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Hyundai Veloster Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the engine air filter element in a 1st generation 2012-2017 Hyundai Veloster with the part numbers.

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2017 Veloster Air Box
Metal Latch - Front Right
Flip Down Metal Latch
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Hyundai Veloster in cleaning or changing the engine air filter element for the Gamma GDi 1.6 liter inline four cylinder motor.

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 engine air filters with their part numbers are as follows: Fram CA11206, K&N 33-2472, Hyundai 28113-1R100, Wix 49022, AEM 28-20472, Hastings AF1502, Purolator A16200, Mahle LX3300, Ecogard XA6200, PT Auto AF11206 and Pentius PAB11206.

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

Metal Latch Released
Rear Right Metal Latch
2nd Fastener Released

The first two steps are to open the hood and move to the right side of the engine bay.

The engine air filter box is located on the right (driver) side of the engine bay in between the headlight housing and the 12V automotive battery.

There are two metal latches on the right side of the air box that secure the cover in place.

Flip down the metal latch at the front right corner of the air box to release it.

Then flip down the metal latch on the right rear corner of the air box cover.

Pull Off Air Box Cover
Top Half Air Box Removed
Remove Old Air Filter
Gently lift the top half of the air box off the bottom half to reveal the old air filter.

Pull the old air filter out of the bottom half of the air box.

Old Air Filter Removed
Inspect Both Sides
Clean With Vacuum
Inspect both sides of the old air filter.

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

I recommend buying the Fram CA11206 engine air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

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


Clean Out Lower Air Box
Install New Air Filter
New Air Filter Installed
If your vacuum cleaner has a crevice attachment, clean out any sand or debris in the bottom half of the air box.

Install the new air filter in to the air box with the slanted edge situated at the front right corner.

Two Slots - Lower Left
Slide Tabs In To Slot
Lower Air Box Cover
Line up the two plastic tabs on the left side of the air box cover with the slots on the bottom half of the air box.

Slide the air box cover to the left and lower it down to the bottom half of the air box.

Flip Up Metal Latches
Secure Two Metal Latches
Engine Air Box Secured
Swing the two metal latches up and over the top of the air box cover to secure them in place.

Double check that the two halves of the air box are flush together with no parts of the new filter visible.

Be sure to record the engine 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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