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Toyota Camry Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or replace the HVAC cabin air filter element in an XV50 7th generation 2012 to 2016 Toyota Camry.

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2013 Camry Glove Box
Open Glove Box
Access Panel
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the XV50 7th generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota Camry in cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element.

Owners of other Toyota, Scion or Lexus vehicles such as the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, RAV4, Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Sienna, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, Avalon, 4Runner, Land Runner, Sequoia, IS 250, ES 350, GS 350, tC, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few replacement filters with their part numbers include the following: TYC 800025P, Purolator C35667, Wix 24483, Fram CF10285, Mann MC 1052, Beck Arnley 042-2082, Valvoline VCA-1031, Mahle LAK 490 or LA 395 and K&N VF2000.

No tools are needed to access the cabin air filter. A wet/dry shop vacuum can be useful for cleaning the existing element.

Press Release Button
Remove Access Panel
Cabin Air Filter Cover
The first few steps are to sit in the passenger seat of the vehicle, open the glove box and empty out the contents.

Locate the access panel at the rear of the glove box on the left side.

Press the release tab on the right (passenger) side of the access panel and open it to the left.

Set the access panel aside in a safe place.

Press Right Release Tab
Press Left Release Tab
Filter Cover Removed
Behind the access panel, you'll see the rectangular black plastic cabin air filter cover.

Press the release tabs on the left and right of the filter cover inwards.

Then pull the cover away from the blower motor housing and set it aside in a safe place.


Old Filter Exposed
Slide Filter Straight Out
Inspect Both Sides
Slide the old cabin air filter straight out of the slot and inspect both sides of it.

If the old element is relatively clean like the one pictured above, just tap out the large debris and remove any fine dust with a vacuum.

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

I would recommend buying the TYC 800025P or the Wix 24483 since they have the best reviews on Amazon.

If you would prefer to have a washable and re-usable filter, go with the K&N VF2000.

Clean Filter With Vacuum
Blower Motor Housing
Slide In New Cabin Filter
Slide the cleaned or new cabin air filter element in to the slot with the "UP" arrow pointing in the correct direction.
"Up" Arrow
Snap Filter Cover In Place
Insert Left Side of Panel
Line up the rectangular filter cover with the "UP" arrow pointing upwards and gently snap it in to place.
Click Right Side of Panel
Access Panel Replaced
Close Glove Box
Insert the tabs on the left side of the access panel in first and then push the clip on the right side in place.

Close the glove box to finish the job.

For more, check out my other 2012-2016 Toyota Camry DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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