How to Change a Cabin Filter on a Toyota Sienna
Most new vehicles are equipped with a cabin air filter which prevents pollutants and allergens from entering the passenger cab of the vehicle. A Toyota Sienna is one of these vehicles. You can find how often the manufacturer recommends replacing the cabin air filter in the maintenance schedule manual for the Sienna. Save yourself some money while you're at it and replace the filter yourself. It's easy to do and only requires a screwdriver.
- Moderately Easy
- Phillips head screwdriver
- New cabin air filter
Remove the contents from the glove box and set aside.
Locate and remove the screw with the screwdriver on the lower right hand side of the glove box. It is holding the glove box rod to the support arm.
Slide the rod off of the arm.
Push both sides of the glove box inward and allow it to drop down.
Locate and remove the cabin air filter bracket in the upper dash area behind the glove box. Release the tabs in either side and pull it out.
Remove the filter from the bracket.
Insert the new filter (with proper air flow direction) into the bracket making sure to lock it under the tabs on the right and left side.
Insert the bracket back into the cabin air filter cavity and push until the tabs click to lock the bracket in place.
Reinstall the glove box and slide the rod back onto the arm.
Replace the screw and tighten.
Return the contents to the glove box.