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Chrysler 300 Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the A/C system's cabin air filter element in a 2nd generation 2011 to 2017 Chrysler 300 with photos.

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2016 Chrysler 300 Cowl
Passenger Cowl Cover
Push In Left Side Tab
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) Chrysler 300, 300C or 300S sedan in cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM vehicles such as the Town & Country, 200, Pacifica, Avenger, Charger, Journey, Challenger, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement cabin air filter with their part numbers are as follows: Fram CF11668, K&N VF2027, Purolator C26176, Hastings AFC1536, ACDelco CF2287, GKI CF1250, Wix 24048, Chrysler 68071668AA.

No tools are needed to access and replace the filter. A wet/dry shop vacuum may be useful for cleaning the old filter or the filter slot.

Push In 2nd Release Tab
Lift Off Cowl Cover
Filter Housing Flap
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the passenger side of the car.

To access the filter housing, you'll have to remove the rectangular shaped cowl cover.

Gently push in the two release tabs on the front edge of the cowl cover before lifting it off.

Set the cowl cover aside in a safe place.

Once the cowl cover is out of the way, you'll see the rectangular shaped filter access panel.

Pull Up Left Side
Flip Open Right Side
Swing Open Filter Cover
Gently pull up the front edge of the filter access cover to release the two retaining clips.

Swing open the hinged filter access cover up and towards the windshield.

Slide Out Old Filter
Inspect Both Sides
Arrows - Rear of Car
Slide the old filter straight out of the slot.

Inspect both sides of the old cabin filter.

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

I recommend buying the Fram CF11668 "Fresh Breeze" filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

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


Clean With Vacuum
Empty Filter Slot
Slide In New Filter
Orientate the new filter with the "Air Flow" or "Rear of Car" arrows pointing towards the back of the vehicle.

Slide the new filter straight in to the slot in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Push Closed Filter Cover
Push To Secure Clips
Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
Swing the filter access panel closed and push on it to secure the two retaining clips.

Line up the slotted cowl cover and re-insert the two plastic tabs on the rear edge.

Replace Cowl Cover
Secure Retaining Clips
Cabin Filter Replaced
Push down on the front edge of the cowl cover to secure the two retaining clips.

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

For more, check out all of my 2011-2017 Chrysler 300 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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