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Mitsubishi Mirage Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the A/C system's cabin air filter element in a 6th generation 2012 to 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage.

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2016 Mirage Glove Box
Open Glove Box - Empty
Push In Side Walls
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016) Mitsubishi Mirage in cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Owners of other Mitsubishi vehicles such as the Lancer, Outlander, Galant, Montero, Eclipse, 3000GT, Endeavor, Raider, Diamante, Attrage, Carisma, Colt, Grandis, Magna, Pajero, Space Star and the revised 2017 Mirage may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement cabin air filter elements with their part numbers include the following: Wix WP10125, Mitsubishi 7850A002 and GKI CF1282.

No tools are needed to access and replace the filter.

Release Side Stops
Lower Glove Box
HVAC Blower Motor
The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat, open the glove box and empty out the contents.

Firmly push the two side walls of the glove towards the center until the plastic side stops can be removed from behind the dashboard.

Gently lower the glove box down to the floor mat.

Once the glove box is out of the way, you'll see the HVAC blower motor housing and the rectangular shaped filter access panel.

Push In Tab - Release Clip
Remove Filter Cover
Old Filter In Slot
Gently push the release tab on the right side of the filter cover in towards the left to release the retaining clip.

Swing open the right side of the filter cover and pull out the two tabs on the left side out of their slots.

Set the filter cover aside in a safe place.

Slide Out Old Filter
Inspect Both Sides
Clean With Vacuum
Slide the old filter straight out of the slot.

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

The three compatible filter choices with their part numbers include the following:  Wix WP10125, Mitsubishi 7850A002 and GKI CF1282.

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


Empty Filter Slot
Install New Air Filter
New Filter In Slot
If your vacuum cleaner has a crevice attachment, clean out any debris in the filter slot.

If the new filter has an "Air Flow" or "Down" arrow, it should be pointing down towards the floor mat.

Slide the new cabin filter in to the slot.

Re-Insert 2 Tabs On Left
Push Right Side - Secure Clip
Filter Cover Replaced
Line up the filter access cover and re-insert the two small tabs on the left side in to their slots.

Swing the right side of the filter cover closed over the slot and gently push on it to secure the retaining clip.

Plastic Side Stoppers
Firmly Push In Side Walls
Close Glove Box
Raise the glove box.

Firmly push in the two side walls of the glove box until the plastic side stoppers can be re-inserted behind the dashboard.

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

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

For more, check out all of my 2012-2016 Mitsubishi Mirage DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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