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Toyota Yaris A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the HVAC cabin air filter element in a 3rd generation 2012 to 2016 Toyota Yaris with the part numbers.

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2015 Yaris Glove Box
Open Glove Box - Empty Out
Damper Arm - Right Side
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Toyota Yaris in cleaning or changing the air conditioning system's cabin air filter element located in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles such as the Corolla, Matrix, Prius, Camry, RAV4, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, Avalon, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, IS 250, ES 350, GS 350, tC, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement cabin filters with their part numbers are as follows: Fram CF10285, EPAuto CP285, Purolator C35667, TYC 800025P, Toyota 87139-50100, Champion CCF1816, K&N VF2000 and Wix # 24483.

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

Pull Damper Arm Off Peg
Two Pronged Mount
Firmly Push In Side Walls
The first few steps are to sit in the front passenger seat of the car, open the glove box and empty out the contents.

Move to the outer right side of the glove box and locate the damper arm.

Gently pull the damper arm off the two prongs at the end of the mounting peg.

Firmly push in the two side wall of the glove box towards the middle until the plastic stops can be removed from behind the dashboard.

Release Side Stops
Plastic Side Stop Released
Lower Glove Box
Lower the glove box down towards the floor mat.
Plastic Hinge Separated
HVAC Blower Motor Housing
Two Tabs - Right Side
The plastic hinges on the bottom edge of the glove box may separate from the dashboard.

You can easily re-assemble the hinges later.

Once the glove box is out of the way, you'll be able to see the rectangular shaped filter access panel.

Pinch Tabs To Release
2 Tabs - Left Side
Pull Off Filter Cover
Gently squeeze together the two tabs on the left and right sides of the filter cover to release the retaining clips.

Swing open the filter cover and set it aside in a safe place.


Old Filter In Slot
Slide Out Old Air Filter
Inspect Both Sides
Slide the old cabin air filter straight out of the slot in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Inspect both sides of the old filter.

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

I recommend buying the Fram CF10285 "Fresh Breeze" cabin 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 With Vacuum
Remove Debris In Filter Slot
Insert New Air Filter
If your vacuum cleaner has a crevice attachment, clean out any debris from the filter slot.

Orientate the new filter with the "Up" arrow pointing up towards the windshield.

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

Slide the new filter straight in to the slot.

"Up" Air Flow Arrow
Filter Cover - "Up" Arrow
Line Up Two Tabs & Slots
Line up the filter access panel with the "Up" arrow pointing up towards the windshield.

Re-insert the two tabs on the left side of the filter cover in to their corresponding slots.

Push On Filter Cover
Re-Attach Plastic Hinges
Push In Both Side Walls
Push on the filter cover until you hear or feel the two retaining clips "click" securely in to place.

Line up the hinges on the bottom edge of the glove box with their mounting bars and push them together.

Raise the glove box.

Firmly push the two side walls of the glove box in towards the center.

Re-Insert Side Stoppers
Pop Damper Arm On Mount
Close Glove Box
Re-insert the plastic side stops behind the dashboard.

Snap the damper arm over the two prongs at the end of the mounting peg.

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 Toyota Yaris DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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