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Honda Accord Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
A pictures illustrated guide for how to replace the HVAC cabin air filter in a 2008 to 2012 Honda Accord sedan.

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Honda Accord Glove Box
Open Glove Box
Glove Box Retaining Arm
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2009 Honda Accord LX Premium sedan in replacing the HVAC system's cabin air filter.

Owners of other eighth generation Honda Accord coupe or sedan vehicles from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 should also find this guide to be useful.

Other Honda vehicles such as the Civic, Element, Insight, Pilot, Fit, CR-V, Ridgeline, and Odyssey may have similar A/C cabin air filter replacement procedures.

Depending on your driving conditions, a cabin air filter should be checked and/or replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles.

A few compatible replacement filters with their part numbers are as follows: Fram CF10134, K&N VF2001, EPAuto CP134W, Premium Guard PC5519, Denso 453-2026, Mann-Filter MC 1008, Ecogard XC35519, Pentius PHB5519, Champion CCF7781, ACDelco CF3159 and Purolator C35519 .

No tools are needed to complete this procedure.

Push Retaining Arm
Pop Forward Off Clip
Push Together Both Sides
The first step is to open the glove box and remove any items inside of it.

Then gently push forward on the grooved section of the glove box's retaining arm to pop it out of place.

With the retaining arm separated, pull the two sides of the glove box towards each other until the rubber stops are clear from the dash.

Glove Box Lowered
Air Filter Tray
Press Two Tabs In
Gently lower the glove box towards the floor mat and locate the black plastic front cover of the cabin air filter tray.

There is a retaining clip on each end of the cabin air filter tray that can be released by pressing inwards on the tab.


Slide Out Filter Tray
Old Cabin Air Filter
HVAC Blower
With the two tabs of the cabin air filter tray released, you can slide it out from the A/C blower assembly.

If the filter isn't very dirty, gently tap out the larger debris outside of the vehicle and re-insert it.

If you decide to replace the air filter, lift it from the tray and take note of the direction of the "Air Flow" by looking at the arrow marked on the OEM filter.

I recommend buying the Fram CF10134 "Fresh Breeze" filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon. I also like how it has Arm & Hammer baking soda and carbon in the filter to keep the A/C system from smelling musty or moldy.

To complete the procedure, reverse the steps above.

Place the new filter into the tray, slide the tray into the blower assembly, snap the two clips on the tray's cover into place, raise the glove box, push together the two sides, push the two rubber stops past the sides of the glove box receptacle, and snap the glove box retaining arm back into its groove.

Pull Out Old Air Filter
Old Filter & Tray
"Air Flow" Indicator
For more of my automotive how-to guides and product review, click on the following links: Honda Accord Engine Oil Change Guide, Honda Accord Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide, Honda Accord PCV Valve Replacement Guide, Honda Accord Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Honda Accord Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Honda Accord Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Honda Accord Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Honda Accord Key Fob Remote Battery Cleaning/Replacement Guide, 2009 Honda Accord Review, WeatherTech FloorLiner Car Mats Review, Meguiar's Headlight Restoration Kit Review, Zaino Bros Show Car Polish Review, Corroded Car Battery Terminal Replacement Guide, Falken Ziex ZE-512 Tire Review, K&N Air Filter Cleaning Guide, and Fuzion ZRi Tire Review.

For more, check out my other 2008-2012 Honda Accord Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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