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Nissan Rogue A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the HVAC cabin air filter element in a 2nd generation 2014 to 2018 Nissan Rogue SUV.

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2016 Rogue - Front Passenger
Look Under Dashboard
Locate Filter Access Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016 and the refreshed 2017 or 2018 model year Nissan Rogue SUV 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 Murano, Altima, Titan, Versa, Sentra, Maxima, Leaf, 370Z, GT-R, Juke, Pathfinder, Armada, Patrol, Skyline, Cube, X-Trail, Xterra, Qashqai, Rogue Sport, NV200, NV400, Teana, Q50, Q70, Q60, QX30, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX70 and QX80 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement cabin air filters with their part numbers are as follows: Nissan 27277-4BU0A, ATP RA-163, EcoGard XC10434, Fram CF11854, TYC 800196P, ACDelco CF3351, GKI CF1337 and Wix WP10179.

No tools are needed to access and replace the filter.

Insert Finger In Plastic Loop
Pull Out Bottom Edge
Filter Cover Removed
The cabin air filter can be accessed from the front passenger footwell.

Look under the passenger side of the dashboard and towards the left of the glove box.

The HVAC blower motor housing and the filter access cover is located in front of the center console or "stack".

Locate the black plastic finger loop at the bottom edge of the filter access panel.

Gently pull out the bottom edge of the filter access cover.

Inner Part of Access Panel
Outside of Access Panel
Edge of Old Filter
The tab at the top of the cover should easily slide out of the slot on the top of the filter slot.

Set the filter cover aside in a safe place.

Grab Bottom Corner
Slide Out Old Filter
Pull Down At An Angle
Gently pinch the bottom corner of the old air filter and slide it out of the slot.

You may need to pull out the old filter at a slight downward angle to fully remove it from the slot.

Old Filter Removed
HVAC Blower - Empty Slot
Inspect Both Sides
If your vacuum cleaner has a crevice attachment, clean out any leaves or other debris in the HVAC blower motor's filter slot.

Inspect both sides of the old filter.


Old Filter Still Usable
Clean With Vacuum
Air Flow Arrow Indicator
If the old filter is dark grey or black and clogged with dirt, dust, insects, leaves, pollen, soot, hair, twigs and other debris, it should be replaced with a new element.

I always buy the OEM Nissan 27277-4BU0A cabin air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon and seems to fit really well.

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

Air Flow - Back of SUV
Line Up With Filter Slot
Slide In New Filter
Locate the "Air Flow" direction indicator arrow on the edge of the new cabin filter.

Orientate the arrow with it pointing towards the rear of the SUV.

Gently slide the new filter in to the slot.

New Filter Installed
Small Notch - Top Edge
Line Up Filter Cover
Make sure the new filter is fully inserted in to the slot.

Line up the filter access cover with the slot.

Re-Insert Tab - Top Edge
Push On Access Cover
Cabin Filter Replaced
First, re-insert the tab at the top edge of the filter cover in to the small slot at the top of the slot.

Then swing down the bottom of the filter access cover and push it in to place 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!

For more, check out all of my 2014-2018 Nissan Rogue DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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