Kepping is car in good conditions is one of the most important duties you need to achieve if you want to keep your car in good condition and avoid unexpected breakdowns that would require you to spend a lot of cash. Some maintenance tasks seem obvious to nearly everybody, just like oil and filter changes, but for others you might 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 Chevrolet Malibu? To do this, first we’ll check out where the cabin filter on your Chevrolet Malibu is, and secondly how to replace this famous filter, also called pollen filter.

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Where is the cabin filter on my Chevrolet Malibu?

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

Passenger compartment filter located in the engine compartment

To find the cabin filter of your Chevrolet Malibu?, we recommend you to take a look at the side of the engine compartment, in truth, it is one of the most popular places for car makers. This is just mainly because this is where the Chevrolet Malibu’s external air intake is installed. This is where your vehicule 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 under the glove box of an Chevrolet Malibu

The second possible location for the cabin filter on your Chevrolet Malibu is under the glove compartment of your motor vehicle. This is the most simple place to access, you will just have to lie down and look under your glove box and you should recognize a black box including the pollen filter, just unclip it to access your filter.

Cabin filter which is under the dashboard of your Chevrolet Malibu

Finally, last position where the cabin filter on your Chevrolet Malibu can be located is under your dashboard, to access it you will have to take off your glove box which is usually 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 Chevrolet Malibu?

Finally, we will now teach you how to replace the cabin filter of your Chevrolet Malibu? Nevertheless this is a rather simple step, it must be done at the right time to avoid problems on your motor vehicle.

When to replace the cabin filter on Chevrolet Malibu?

The big query for most Chevrolet Malibu 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 article content on the removal of the service indicator light; however, for the cabin filter, it’s a whole other question. It should be replaced 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 pollutants, allergens and exhaust gases. Do not hesitate to replace it more regularly if you drive in city.

How to take off the cabin filter on my Chevrolet Malibu?

Last but not least, the last step that certainly draws you to this tips guide, how to take off the cabin filter from your Chevrolet Malibu? This step is in fact very simple. Once you’ve found the position of the filter, all you have to do is to unclip the box in which it is located and gently 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 Chevrolet Malibu.

If you want more guides on the Chevrolet Malibu, go to our Chevrolet Malibu category.