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Nissan Versa Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the A/C system's cabin air filter element in a 2nd generation 2012 to 2019 Nissan Versa sedan.

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2019 Versa Glove Box
Look Below Glove Box
Pull Down Retaining Clip
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Nissan Versa sedan in cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element located in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Owners of other Nissan vehicle such as the Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue,  Note, Leaf, Juke, Kicks, Latio, Almera, Sunny, Qashqai, NV200, Pathfinder, Frontier and X-Trail may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement frame less cabin air filters for the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 Versa with their part numbers include the following: EcoGard XC10475, UAC FI 1328C, OmniParts 22022120 and Champion CCF1815.

A few cabin air filters with the black plastic frame attached that are compatible with the 2012, 2013 and some 2014 Versa models are as follows: EcoGard XC25877, UAC FI 1182C and Premium Guard PC5877.

Attention: Please check your old cabin air filter before purchasing a new one. Some Versa models have a plain paper filter with no frame attached while other Versa vehicles have a cabin air filter with a rigid black plastic frame attached.

No tools are required to access and replace the filter.

The first two steps are to move to the front passenger seat and look below the glove box.

Locate the rectangular shaped filter access cover just in front of the center stack close to where the front passenger's left foot would reside.

Gently pull down the tab on the bottom edge of the filter cover to release the retaining clip.


Swing Out Bottom Edge
Pull Out Tab Top Edge
Old Filter Exposed
Swing out the bottom edge of the filter cover and remove the tab on the top edge from its slot.

Set the filter cover aside in a safe place.

Once the cover has been removed, you'll be able to see the outer edge of the old filter.

Compress Old Filter
Slide Filter Out of Slot
Old Filter Removed
The slot in the HVAC blower motor housing is smaller than the air filter itself.

Carefully compress the old air filter a bit until it can be pulled out of the slot.

As you pull out the old air filter, you'll notice that there is an "Air Flow" direction arrow pointing towards the rear of the vehicle.

Check Slot For Debris
Inspect OEM Filter
Check Both Sides

Check the slot in the HVAC blower motor housing for any large debris such as leaves, insects or twigs.

Inspect both sides of the old air filter.

If the old filter is dark grey or black and clogged with dirt, dust, debris, sand, pollen, insects, leaves, hair, soot and other debris, it should be replaced with a new element.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) cabin air filter was marked as part number Nissan 272779ME0A.

If your Versa is equipped with the frame-less paper filter type, I recommend buying the EcoGard XC10475 since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

If you have an older Versa with the rigid black plastic frame around the cabin air filter, I recommend buying the EcoGard XC25877 filter.

If the old filter is relatively clean, just tap out the large debris and remove any fine dust with a wet/dry shop vacuum.

Clean With Vacuum
OEM Part Number
Air Flow Arrow To Rear
Orientate the new air filter with the "Air Flow" direction arrow pointing back towards the rear of the vehicle.
Bunch Up New Filter
Slide New Filter Into Slot
Tab On Top Edge Cover
Gently bunch up the new air filter and install into the slot.

Slide the new filter into the slot until it is fully seated.

There is a plastic tab on the top edge of the filter cover that needs to be inserted into the slot at the top of the opening for the filter in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Snap On Bottom Edge
Filter Cover Secured
Cabin Filter Change Done!
Insert the tab at the top of the filter cover into its slot.

Swing the bottom edge of the filter cover to the left and towards the blower motor housing.

Push on the bottom edge until you hear or feel the retaining clip "click" securely into place.

Double check that the filter cover is securely attached.

Be sure to write down the filter change in your car's service records.

Enjoy the fresh clean air from your A/C system!

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