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Nissan Sentra Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the A/C system's cabin air filter element in a 7th generation 2013, 2014 or 2015 Nissan Sentra.

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2014 Sentra Front Passenger
Look Under Glove Box
Cabin Filter Access Panel
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the seventh generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the revised 2016 and 2017 model years) Nissan Sentra 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 or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Pathfinder, Murano, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, Teana, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35, QX56, QX60 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement filter with their part numbers are as follows: ACDelco CF3294, TYC 800138P, FRAM CF11177, EcoGard XC10303, GKI CF1193, Wix # 24012, OEM CAF268P, Premium Guard PC4012 and Denso 453-6031.

Check out all of the Sentra cabin air filters at

No tools are needed to access and replace the cabin air filter.

Gently Pull Down
Release Retaining Clip
Remove Filter Access Panel
The HVAC blower motor housing is located in front of the center stack of the vehicle.

Open the front passenger door and locate the rectangular shaped filter access cover below the glove box and on the left side.

Gently pull down the retaining clip on the bottom edge of the filter cover before swinging it open.

Pull the tab at the top of the filter cover, which is attached to a flexible "C" shaped piece", straight out of its slot.

Filter Access Cover Removed
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Old Filter In Slot
Set the filter access panel aside in a safe place.
Pull Out Old Filter
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Old Filter Removed
Grasp the pull tab on the old filter and slide it straight out of its slot in the HVAC blower motor housing.

You may need to compress the old filter in order to remove it from the slot.


De-Compress Old Filter
Empty Filter Slot
Inspect Both Sides
Inspect both sides of the old cabin air filter.

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

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

I'd recommend buying the TYC 800138P cabin air filter since it has the best reviews on Amazon.

Shake Out Debris
Orientate "Front" Arrow
Compress New Filter
Orientate the new filter with the "Front" arrow pointing towards the front of the car.

(If the new filter has an "Air Flow" arrow, it should be pointing towards the rear of the car.)

Compress the new air filter and slide it in to the slot.

Slide Filter In To Slot
Installing New Cabin Filter
New Filter Installed
Continue sliding in the new air filter until it is all the way in to the slot in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Don't worry if the new filter is not perfectly even or flush with the opening in the slot. It will still filter all of the air with no degradation in its performance.

Line Up Filter Access Cover
Push On Filter Panel
Cabin Filter Replaced
Re-insert the tab at the top of the filter access panel in to its slot.

Gently push on the bottom end of the filter cover to secure the retaining clip.

Double check that the filter access cover is securely in place.

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

Be sure to record the filter change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, check out my other 2013-2015 Nissan Sentra DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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