Kia - Replace Cabin Air Filter

Kia Replace Cabin Air Filter

This tutorial provides instructions on changing the cabin air filter on multiple Kia and Hyundai vehicles.

Replacing the cabin air filter on Kia and Hyundai vehicles is easy and can be completed in less than twenty minutes.

What you will need

  • Cabin Air Filter


Instructions on changing the cabin air filter on several Kia / Hyundai vehicles, model years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

  1. Park the Hyundai / Kia and open the passenger door.
  2. Open the glove box. Remove the glove box stoppers by twisting them. Remove both glove box stoppers.
  3. The cabin filter has a plastic cover. Press the tab to release and remove the cabin air filter cover/door.
  4. Remove the old cabin air filter by pulling it out. cabin filter diy replacement kia optima 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  5. Install the new cabin air filter by pressing it in. Install the door and the two glovebox stoppers. how to change cabin air filter kia optima 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

The interior cabin air filter is installed behind the glove box. It traps the dust or other pollutants that come into the vehicle from the outside through the heating and air conditioning system.

If dust accumulates in the filtered airflow from the air vents may decrease.


  • Replace the filter according to the Maintenance Schedule found in your owner’s manual. For vehicles are driven in severe conditions such as dusty, rough roads, more frequent air filter changes are required.

Part Numbers

  • Carbon cabin air filter: DHF157 97133-D4100, 97133-D4000, 97133-C2000
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 97133-D4100 , 97133-C2000(USA) compatible
  • CF11178, Purolator C36179, Prime Guard PCF6179 C20035C 97133-3SAA0

Filter Dimensions

  • 223x191x30mm ( 8.78 x 7.51 x 1.18 inch )



  • Azera 12-14,
  • Santa Fe 13-16,
  • Santa Fe XL 13-16,
  • Sonata 11-14,
  • Sonata Hybrid 11-14

Kia :

  • Optima 11-16,
  • Optima Hybrid 11-16,
  • Sedona 11-16

We hope you find the Kia – Replace Cabin Air Filter guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Kia.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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