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Ford Edge Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the A/C system's cabin air filter element in a 2nd generation 2015 to 2019 Ford Edge.

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2017 Edge Front Passenger
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Open Glove Box
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Empty Out Contents
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and probably also the face-lifted 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years of the Ford Edge SUV in cleaning or changing the air conditioning system's cabin air filter element located in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Owners of other Ford and Lincoln vehicles such as the Escape, Expedition, EcoSport, Flex, Explorer, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus, Ranger, Transit Connect, F-150, Endura, C-Max, Kuga, Mondeo, MKZ, Navigator, Aviator, Nautilus and Continental may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement filters with their part numbers include the following: Fram CF11775, EcoGard XC10011, Spearhead BE-775, PotAuto CF11775, K&N VF2050, Premium Guard PC6286 and Wix WP10084.

The only tool needed to access and replace the filter is a standard Phillips head screwdriver.

The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat, open the glove box and empty out the contents.



 

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Damper Arm Attachment
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Damper Arm - Right Side
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Pull Arm Forward
Then move to the right outer side wall of the glove box and locate the black plastic damper arm.

There is a round button head mount that is secured in the smaller of the two holes in the right side wall of the glove box.

Pull the glove box damper arm back towards yourself to move the mounting button from the smaller holes to the larger hole.

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Button To Larger Hole
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Damper Arm Released
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Two Hooks - Top Edge
Pull the damper arm off the right side wall of the glove box.

There are two tabs or "hooks" at the top edge of the glove box that act as stops to keep the glove box from falling out of the dashboard when it is fully opened.

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Push Up - Release Hook
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Left Side Released
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Left Side Plastic Tab
Gently push up on the two tabs to release them from the top of the glove box.
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Release Right Side
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Filter Access Cover
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Remove Right Side Screw
Gently lower the glove box down towards the floor mat.

Once the glove box is out of the way, you'll be able to see the rectangular shaped filter access cover attached to the HVAC blower motor housing.

There should be a screw on each side of the filter cover. The previous owner of this Edge must have discarded them since they were missing.

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Remove Left Side Screw
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Push Out Left Side
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Pull Out Left Side Clip
Remove the left side and right side screws by turning them in the counterclockwise direction with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Set the two screws aside in a safe place.

Then gently push out on the tab on the left side of the cover to release it.

Pull out the tab on the top edge of the filter cover.

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Release Right Side
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Open Filter Access Door
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Old Filter Exposed
Repeat the process on the right side.

Push out the tab to release the right side of the cover and pull out the tab on the top edge.

Swing down the hinged filter access cover to view the outer edge of the old filter.

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Slide Out Old Filter
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Old Filter Removed
Slide the old filter straight out of the slot in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Inspect both sides of the old filter.



 

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Inspect Both Sides
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Clean With Vacuum
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Empty Filter Slot
If the old filter is dark grey or black and clogged with dirt, dust, pollen, soot, leaves, insects, hair, sand, twigs and other debris, it should be replaced with a new element.

I recommend buying the Spearhead BE-775 cabin air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

(They are formerly known as the "Installer Champ" brand.)

If you would like to have a washable and re-usable filter, choose the K&N VF2050 filter.

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

If your wet/dry shop vacuum has a crevice attachment, clean out the filter slot.

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Air Flow Arrow
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Slide In New Air Filter
The original OEM filter was marked as part number AA145520-213* DG9H-18D483-AA.

Orientate the "Air Flow" arrow on the new filter so that it is pointing down towards the floor mat.

Slide the new filter straight into the slot.

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New Air Filter Installed
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Close Filter Access Door
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Push To Secure Clips
Make sure the new filter is fully seated in the slot.

Swing up the access cover and push on it to secure the retaining clips.

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

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Replace Left Screw
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Replace Right Side Screw
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Raise Glove Box
An optional step is to replace the two Phillips head screws by turning them in the clockwise direction until they are snug.

The filter access cover seems to be held very securely in place by the four retaining clips, so the screws really aren't necessary.

Raise the glove box towards the dashboard.

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Push Past Retaining Tabs
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Re-Insert Damper Arm
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Round Mount In Hole
Gently push the top edge of the glove box until the two tabs or "hooks" pop back into place.

Re-insert the small round button mount on the damper arm into the larger hole in the right side wall of the glove box.

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Pop Into Smaller Hole
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Replace Contents
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Close Glove Box
Push the damper arm forward towards the front of the car to secure the mount into the smaller hole.

Replace the contents of the glove box and close it to complete the job.

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

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

(The owner's manual service interval specification for replacing the cabin air filter is 20,000 miles.)

Please check out all of my 2015-2019 Ford Edge DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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