Honda Accord HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide With Pictures

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Paul Michaels, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. The A/C was starting to smell musty in our 09 Accord, so I replaced
    the HVAC cabin air filter with a new one. I took pictures of the
    process and created a quick guide.

    It should be the same procedure for other 08, 09, 10 and possibly 2011
    Accord sedans or coupes.

    Here's the guide -

    I hope it helps someone.

    Paul Michaels
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Paul Michaels, Jul 27, 2010
  2. Paul Michaels

    jim beam Guest

    for an attention-whore, you've chosen a really bad topic - re-writing
    the owner's manual is a complete waste of time, not least, your own.
    jim beam, Jul 27, 2010
  3. You're being a bit harsh on the boy.

    My owner's manual ('07) has no instructions at all for changing the
    cabin filter. It says to take it to the dealer.

    Around here, dealers charge $80-$!09 plus tax to replace the $22 OEM
    retail cost filter. Auto supply stores stock a $7 Purolator version--
    which is what I used in mine...and which works just fine thank you very

    It's cabin air for Pete's sakes. If you drive with the window open, you
    get all that "nasty" fresh air blowing right smack in your face. What a
    useless piece of equipment!
    Vincent Parry, Jul 27, 2010
  4. Make that $80-$109...
    Vincent Parry, Jul 27, 2010
  5. Paul Michaels

    jim beam Guest

    actually, it's an extremely useful piece of equipment.

    remember how in the old days, a/c used to stink? have you noticed how
    these days it doesn't? that's because the filter stops/significantly
    reduces accumulation of all the small airborne detritus that accumulates
    in the evaporator with the condensation, them molds and stinks the car
    out. on really old cars, that accumulation can get so bad, air flow
    through the evaporator can get clogged badly and it becomes almost
    impossible to heat, cool or demist. the filter stops all that from

    bottom line, cabin filters are a great idea.
    jim beam, Jul 27, 2010
  6. Ok, Ok-- at seven bucks a pop, I'll replace it every oil change;-) Not
    counting the time to empty/reload the glove box, it takes about 30
    seconds to do!
    Vincent Parry, Jul 27, 2010
  7. Paul Michaels

    Seth Guest

    Except if you read some of his other "How-Tos" he omits information that is
    quite important. Like his how to change the oil makes no mention of
    inspecting to make sure the old filter gasket came off with the filter and
    isn't still on the vehicle. That is a vital step in changing the oil.
    Seth, Jul 28, 2010
  8. Paul Michaels

    Tegger Guest

    Yeah, and he says that for "added safety", he "likes" to use a jack-stand
    to augment the hydraulic jack. He posted that howto in at least two groups,
    was called-out on the error by a number of pposters, and has never bothered
    to change the howto so as to correct his mistake.

    It's like he posts the link, then never, ever checks back for reader input.
    I'm almost thinnking he posts those links solely to get hits for his Google
    Tegger, Jul 28, 2010
  9. Paul Michaels

    Zeppo Guest

    Yeahbut, first time I changed the filter in my '06 I had to go look for a
    guide just like this. I for one am glad people are posting this stuff.
    Zeppo, Jul 28, 2010
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