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Honda Civic HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or replace the A/C system's cabin air filter element in an 8th generation (2006 to 2011) Honda Civic.

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Honda Civic Glove Box
Glove Box Opened
Pull Inwards On Sides
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 8th generation (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011) Honda Civic in cleaning or replacing the HVAC system's cabin air filter element.

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Accord, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, Element, Fit, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, RL, TL. TSX, ZDX, MDX, and RDX may also find these instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement filters with their part numbers include the: Fram CF10134, Purolator C35519, Wix 24815, K&N VF2001, TYC 800003P, ACDelco CF159, and Beck Arnley 042-2023.

No tools are needed to complete this procedure.

The first step is to get into the front passenger seat of the car and open up the glove box.

Release Rubber Side Stops
Lower Glove Box To Floor
Push In On Side Tabs
Then pull inwards on both side walls of the glove box to release the rubber stops on each side of the glove box.

When the rubber stops are clear, you can lower the glove box to the passenger floorboard.

Behind the glove box, you'll see the blower motor housing and the rectangular black plastic cabin air filter cover.

Release Cover Clips
Slide Out Filter Tray
To remove the cabin air filter element and tray, push in on the two side tabs that secure it to the blower motor housing.

Then slide the tray straight out.

To separate the filter element from the black plastic tray, pull or push the element upwards out of the tray.


Cabin Air Filter Tray
Blower Motor Housing
Push Out Old Filter
If your old cabin air filter isn't too filthy, you may be able to knock out the large debris and just re-install it in the tray.

I recommend buying the Fram CF10134 "Fresh Breeze" 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.

When replacing the cabin air filter, be sure to take note of the "Air Flow" markings on the element.

Slide In Air Filter Tray
"Click" Back In Place
Raise Glove Box
With the new or cleaned cabin air filter back in the black plastic tray, slide it back into the slot in the blower motor housing until the two side tabs "click" into place.

Double check that the tray is securely in the blower motor housing before raising up the glove box.

To re-attach the glove box, push inwards on both sides while simultaneously raising the rubber stops back into place.

Close the glove box to complete the job.

Re-Insert Rubber Stops
Close Glove Box
For more of my related automotive maintenance or repair instructions, click on the following links: Honda Civic Engine Oil Change Guide, Honda Civic Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Front Door Panel Removal Guide, Honda Civic Front Door Speaker Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Third Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Overhead Map Light Bulb Replacement Guide, and Honda Civic Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide.

For more, check out all of my Honda Civic DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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