Paul's Travel Pictures

Nissan Cube HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to clean or replace the A/C system's cabin air filter element in a 2009 to 2014 Nissan Cube MPV with pictures.

Main Menu            Home           Digital Cameras

Misc. Pictures            Articles            My Blog

Nissan Cube Glove Box
Open Glove Box
Upper Screws
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 3rd generation 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Nissan Cube in cleaning or replacing the HVAC system's cabin air filter element.

Owners of earlier 1998-2002 or 2002-2008 Nissan Cube vehicles or other Nissan models such as the Versa, Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Juke, Rogue and Murano may also find this guide to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement cabin air filter elements for the Nissan Cube include the following with their respective part numbers are as follows: TYC 800138P, Nissan B7891-1FC0A, Fram CF11177, Wix 24012, Denso 453-6031, EcoGard XC10303, ACDelco CF3324 and Beck Arnley 042-2187.

The tools need to complete this procedure include a Phillips head screwdriver and a flathead screwdriver.

Nissan-Cube-HVAC-Cabin-Air-Filter-Element-Cleaning-Replacement-Guide-004 Nissan-Cube-HVAC-Cabin-Air-Filter-Element-Cleaning-Replacement-Guide-005
Phillips Head Screwdriver
Lower Screws
First get into the front passenger seat of your Nissan Cube and open the glove box.

Remove the four Phillips head screws located at the top of the glove box's interior.

Nissan-Cube-HVAC-Cabin-Air-Filter-Element-Cleaning-Replacement-Guide-007 Nissan-Cube-HVAC-Cabin-Air-Filter-Element-Cleaning-Replacement-Guide-008 Nissan-Cube-HVAC-Cabin-Air-Filter-Element-Cleaning-Replacement-Guide-009
Two Interior Screws
Then move to the bottom part of the glove box and remove the 3 Phillips head screws along the lower edge.

The last two Phillips head screws are located inside the glove box.

Nissan-Cube-HVAC-Cabin-Air-Filter-Element-Cleaning-Replacement-Guide-010 Nissan-Cube-HVAC-Cabin-Air-Filter-Element-Cleaning-Replacement-Guide-011
9 Phillips Head Screws
Gently Pull Out Glove Box
Once all 9 of the screws have been removed, you can gently pull the glove box away from the car.

If the glove box doesn't come out easily, try wiggling it while pulling towards the rear of the car.

Lower Glove Box To Floor
Look To Left
Cabin Air Filter Cover
Look in to the left and locate the white plastic rectangular cabin air filter cover.
Pry Out With Flathead
Filter Cover Removed
Cabin Air Filter Exposed
The filter cover is held in place by a retaining clip at the top that needs to be gently pried out with your finger or a flathead screwdriver.


Pull On Tab
Remove Cabin Air Filter
To remove the OEM cabin air filter element, pull on the white fabric tab.

The filter is compressed into the blow motor housing, so it may be difficult to remove.

Once you pull it out part of the way, squeeze together the pleats and pull out the rest of the cabin air filter.

Arrow & "Front" Label
Cabin Air Filter Housing
Clean Out Filter Element
If your old cabin air filter doesn't look too dirty, you can just tap out the large debris and clean it with a wet/dry shop vacuum before reinstalling it.

If your filter is dark grey or black and clogged with leaves, insects, dirt, dust, or hair, you should just replace it with a new cabin air filter element.

I recommend buying the TYC 800138P cabin air filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

Squeeze Filter & Insert
Push In Cabin Air Filter
"Front" Arrow
Orientate the cleaned or new cabin air filter with the arrow and "Front" marking pointing in the right direction.

Then compress the pleats of the filter element together and slide it into the blower motor housing.

Snap On Filter Cover
White Cover In Place
Lift Up Glove Box
Re-install the white plastic cabin air filter cover by inserting the lower end first and then snapping the upper part into place.

You should hear a subtle "click" when the retaining clip at the top is secure.

Push Spikes In Holes
Glove Box Re-Installed
Tighten Upper Screws
Lift up the glove box towards the dash board and line up the "spikes" with the holes on the lower part of the dashboard before pushing them together.

Insert and tighten the four upper screws, the 3 lower screws and the 2 interior glove box Phillips head screws.

Tighten Interior Screws
Tighten Lower Screws
Close Glove Box
Close the glove box to complete the job.

For more, please visit my Nissan Cube Maintenance & Repair Guides page.

If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the "Donate" button located to the right of this paragraph. Thank you!
(Note: I am not a registered charity. Donations are not tax deductible.)

Main Menu       Home       Digital Cameras

Misc. Pictures       Articles       My Blog


Copyright 2022
 All Rights Reserved

Paul's Travel Pictures is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Privacy Policy     About Paul & Author Contact Info