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Nissan Murano Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the A/C cabin air filter element in a 3rd generation 2015 to 2018 Nissan Murano SUV.

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2017 Murano Passenger Side
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Left Side Kick Panel
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Lift Tab To Release Clip
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and maybe also the updated 2019 & 2020 model years) Nissan Murano SUV in cleaning or changing the air conditioning system's cabin air filter element located in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Owners of other Nissan and Infiniti vehicles such as the Rogue, Pathfinder, Armada, Versa, Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Leaf, 370Z, GT-R, Frontier, Titan, NV200, Q50, Q70, Q60, QX30, QX50, 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: PotAuto MAP 1055C, Fram CF11776, Ecogard XC10020, TYC 800177C, ACDelco CF3353, Wix WP10009 and Installer Champ BE-776.



 
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Open Bottom of Cover
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Filter Cover Removed
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Tab - Top Edge of Cover
The first two steps are to open the front passenger door and move to the footwell area under the glove box.

The cabin air filter is located inside the HVAC blower motor housing above the left side kick panel and in front of the center console (radio / shift knob).

Gently lift up the tab on the bottom edge of the filter access cover to release the retaining clip.

Swing open the bottom edge of the filter cover and pull out the tab at the top edge out of its slot.

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Old Filter Exposed
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Pull Out Old Filter
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Angle Old Filter Down
Once the access cover is out of the way, you'll be able to see the edge of the old filter in the slot.

Carefully pull the old filter out of the HVAC blower motor housing.

You will need to slightly bunch up the old filter and angle it downwards to clear the various obstructions below the glove box.

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Old Filter Removed
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OEM Nissan Filter
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MicronAir 27277-3JC1B
Inspect both sides of the old cabin air filter.

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

I recommend buying the Installer Champ BE-776 cabin air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon from other Nissan owners.



 

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Inspect Both Sides
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Clean With Vacuum
If the old filter is relatively clean, just tap out the large debris and remove any fine dust with a vacuum cleaner.
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Empty Filter Slot
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Slot - Top Edge of Opening
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Look For Air Flow Arrow
If your vacuum cleaner has a crevice attachment, carefully clean any leaves or other debris in and around the filter slot.

Check the new air filter for an "Air Flow" direction arrow.

Orientate the new filter so that the air flow arrow points towards the rear of the car.

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Bunch Up & Push In
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New Filter Installed
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Tab / Hook - Top Edge
Carefully compress the new filter and slide it into the filter slot.

Make sure the new filter is fully seated in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Line up the filter access cover with the tab / hook at the top and the retaining clip at the bottom.

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Replace Filter Cover
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Filter Cover Secured
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Kick Panel Below Glove Box
Re-insert the tab at the top of the filter cover into the slot at the top of the opening.

Then push on the bottom edge of the filter cover to secure the retaining clip.

You should hear or feel the retaining clip "click" securely into place.

Double check that the filter cover is secure.

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

For more, please check out all of my 2015-2018 Nissan Murano DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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