How to Replace a Honda Accord 2002 Cabin Filter

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The 2002 Honda Accord is fitted with a cabin air filter that prevents debris, dust and allergens from making their way into the passenger compartment. Honda recommends that this filter be replaced every year or after 10,000 miles. If the Accord is routinely driven on dirt roads or in heavily polluted conditions, such as heavy traffic, the filter should be checked and replaced more often. A clean cabin filter helps the air flow more easily through the vehicle's ventilation system. The cabin filter on the 2002 Accord is comprised of two filters, positioned side by side.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Open the glove compartment. Press in on the locking tabs on both sides of the glove compartment.

  • Remove the three screws on the right, center and left of the glove compartment. Close the glove compartment.

  • Lift up the access panel on the right side of the compartment to remove it.

  • Lift up and remove the access panel under the radio. Remove the screw on the right side under the panel.

  • Pull off the access panel beneath the glove compartment. Remove the two screws on the underside of the compartment. Remove the screw on the exposed metal bar.

  • Pull the glove compartment out of the dash. Disconnect the light wire on the left side to move the compartment out of the way out.

  • Remove the two screws remaining on the metal bar. Lift the metal bar out of the dash.

  • Pull up on the filter access door to unhook it. Remove the filter access door.

  • Pull the exposed filter straight out to remove it. Slide the second filter into the opening. Pull the second filter out of the compartment.

  • Insert the first new cabin filter into the compartment. Move the filter to the side to make room for the second filter.

  • Insert the second filter into the compartment. Replace the access door. Press on the door until it snaps into place.

  • Replace the metal bar and the screws that hold it in place.

  • Place the glove compartment back into the dash. Connect the light wire as the compartment is being inserted.

  • Insert the screw on the right side of the panel area, under the radio. Replace the panel.

  • Replace the access panel on the right side of the glove compartment.

  • Replace the three screws on the right, center and left of the glove compartment. Open the glove compartment.

  • Press the locking tabs on the sides of the glove compartment out to lock the compartment back into place.

References

  • "Cabin Air Filter Installation Guide"; Robert Bosch LLC; 2008
  • Photo Credit Driendl Group/Stockbyte/Getty Images
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