Minggu, 15 Mei 2011

How to Replace the Cabin Air Filter in a Toyota Tacoma

How to Replace the Cabin Air Filter in a Toyota Tacoma

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Replacing your Toyota Tacoma's cabin air filter takes only a few minutes of your time.

The cabin air filter in a Toyota Tacoma holds the task of trapping harmful dirt and fumes from entering your car's air system. If your vents are not working effectively and it's been a year or more since your last cabin air filter change, you will need to do a quick replacement. This is one of the easiest tasks involved in responsible car ownership, so once you have purchased your replacement filter, grab a screwdriver and put that new filter in your car's cabin before your next drive.

Difficulty:
Moderate

Instructions

things you'll need:

  • New Toyota Tacoma cabin air filter
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Shop rag
    • 1

      Remove your glove compartment box by unscrewing the three visible screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

    • 2

      Find your cabin air filter, which is an accordion-style component fitted sideways in the rectangular slot.

    • 3

      Pull the air filter gently to remove it from your vehicle's cabin. Be careful that dirt particles do not fall out, to avoid more clean-up when the replacement is complete.

    • 4

      Wipe the air filter box with your shop rag. Moistening the shop rag with water may help to grab any excess grime that would otherwise be left behind.

    • 5

      Press the new air filter into the old filter's position. The new filter should fit as snugly as the previous filter.

    • 6

      Mount the glove compartment back into its proper location, hiding the cabin air filter from passenger view. Screw in the three screws that were taken out in step 1.

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