DIY: Cabin Air Vent Filter

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DIY: Cabin Air Filter

Postby Michael Foster » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:07 pm

1. Open the glove box
2. Unlock the elastic retainer
3. Locate the stop tabs
4. Push both to the left to clear their stops, the glove box will swing down.
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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby philipa_240sx » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:00 pm

Michael Foster wrote:
wbloomfield wrote:Where is the cabin air filter?? Does anybody know? Maybe you can explain how to change it..

Thanks...
The cabin air filter is either located under the dash board or in the cowl.
Welcome Micheal Foster to the NICOClub Rogue Forums!

The cabin air filter in the Rogue is actually located in the drivers footwell area next to the accelerator. If you read back earlier in this thread, there are lots of great photos and a how-to.

Thanks!

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby Shysox » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:39 pm

Thanks to everyone for the helpful information on how to change the filter. When I removed my old filter I noticed NISSAN was printed top-to-down, not the opposite as shown in the great pictures provided by "enzo100". My replacement filter has an arrow and "flow" indicating the proper placement. 1) Does anyone know which way the air actually flows? I assumed it was from front of the car to the rear. 2) Why wouldn't Nissan print a "flow arrow" on the original part like my replacement filter??

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby philipa_240sx » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:12 pm

Shysox wrote:1) Does anyone know which way the air actually flows? I assumed it was from front of the car to the rear.
You are correct, the airflow goes from the front of the vehicle towards the rear.
2) Why wouldn't Nissan print a "flow arrow" on the original part like my replacement filter??
Perhaps because it doesn't make a difference which way the flow is on the OEM filter. It's just a simple paper/fabric media.

Some filters (like those used on furnaces) have flow arrows for another reason: There may be a metallic mesh backing or other support that helps keep the filter in place as air passes through it. Put it in backwards and the filter will collapse.

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby Shysox » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:20 pm

Great points. Incidentally ,the replacement filter I purchased at CarQuest store doesn't have metal backing, looks exactly like the OEM but as Air Flow. I am thrilled this website exists and look forward to getting caught up on all the interesting and dollar-saving do-it-myself maintenance.

Peace!

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby kerrton » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:56 pm

Glad we could help!!!

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby axel10 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:21 pm

I finally had 15 minutes to spare today along with beautiful weather here in Calgary to tackle the cabin air filter replacement. It took about 5 minutes to complete, and I saved myself over $75 (cost at dealership was $100 plus taxes - filter cost me less than $25 and 5 minutes of my time).

I owe someone here a beer :cheers:

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Re: Cabin air filter... (wbloomfield)

Postby stevkohorvath » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:29 pm

enzo100 wrote:The filter is located to the right of the gas pedal inside the center console.

1) First, remove the panel ......... .........and your done. Hope this helps.
Hi enzo100 thank you for this instruction it helps a lot, just did it in 5-10 minutes... appreciate it again... you saved me megabugs at the dealer... have a good day man...

s. :dblthumb:

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby stranger21ny » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:12 pm

I have just replaced mine. bought it from autozone for $14.99 and it took about 10 minutes first time. and boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy was it due for replacement. lol

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby bokito » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:12 pm

Just changed the filter for the first time at 79,000km. Wow, talk about dirty filter. I've never seen something like this!
After i pulled filter out, there was so much debris left that i had to vacuum it. But it was super easy to replace. Make sure to have a flashlight handy.

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby philipp2 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:03 am

I just replaced mine on my 2010 Rogue at about 16,000 mi.
Thanks to everybody for the helpful hints - it took about 15 minutes to do. As per recommendations, I closed my upper vents and ran the blower - blew a bunch of trash & pieces of leaves out of the filter slot. That saved my new filter from having to deal with it.

:yesnod :yesnod

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby casperfun » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:53 pm

So a couple of weeks ago I was at a Pep Boys just browsing around and Lo & Behold I see not one but TWO air filters that fit my Rogue. I don't know about you, but these things are hard to come by at least for me because I never see these around at Autozone, Advance Auto, K-mart, or Wally World for that matter. Usually you have to special order them. Or maybe I don't stop by Pep Boys enough. Well I did get an STP air filter for freaking $19 which I thought was kinda expensive at Autozone I think it was. And a Cabin air filter for like $8 plus $4 for shipping from ebay.

Well anyways, I thought it has been around a year, so I decided to change both the air and cabin filters. I preceded to purchase the last two filters in the store that would fit the Rogue.

Woohoo! I then took these bad boys home for around $23 buck-a-roos and installed both in under 15 min thanks to the guidance in here. If you thought changing the cabin filter was easy, changing the air filter was million times easier of course. So no reason not too. Both were dirty of course.

On top of that I found out a few weeks later that there was a rebate on both filters, so i saved $10 minus the stamps of course.

Double woo-hoo! :mike

Oh yeah, You can save an additional $2.00 if you get a PureOne airfilter!

Ps- I know people might hate rebates, but seriously I personally never had a problem getting my money back. :dblthumb:

Check it out!
http://www.purolatorautofilters.net/pro ... offer.aspx

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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee rebates rock! :band: :chuckle: :yesnod

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby SquiggyFreud » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:17 pm

Yes Pep boys does stock the rogue filter I found one there myself. My old filter had rocks, june bugs everything but the SPAM sink in it. I also used my air compressor and blew quite a bit of debris out of the filter slot.

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby NICEnEVILmike » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:20 am

Replacing the cabin air filter is very easy. Don't let the posts about removing the gas pedal assembly intimidate you because you don't have to do it. It took me longer to drive a mile to the auto parts store, find the filter and drive back home than it did to replace the filter itself.
Remove the panel next to the driver's right leg. It pulls off very easily with just a flat head screwdriver (once the panel is removed, note the metal tab next to the filter cover. It slides into a slot on the panel when you replace the panel after the filter is replaced). Look all the way under the dash, next to the gas pedal assembly and you will see a narrow vertical rectangle. This is the filter cover. Remove it, also using a screwdriver to pry it off from the center. You should see the edge of the filter now. Use the screwdriver to pull the filter out enough to get a grip on it with your fingers and work the filter out of the slot. If you pull the filter toward the driver's door it should come out pretty easily. It is very flexible, so don't worry about damaging it. Do everything in reverse to install your new filter, but be sure to look at the end of the filter and find the arrows indicating which way the air should flow through it.

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby kerrton » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:41 am

I agree, it is quite simple, the biggest problem is the uncomfortable position as you squish yourself up near the gas peddles.

One important correction: The narrow platic vertical cover - to remove it DO NOT pry in the middle with a screw driver, you will likely damage or break it. It is secured at the bottom, there is a small lever at the bottom just pull up on it and it will release, do not use a screw driver to remove it.

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby TaiLuu » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:37 pm

Pulled mines out last week to see it. I just cleaned and vacuumed it. 9600Miles on it and I had so much leaves, bugs, And Dirt on it.
My moms murano has 27k on it. Never changed or seen the Cabin filter........

I sprayed Lysol on my cabin filter and I realized that the heat core was mounted after the Cabinfilter.
I Thought my vents were going to catch on fire, I was so scared.
Anyone recommend something to spray on the Cabin Filter, So it gets disinfected and Deodorized.
I thought about using my Acqua Di Gio cologne, but It would of been too strong.

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby darthRogue09th » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:25 pm

I found this cabin air filter replacement video for Rogue.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3PrPSCsYWw[/youtube]

It looks so easy. Gas pedal does not need to be removed.

Darth

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby merlin69 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:28 pm

That was the best advice yet!! I replaced the cabin air filter in three minutes, even with my Wife hanging over me and Nagging "Are you done yet, are you done yet?!?!" :slap:

Highly recommend the video!
darthRogue09th wrote:I found this cabin air filter replacement video for Rogue.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3PrPSCsYWw[/youtube]

It looks so easy. Gas pedal does not need to be removed.

Darth

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby bam48 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:06 pm

Just want to confirm how easy it is to change the cabin filter. No need to go to the dealer. I just viewed the how to video on this forum and followed it to a T. Dealer quoted me $85.00 plus tax. I purchased a new filter at Canadian Tire for $21.00 and had it installed in under 10 minutes. Thanks to all the good advice here.

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby Rogue One » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:01 pm

bam48 wrote:Just want to confirm how easy it is to change the cabin filter. No need to go to the dealer. I just viewed the how to video on this forum and followed it to a T. Dealer quoted me $85.00 plus tax. I purchased a new filter at Canadian Tire for $21.00 and had it installed in under 10 minutes. Thanks to all the good advice here.
Or pay $10US for the same thing from eBay.

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby seraphg » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:06 am

Just bought one from Amazon for 9 bucks, and it's fit perfectly while very easy to be installed. I'm so glad to see the old dirty thing get replaced with the new one, :)

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby JMed » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:56 am

I just found the filter at eBay for only US $8.32 and free shipping.

NEW Cabin Air Filter with Installation Instructions

I'll be ordering a couple of these bad boys...

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby darylzero » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:23 pm

I use the Fram FreshBreeze w/ Arm & Hammer
http://framfreshbreeze.com/instructions ... SSAN/ROGUE

Rock Auto Parts has it for $13.91 Fram also has a $3 mail in rebate until 8/31

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby Rogue Noob » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:01 am

Napa also sells these cabin filters, I think they are $15-20 through them. I laughed at the parts guy at Nissan when he told me $30 dollars. I said "weren't these $10 a little while ago". Then he laughed at me! Hahaha. He cut it down to $20 for me since I was already getting some brake pads. Not sure if it is just the dealer near me or if all Nissan dealers price gauge. This is a 1-2 minute job once you have already done it one time.

Here is my little trick: There is often a lot of stuff (leaves, etc) sitting at the bottom of the filter holder thing and if you don't remove it, it will just taint your new filter right away. My first move was to just kick on the A/C and put it on the floor setting to shoot it out. When did I first do this? Immediately after vacuuming. Bad move. Do it before. This technique has since been perfected to add a mind blowing wrinkle. What is the revolutionary method you ask? Do the vacuuming AND the A/C at the same time. :crazy: I just put the hose up to the filter holder and blast the air. No mess! :woot:

Okay, maybe it wasn't such a big deal. :)

(Edit: corrected price)

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Re: Cabin air filter...

Postby ImStricken06 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:16 am

1yr old filter.

side note: i dont park under trees. this is purely what is sucked in via the system. there was TONS of pollen between the ribs of the filter.

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