Vehicle maintenance is one of the important tasks you need to achieve if you want to keep your automobile in good condition and avoid unpredicted breakdowns that would require you to spend a lot of money. Some maintenance tasks seem obvious to everyone, including oil and filter replacing, but for others you might not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to focus on a less known but equally essential maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my Acura RDX? To do this, first we’ll discover where the cabin filter on your Acura RDX is, and secondly how to replace this famous filter, also called pollen filter.


Where is the cabin filter on my Acura RDX?

So let’s start our content page with location of the cabin filter on your Acura RDX. Based on the year of your motor vehicle and the series, the filter can be located in three different places, we will now detail these locations.

Passenger compartment filter situated in the engine compartment

To find the cabin filter of your Acura RDX?, we suggest you to check out the side of the engine compartment, in reality, it is one of the most preferred places for car makers. This is only because this is where the Acura RDX’s external air intake is positioned. This is where your car will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is most of the time based just beneath the windscreen, at the level of the air vents, you can access it through the bonnet of your automotive, it will be in a plastic box.

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

The second possible area for the cabin filter on your Acura RDX is under the glove compartment of your car. This is the easiest place to access, you will just have to lie down and look under your glove box and you should identify a black box containing the pollen filter, just unclip it to access your filter.

Cabin filter which is under the dashboard of your Acura RDX

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

How to replace the cabin filter of my Acura RDX?

Finally, we will now discover how to replace the cabin filter of your Acura RDX? Even though this is a rather easy to understand technique, it must be done at the right time to prevent concerns on your motor vehicle.

When to replace the cabin filter on Acura RDX?

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

How to remove the cabin filter on my Acura RDX?

Last but not least, the last step that definitely attracts you to this guide, how to remove the cabin filter from your Acura RDX? This step is honestly very basic. 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 softly 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 RDX.

If you wish more guides on the Acura RDX, go to our Acura RDX category.