Vehicle maintenance is one of the essential tasks you need to achieve if you want to keep your automobile in good condition and avoid unexpected equipment failures that would necessitate you to spend a lot of money. Some maintenance work seem obvious to nearly everybody, just like oil and filter replacing, but for others you might not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to focus on a less famous but equally significant maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my Nissan Pathfinder? For this, first we’ll find out where the cabin filter on your Nissan Pathfinder is, and secondly how to replace this popular filter, as well known as pollen filter.


Where is the cabin filter on my Nissan Pathfinder?

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

Passenger compartment filter situated in the engine compartment

To locate the cabin filter of your Nissan Pathfinder?, we suggest you to take a look at the side of the engine compartment, in reality, it is one of the most popular locations for car manufacturers. This is simply because this is where the Nissan Pathfinder’s external air intake is installed. This is where your car will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is most of the time located just beneath 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 Nissan Pathfinder

The second possible position for the cabin filter on your Nissan Pathfinder 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 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 Pathfinder

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

Finally, we will now show you how to replace the cabin filter of your Nissan Pathfinder? Even though this is a rather easy to understand procedure, it must be done at the right time to prevent problems on your automobile.

When to replace the cabin filter on Nissan Pathfinder?

The big question for many Nissan Pathfinder 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 content page on the removal of the service indicator light; nevertheless, for the cabin filter, it’s a complete other question. It should be changed every year if you use your automobile 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 Nissan Pathfinder?

Last but not least, the last step that surely draws you to this publication, how to remove the cabin filter from your Nissan Pathfinder? 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 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 Nissan Pathfinder.

If you have any further questions about the Nissan Pathfinder, do not hesitate to consult our Nissan Pathfinder category.