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Jeep Liberty Cabin Air Filters Replacement Guide
How to clean or replace the two HVAC cabin air filter elements in a 2nd generation 2008 to 2012 Jeep Liberty SUV.

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Jeep Liberty Glove Box
Open Glove Box
Release Side Stops
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2nd generation 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Jeep Liberty in cleaning or replacing the A/C system's two small cabin air filter elements.

Owners of other Jeep, Dodge or Chrysler vehicles such as the Cherokee, Compass, Patriot, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Grand Caravan, Nitro, Dart, Avenger, Challenger, Durango, Journey, Charger, Town & Country, 300, and 200 may also find these instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible aftermarket cabin filter elements include the following with their part numbers: Fram CF10747, Purolator C16079, TYC 800175P2, Wix 49093, Mopar 6803 3193AA, ACDelco CF2289 and OEM brand # CAF238P2.

No tools are needed to replace the two filters.

A small flathead screwdriver or needle nose pliers may be useful for extracting a stuck filter.

You may also need a wet/dry shop vacuum for cleaning a lightly soiled filter that can be re-used.

Push Inward On Sides
Lower Glove Box To Floor
Black Plastic Filter Cover
The first step is to sit in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Then open the glove box and empty out the contents.

Place your hands on the two sides of the glove box and push them towards each other to release the side stops.

Allow the glove box to gently drop down to the front passenger floor mat.

Look for the small black plastic rectangular filter access cover located just below the mesh screen.

Release Left Fastener
Release Right Side Clip
1st A/C Filter Exposed
Press outwards on the black plastic tabs on either side of the filter cover to release the clips.

Lower the filter access cover to reveal the first of the two filter elements.

Pull or Pry Out Filter
Slide Out Both Filters
Clean or Replace Filters
Pull the first cabin air filter element straight out of the housing. You may need to use a small flathead screwdriver or pliers to get a grip on it.

(The second filter is partially hidden and located directly to the right of the 1st filter.)

Slide the second filter over from the right side to the opening on the left and pull it straight out.

If your old A/C cabin filters are in good shape, you can just tap out the large debris and clean them with a wet/dry shop vacuum before re-installing them.

If your old filter elements are dark black and clogged with dirt, dust, hair, insects, leaves and other debris, they should be replaced with new filters.

I recommend buying the Fram CF10747 "Fresh Breeze" cabin air filters since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.


Slide 2nd Filter In & Over
Air Flow Arrow Down
Both Filter Installed
Make sure that the "Air Flow" arrows on the sides of the filters are pointing down towards the ground.

Slide the second filter in to the housing first and then shift it over to the right side of the housing.

Then slide in the 1st filter straight in to the opening.

Close Plastic Filter Cover
Cover Secured
Insert Glove Box Stoppers
Raise the black plastic filter access cover and push it in place until the two fastener clips make a clicking sound.

Raise the glove box towards the dash board and push the two black plastic side stoppers towards each other to re-insert them in place.

Side Stops Re-Inserted
Glove Box Re-Installed
Close Glove Box
Close the glove box to complete the procedure. Enjoy the fresh air!

For more, check out my other Jeep Liberty Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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