In this article, we highlight how to change the cabin air filter on 2019-2022 VW Jetta Mk7 or 2015-2021 Golf Mk7 models. This cabin air filter DIY replacement also applies to the 2018-2022 VW Atlas, 2018-2022 VW Tiguan, and 2019-2020 VW Arteon. Volkswagen Atlas, Tiguan, Arteon, and Golf models will have some slight visual differences, but the general interior cabin air filter replacement process will still be the same.
VW Cabin Air Filter Replacement DIY
Volkswagen cabin air filter replacement instructions apply to the following models:
- 2019-2022 VW Jetta Cabin Air Filter Replacement
- 2018-2022 VW Atlas Cabin Air Filter Replacement
- 2019-2020 VW Arteon Cabin Air Filter Replacement
- 2015-2021 VW Golf Cabin Air Filter Replacement
- 2018-2022 VW Tiguan Cabin Air Filter Replacement
How To Step 1
Begin by accessing the glove box located on the passenger side of the vehicle.
How To Step 2
Disconnect the linkage located on the right side of the glove box. Firmly pull on the base of the linkage towards the rear of the vehicle until you hear and feel it disengage.
How To Step 3
Compress the two locking clips located in the top corners of the glove box. While compressing the clips pull out on the glove box allowing it to lower.
How To Step 4
Remove the VW cabin air filter cover by pressing and releasing the three locking tabs located on the top side of the cover. At the same time pull the cover in an outward direction. Once the locking tabs are released, begin tipping the cover outward, releasing the three lower tabs.
How To Step 5
Remove the old interior VW cabin filter. Also, inspect the cabin filter housing area for any debris and remove it as needed.
How To Step 6
Begin installing the new VW cabin filter. Confirm that the airflow direction of the new filter is pointing down during installation. Slide the new interior cabin filter into the filter housing.
How To Step 7
Reinstall the VW cabin filter housing cover. Align and insert the bottom three tabs, tip up, and firmly press the cover against the housing until you hear all three top clips click or lock in place.
How To Step 8
Tip the glove box upwards and allow the two top corner tabs to clip or lock back in place.
How To Step 9
Reinstall the glove box linkage and place any contents back into the glove box confirming that it closes and latches correctly.
Helpful VW Cabin Air Filter Replacement Information and Reminders
What Does Your VW Cabin Air Filter Do?
The cabin filter is definitely an overlooked maintenance item on most of the vehicles we've seen. The pollen filter is designed to specifically remove pollen, allergens, and road dust from the air before entering your vehicle's interior cabin. The carbon-activated filter allows for the same filtration as the pollen filter but also filters odors, gases, and harmful air pollutants. These cabin filters allow for fresh filtered air to be delivered to the driver and passengers of the vehicle for health, safety, and driving comfort.
VW Cabin Air Filter Replacement Intervals
We recommend replacing your VW's interior cabin filter once a year or every 20,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
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