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Nissan Frontier Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the A/C system's cabin air filter element in a 2nd generation 2005 to 2016 Nissan Frontier.

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2016 Frontier 2 Glove Boxes
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Open Lower Glove Box
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Push In Two Side Walls

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation "D40 Series" (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Nissan Frontier pickup truck in cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Navara, Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Pathfinder, Murano, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Sentra, Teana, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35, QX56, QX60 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement cabin air filters with their part numbers are as follows: TYC 800014P2, Purolator C25764, OEM CAF125P2, ACDelco CF3292, Pentius PHB5764, Wix 24683, Champion CCF1813 and K&N VF1001.

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Release Plastic Side Stops
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Lower Glove Box
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Glove Box Damper String
The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat, open the lower glove box and empty out the contents.

Firmly push in the two side walls of the lower glove box until the plastic side stops can be removed from behind the dashboard.

Gently lower the glove box down towards the floor mat.

Detach the loop at the end of the glove box damper string from the tan plastic mounting hook.

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Pull Loop Off Plastic Hook
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HVAC Blower Motor Housing
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Filter Access Cover
Allow the glove box to swing down and rest on the floor mat.

The rectangular filter access cover is located on the right side of the HVAC blower motor housing.

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Gently Lift Up Tab
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Remove Filter Access Panel
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Old Left Filter Exposed
Gently lift up the plastic tab at the top of the filter cover to release the retaining clip.

Try to avoid bending the plastic tab too much to prevent from breaking it.

Remove the filter access cover and set it aside in a safe place.

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Slide First Filter Out of Slot
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Second Filter Element
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Remove 2nd Filter
There are two rectangular shaped filter elements in the slot.

Pull the first filter out of the slot and set it aside.

Slide the 2nd filter from the right side over to the left and then pull it out of the housing.



 

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Two Filters Removed
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Inspect Both Sides
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Clean With Vacuum
Inspect both sides of the two old filters.

If the old filters are relatively clean, just tap out the large debris and remove any fine dust with a vacuum.

If the old filters are dark grey or black and clogged with dirt, dust, hair, pollen, insects, leaves, twigs, soot, and sand, they should be replaced with new elements.

I recommend buying the TYC 800014P2 cabin air filters since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.

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"Air Flow" Arrow - Down
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Slide In New Filter
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Push Filter To Right
If the new filters have "Air Flow" arrows printed on the side, they should be pointed down towards the floor mat.

Insert the first filter in to the slot with the air flow arrow pointing in the correct direction.

Slide the 1st filter over to the right to make room for the 2nd filter.

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Insert Other Filter Element
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Two Filters Installed
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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
Insert the second filter in to the slot with the air flow arrow pointing down.

Re-insert the plastic tabs on the bottom of the filter access cover in to their corresponding slots.

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Close Filter Cover
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Secure Retaining Tab
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Re-Attach Damper String
Swing the filter up to close it and push on the top edge to secure the retaining clip.

Re-attach the loop at the end of the damper string on to the tan plastic mount on the back side of the glove box.

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Push In Side Walls
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Re-Install Side Stoppers
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Close Glove Box
Firmly push in the two side walls of the glove box until the plastic pegs can be re-inserted behind the dashboard.

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

For more, check out my other Nissan Frontier DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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