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Hyundai Veloster Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the A/C cabin air filter element in a 1st generation 2012 to 2017 Hyundai Veloster with the part numbers.

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2017 Veloster Glove Box
Open - Empty Out Contents
Right Side Stop
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Hyundai Veloster in checking, cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Owners of other Hyundai or Kia vehicles such as the Elantra, Sonata, Azera, Santa Fe, Tucson, Accent, Ioniq, Genesis, Tiburon, ix20, i20, i30, i40, Veracruz, Optima, Cadenza, K900, Soul, Niro, Sportage, Sorento, Sedona, Rio, Forte and Spectra may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement cabin air filters with their part numbers are as follows: TYC 800029P, Fram CF10709, PotAuto MAP 1045C, Hyundai 2SF79-AQ000, K&N VF2007, ACDelco CF3242, F1AUTO FC35865C, ATP RA-58, Wix 24684, Bosch 6036C and MAHLE Original LA 301.

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

1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Side Stopper Removed
Remove Left Side Stop
The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat, open the glove box and empty out the contents.

Then locate the two plastic and rubber side stops on the interior of the glove box. There is one on the left side and the second on the right side.

Raise the glove box about 1/2 to 1 inch to release the tension on the side stops.

Rotate the side stops 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling them straight out of the glove box.

Rubber / Plastic Stop
Lower Glove Box
Filter Access Cover
Set the two side stops aside in a safe place.

Gently lower the glove box down to the floor mat.

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

Two Tabs - Right Side
Pinch Together Tabs
Left Retaining Clip
There are two tabs or "prongs" on the left side of the filter cover and another two on the right side.

Pinch together the two tabs to release the retaining clips.

While squeezing together the two prongs, pull the filter cover off the HVAC blower motor housing.

Squeeze To Release
Pull Off Filter Cover
Access Panel Removed
Set the filter access cover aside in a safe place.

The filter cover has an "UP arrow printed on the outside of it to help you re-install it in the correct orientation.

Edge of Old Filter Visible
Slide Out Old Filter
Old Filter Removed
Slide the old air filter straight out of the slot.


Inspect Both Sides
Clean With Vacuum
Slot In HVAC Housing
Inspect both sides of the old filter.

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

I recommend buying the TYC 800029P cabin air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

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

If your vacuum has a crevice attachment, clean out any debris inside the filter slot.

Down "Air Flow Arrow"
Install New Air Filter
Filter Cover "UP" Arrow
Orientate the new filter with the "Air Flow" arrow pointing down towards the floor mat.

Slide the new air filter straight in to the slot until the outer edge is flush with the blower motor housing.

Line Up Filter Cover
Push To Secure Clips
Filter Cover Secured
Line up the air filter access cover with the "UP" arrow pointing up towards the windshield.

Push the access cover on to the blower motor housing until you hear or feel the two retaining clips "click" securely in to place.

Raise Glove Box
Plastic / Rubber Side Stop
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Raise the glove box up towards the dashboard.

Re-insert the two plastic/rubber side stops in to the side walls of the glove box.

Rotate the side stops 1/4 turn clockwise to secure them in place.

Replace Left Side Stop
Close Glove Box
Cabin Filter Replaced
Replace the contents of the glove box and close it to complete the job.

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

Also, don't forget to record the cabin air filter change in your car's service records.

For more, check out all of my 2012-2017 Hyundai Veloster DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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