Change The Cabin Air Filter on a Chevrolet Camaro
Learn how to change a 5th Gen Camaro (2010-2015) cabin air filter. The manufacturer's schedule recommends to replace it every 20,000 miles. This guide includes all the tools and parts needed to get the job done quickly.
A commonly overlooked maintenance item on todays modern cars is the cabin filter. The purpose of the cabin filter is to clean the air that enters through the ventilation system by filtering out pollen, dust, and other various materials (including some odors) that can give your car that not so new smell. This is particularly important if you suffer from allergies or other respiratory problems.
The average recommendation to change a cabin filter is every 12,000-15,000 miles or once a year. This article covers how to change your cabin filter on a 5th Generation Camaro from 2010-2015.
- Flat head screwdriver or plastic rivet prybar
Removing the Cabin Filter
Pop the hood of your Camaro and secure it open.
The cabin air filter is located on the passenger side underneath the wiper cowling. Remove the 3 plastic rivets (labeled as A, B, C in the image below) on the panel. Pry the middle of the rivet first to unlock it, then you can remove the base of the rivet.
Peel back the cowl gasket just past the panel.
With all rivets removed, you can now remove the panel by pulling it out towards the front of the car and straight up.
There is a hold down bracket on top of the cabin air filter to secure it into place. On each side are tabs (labeled A and B in the image below). Pull these tabs to release the hold down bracket. Carefully remove this bracket.
Slide the cabin filter out.
Install New Cabin Filter
With the air flow arrows facing towards the rear of the car, slide the new filter back into position.
Reinstall hold down bracket onto it's respective slots making sure it is securely into place.
Reinstall plastic panel and reinsert the plastic rivets. The best method I found was to line it up close into position and slide it back towards the windshield to engage it back into place. This will help it seat back into the gasket that sits along the lower portion of the windshield.
Push wiper cowl gasket back into place.
Close your hood and enjoy freshly filtered air on your next outing!