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Re: changing cabin airfilter for a 2001 acura mdx
It is. I believe on your MDX you have to remove the glovebox 10mm screws. Then there is a drawer in the plastic HVAC housing that unclips on both sides and slides out. If it hasn't been changed before, on most Honda and Acura SUVs you have to carefully cut the plastic that covers the support to remove the metal bar to get to the drawer. You need to keep the plastic because it screw into it's old position after the job is complete.
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The older the Acura/Honda, the more difficult this is. The 2nd generation MDX takes 2 minutes to replace, yours isn't that easy. 2 philips head screws hold the glove box hinges in. Pull the right kick panel cover off first, to get access to the right screw. If this is the 1st time it has been replaced, cut out the plastic in front of the bracket that holds the glove box. There are slots on each ent to make it easy. Then some unscrew the bracket. Remove it and the CAF cover is right there. Have patience, getting the 2 hinge screws back in takes some finesse. There is a short cut to this job, but I would have to show you.
usually the pollen filter is located under the windshield in the shroud area or some place where air enters the cabin of the car check also your airfilter cannister it will be in or on the fire wall or door jam look carefully alos you can have the dealership or an auto parts store tell you the location of the part.
you need to get behindnd the glove box and you will see a little black cover you need to remove ..should be 2 little plastic spring tabs on each side you push in ,hold and then pull out the tray which houses the cabin filter.
Once your glove box is removed and out of the vehicle, you will see the HVAC casing. The access panel held in with 4 clips is what your cabin filter hides behind.
Please let me know if I may further assist you.
The advise by Techbuster was a bit off. The '09 is a bit different than the earlier models. To change the filter, pull the center divider in the glove box straight forward. The cabin filter housing in immediately behind it. Push the two clips on the outer edges inward and slide the tray out. Replace the filter, reinsert the tray, replace the center divider.
if it's simialr to my mazda...there's a push-in clip and a retractable cord that support the glove box. Detach the cord and push in the clip and it should drop down and slide out.
The filter should be behind a clip-on compartment door.
You cut the cross bar away with some diagonals and throw it away. It is just an assembly aid when they are putting the car together. Google "DIY MDX cabin air filter" and you will find step by step procedures with photos for changing the filter. It is not a difficult job.
Hi,welcome to fix ya. its behind the glove box . Just open the top compartment inside the glove box (button in the middle) and pull the compartment out it has velcro and plastic snaps on the back side > Then grab the compartment by the outside and push the lock tabs in and pull the tray with the cabin filter out and change the filter.