehicles such as the Airwave, Partner, Mobilio, Freed, Logo, City, and Aria may also find this guide to be useful.

A few compatible new A/C cabin air filter elements for the Honda Fit include the following with their respective part numbers: Purolator C36080, TYC 800125P, TYC 800093P, Beck Arnley BEC0422153 and the Stp Kleener CAF1873P.

No tools are needed to clean or replace the HVAC cabin air filter in a 2008 to 2012 Honda Fit or Honda Jazz.

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Lower Glove Box To Floor
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Blower Motor Housing
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Push Filter Cover Clips In
To access the cabin air filter element, first open the glove box and press inwards on both sides to release the rubber stops that hold it in place. Then gently lower the glove box down to the passenger floor mat.

Behind the glove box you'll see the blower motor housing and the black plastic cabin air filter tray cover. Push the plastic clips on either side of the air filter cover to release the tray and slide it straight out towards you.

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Slide Out Cabin Filter Tray
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Cabin Air Filter In Tray
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Remove Element From Tray
Once the cabin air filter tray is completely removed from the blower motor housing, you can pop the paper element out of the tray. Be sure to make a mental note of how the element was orientated in the tray with the "Air Flow" arrows pointing downwards. There is also another "Air Flow" reminder with arrows stamped on the front face of the filter tray.
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Air Flow Direction Indicator
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Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaning
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Replace Element In Tray
If your current cabin air filter is in good condition such as the one above, you can just tap out the large debris or bugs and remove any dust or pollen with a wet/dry vacuum before reinstalling it.

If your old cabin air filter is dark grey or black with pleats clogged by dust, dirt, hair, and other debris, you should replace it with a brand new filter. I'd recommend using the TYC 800093P which is confirmed to be compatible with the 2nd gen (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) Honda Fit or Honda Jazz vehicles.

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Blower Motor Fan Visible
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Slide In Cabin Filter Tray
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Snap Side Clips Into Place
Double check that the "Air Flow" arrows on the cleaned or new cabin air filter match the arrows on the front of the filter tray before popping it into the tray. Then slide the cabin air filter tray into the blower motor housing until the two side clips snap into place. Verify that the filter tray is securely in the housing before continuing to the final steps.
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Rubber Stops Pushed In
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Test Glove Box Operation
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Close Glove Box
Swing the glove box up and push inwards on both side walls until the rubber stops can be re-inserted into the glove box housing. Open and close the glove box several times to check that it works properly.

For more, please check out my Honda Fit Maintenance & Repair Guides page.
 

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