Kepping is car in good conditions is one of the most important responsibilities you need to do if you want to keep your car in good condition and avoid unpredicted breakdowns that would require you to spend a lot of cash. Some maintenance tasks seem obvious to almost all people, including oil and filter changes, but for others you may not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to look into a less known but equally significant maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my Nissan Altima? For this, first we’ll see where the cabin filter on your Nissan Altima is, and secondly how to replace this famous filter, also called pollen filter.


Where is the cabin filter on my Nissan Altima?

So let’s start our content page with location of the cabin filter on your Nissan Altima. According to the year of your vehicle and the series, the filter can be found in three different places, we will now describe these locations.

Passenger compartment filter found in the engine compartment

To locate the cabin filter of your Nissan Altima?, we encourage you to check out the side of the engine compartment, in truth, it is one of the most chosen places for car producers. This is just because this is where the Nissan Altima’s external air intake is placed. This is where your vehicule will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is generally found 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 under the glove box of an Nissan Altima

The second possible position for the cabin filter on your Nissan Altima is under the glove compartment of your car. This is the simplest 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 Nissan Altima

Finally, last position where the cabin filter on your Nissan Altima can be found is under your dashboard, to access it you will have to remove your glove box which is almost always 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 Nissan Altima?

Finally, we will now discover how to replace the cabin filter of your Nissan Altima? Even though this is a rather easy to understand step, it must be done at the right time to prevent concerns on your car.

When to replace the cabin filter on Nissan Altima?

The big question for a large number of Nissan Altima 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; however, for the cabin filter, it’s a entire other question. It should be replaced every year if you use your car 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 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 Nissan Altima?

Last but not least, the last step that surely attracts you to this publication, how to remove the cabin filter from your Nissan Altima? This step is actually very basic. 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 Nissan Altima.

If you wish more tutorials on the Nissan Altima, go to our Nissan Altima category.