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Jeep Wrangler Cabin Air Filter Installation Guide
How to clean, replace, or install HVAC cabin air filters in a JK 2011 Jeep Wrangler with picture illustrated instructions.

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2011 Wrangler Glove Box
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Open Glove Box
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Pull Sides Towards Middle

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Jeep Wrangler in installing A/C cabin air filter elements, cleaning the existing filters or replacing them.

Owners of other Jeep vehicles such as the Compass, Patriot, Liberty and Grand Cherokee may also find these HVAC cabin air filter element cleaning / replacement / installation DIY instructions to be helpful.

This 2011 Jeep Wrangler with the optional Automatic Climate Control system comes equipped with two cabin air filter elements standard from the factory.

Jeep Wrangler vehicles with the manual A/C system can have the filters installed in the empty slots above the blower motor.

The OEM part number for the filters is # Mopar 5511 1302AA from any Jeep / Chrysler dealership or Mopar parts supplier.

A few compatible replacement filters with their part numbers are: Wix # 24302, Ecogard XC10008, ACDelco CF2290, Hastings AFC1498, K&N VF1010 and Fram CF11777.

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Pull Out Other Side Stop
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Blower Motor Screen
The first step is to get into the front passenger seat of the vehicle and open the glove box. Empty out all of the contents and set them aside in a safe place.

Place your hands on the side walls of the glove box and firmly pull them towards the middle until the black plastic stopper pegs are clear of the dashboard.

Allow the glove box to swing down to the floor board.

Behind the glove box, you'll see a black plastic screen with two rectangular access panels held in place by latches.

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Lift Up Latches
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Raise Blower Motor Screen
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Slide A/C Filters Into Slots



 

Lift up the latches to release the access doors and raise them towards yourself.

Orientate the new cabin air filters so that the "Air Flow" arrow is pointing down towards the floor board.

I recommend buying the Wix # 24302 filters since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.

Slide one of the Mopar 5511 1302AA or Wix 24302 filter elements into the opening on the left and move it over until it rests down into the slot on the right hand side.

Then slide the second filter element into the slot on the left side of the blower motor housing. Make sure that both filters are securely seated in place with the "Air Flow" arrows pointing down before continuing.

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Close Screen Latches
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Re-Insert Glove Box Stops
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Then swing the screen panels down over the opening and push on the latches until they click into place.

Push the side walls of the glove box together until the black plastic stops on each side are clear of the dashboard and re-insert them into place. Close the glove box to finish the job.

For more, check out my other Jeep Wrangler Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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