Kepping is car in good conditions is one of the crucial tasks you need to achieve if you want to keep your car in good condition and avoid unexpected malfunctions that would require you to waste a lot of money. Some maintenance work seem obvious to everyone, such as oil and filter changes, but for others you may not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to look into a less notorious but equally essential maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my Acura ILX? To do this, first we’ll check out where the cabin filter on your Acura ILX is, and secondly how to replace this famous filter, also called pollen filter.


Where is the cabin filter on my Acura ILX?

So let’s start our article content with location of the cabin filter on your Acura ILX. Depending on the year of your vehicle and the series, the filter can be located in three different spots, we will now describe these locations.

Passenger compartment filter positioned in the engine compartment

To locate the cabin filter of your Acura ILX?, we recommend you to check out the side of the engine compartment, in truth, it is one of the most chosen spots for car producers. This is simply simply because this is where the Acura ILX’s external air intake is installed. This is where your motor vehicle will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is generally placed just below the windscreen, at the level of the air vents, you can access it through the bonnet of your car, it will be in a plastic box.

Cabin filter which is below the glove box of an Acura ILX

The second possible area for the cabin filter on your Acura ILX is under the glove compartment of your motor vehicle. This is the least difficult place to access, you will just have to lie down and look under your glove box and you should find a black box containing the pollen filter, just unclip it to access your filter.

Cabin filter which is under the dashboard of your Acura ILX

Finally, last location where the cabin filter on your Acura ILX can be located is below your dashboard, to access it you will have to take out your glove box which is generally held by clips or a screw. Once this is done, you should see the black box it is in.

How to replace the cabin filter of my Acura ILX?

Finally, we will now show you how to replace the cabin filter of your Acura ILX? Although this is a rather basic maneuver, it must be done at the right time to avoid complications on your vehicle.

When to replace the cabin filter on Acura ILX?

The big question for a good number of Acura ILX owners is when to replace this filter, because we know that you have to change it every 20,000 kilometres; don’t be reluctant to read our article content on the removal of the service indicator light; nevertheless, for the cabin filter, it’s a whole other question. It should be replaced every year if you use your vehicle regularly or every two years if you drive in the country side and only make short trips. The purpose of this filter is to filter out air impurities, allergens and exhaust gas. Do not hesitate to replace it more regularly if you drive in city.

How to take out the cabin filter on my Acura ILX?

Last but not least, the last step that surely attracts you to this instruction, how to take out the cabin filter from your Acura ILX? This step is seriously very simple. Once you’ve found the location of the filter, all you have to do is to unclip the box in which it is located and carefully pull it out. Be careful when taking it out to look carefully in which direction it is positioned (you will often find an arrow that gives the direction of the air), so remember to position your new filter in the same direction. You just have to close and re-clip the box and you’re done changing the cabin filter of your Acura ILX.

Whenever you have any additional questions about the Acura ILX, do not hesitate to consult our Acura ILX category.