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Dear SIr, Please advice on how to change the air filter under the hood, what parts should be disassembled, will be better you'll explain it with some pictures attached. Regards, Maxat

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How to Replace an AirConditioner Filter on a 2002 ToyotaAvalon

The air conditioner filter onthe 2002 Toyota Avalon is more commonly referred to as the cabin air filter.The filter does more than just regulate the flow of air: It also filters outpollen, dust, exhaust fumes and air pollution. Because it directly affects thelevel and quality of air coming into the passenger cab through the interior airvents, it can compromise the performance of the air conditioning, as well asthat of the heating system, if not changed at regular intervals.

1. Openthe Avalon's passenger's side door. 2. Open the glove box and removeits contents. 3. Locate the stop screw on the right side ofthe glove box, and remove it with the Phillips-head screwdriver while bracingthe bottom of the glove box. 4. Gently swing the glove box downward andlet it hang upside-down towards the passenger's side floorboard. 5. Locate the white filter frame, now visiblefrom behind the original glove box's position. 6. Push the tabs at each end of the filterframe inward to unlock it, then pull the tray and filter assembly out of thecabin air filter housing. 7. Remove the oldfilter from the tray, then install the new one, making sure to tuck the ends ofthe replacement filter under the tabs on the left and right sides of the tray. 8. Reinsert the trayand filter assembly into the filter housing; push it until the tabsautomatically lock the door of the tray into place. 9. Reassemble theglove box by lifting it up, replacing the stop screw and then returning itscontents before closing it.
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