Vehicle maintenance is one of the important tasks you need to achieve if you want to keep your car in good condition and avoid unforeseen breakdowns that would necessitate you to waste a lot of cash. Some maintenance tasks seem obvious to almost all people, just like oil and filter changes, but for others you may not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to concentrate on a less notorious but equally crucial maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my Mazda 6? To do this, first we’ll find out where the cabin filter on your Mazda 6 is, and secondly how to replace this famous filter, as well called pollen filter.


Where is the cabin filter on my Mazda 6?

So let’s start our article with location of the cabin filter on your Mazda 6. Determined by the year of your motor vehicle and the series, the filter can be placed in three different places, we will now describe these locations.

Passenger compartment filter situated in the engine compartment

To find the cabin filter of your Mazda 6?, we recommend you to take a look at the side of the engine compartment, in fact, it is one of the most popular spots for car manufacturers. This is only mainly because this is where the Mazda 6’s external air intake is positioned. This is where your motor vehicle will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is most of the time placed just below the windscreen, at the level of the air vents, you can access it through the bonnet of your motor vehicle, it will be in a plastic box.

Cabin filter which is beneath the glove box of an Mazda 6

The second possible area for the cabin filter on your Mazda 6 is under the glove compartment of your car. This is the most simple place to access, you will just have to lie down and look under your glove box and you should see a black box containing the pollen filter, just unclip it to access your filter.

Cabin filter which is under the dashboard of your Mazda 6

Finally, last spot where the cabin filter on your Mazda 6 can be placed is beneath your dashboard, to access it you will have to remove your glove box which is in most cases 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 Mazda 6?

Finally, we will now teach you how to replace the cabin filter of your Mazda 6? Even though this is a rather common technique, it must be done at the right time to prevent complications on your vehicle.

When to replace the cabin filter on Mazda 6?

The big question for a large number of Mazda 6 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 consult our article on the removal of the service indicator light; however, for the cabin filter, it’s a entire other question. It should be changed every year if you use your 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 fumes. Do not hesitate to replace it more frequently if you drive in city.

How to remove the cabin filter on my Mazda 6?

Last but not least, the last step that certainly draws you to this publication, how to remove the cabin filter from your Mazda 6? This step is actually 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 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 Mazda 6.

To get more tips on the Mazda 6, take a look at the Mazda 6 category.