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How to Replace Cabin Air Filter on a Kia Optima 2016-2020

DIY Cost: $ 10 - 20
Est. Time: 10 mins
Difficulty: Easy

Summary

Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the cabin air filter on a 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Unlock the vehicle and open the passenger door.The glove box of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  2. Open the glove box located above the front-seat passenger's footwell.The glove box of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.Opening the glove box of the Kia Optima.

     

  3. Twist the tabs inside the glove box counterclockwise to unlock them.The tabs inside the glove box.Removing the tabs inside the glove box.

     

  4. Pull out the clamp on the right side of the glove box to access the cabin air filter.The clamp holding the glove box.Removing the clamp connected to the glove box.

     

  5. Squeeze the tab on the right side of the cabin air filter cover and remove it from the housing.Removing the cabin air filter cover.Removing the cover of the cabin air filter.

     

  6. Pull the cabin air filter out.Removing the cabin air filter of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.Removing the cabin air filter of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  7. Install the new cabin air filter by pushing it to its place. Note the direction of the airflow, the air filter should have an arrow on the side.Installing the new cabin air filter of the Kia Optima.

     

  8. Reinstall the cover of the cabin air filter. Line it up back to the cabin air filter box and push it to lock in place.Reinstalling the cover back to the cabin air filter.Reinstalling the cover of the cabin air filter.

     

  9. Hook the clamp back to the glove box.Reinstalling the clamp back to the glove box.

     

  10. Line up the tab back to the glove box and twist it clockwise to lock it.Reinstalling the clamp back to the glove box.

     

  11. Close the glove box.Closing the glove box of the Kia Optima.

     

How to Replace Cabin Air Filter on a Kia Optima 2016-2020 What you will need Cabin air filter (Kia Optima) Procedure Unlock the vehicle and open the passenger door.