2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

  • These are the Nissan-Supplied instructions for the In-Cabin Microfilter. They  are somewhat generic, and were not 100% accurate to my car. The only  difference  was that my car did not have the “Glove Box Finisher”. Besides that, everything  else was correct. Perhaps the Glove Box Finisher  was eliminated in later  5th-Gen Maximas?
  • I bought my filter at a Nissan Dealership. The cost for one of these babies  is $58.74!!! Cheaper deals can probably be had on the Internet.
  • Nissan recommends changing this filter approximately once per year. This  procedure is not listed in the owner’s manual, as Nissan prefers this  operation  be dealer-installed. With only a Philips screwdriver, if you are the least bit  competent you can do this job yourself and save the money.  The filter alone is  expensive enough!!
2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

 

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

 

1.Start by removing the glove box latch. 2 screws and it’s out.

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

2.Next, remove the 4 screws holding the glove box in place. There are 2 at the top  and 2 at the bottom. You will have to disconnect the glove box  light, and the  air bag connector. Both come off easily, and the entire glove box can be  removed.

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

3.Once the glove box is out, the next step is to pop off the metal clip holding  the white filter cover in place.

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

4.Now the filter can be slid out. Apparently, the micro filter put in at the  factory is a single piece, and does not look like the factory replacement  filters you will put back in. In fact, the replacement filters look much nicer  (higher quality). This picture shows the empty hole where the old  filter was.

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

5.This side-by-side shows the stock filter removed on the left, and the  replacement filters on the right. I was quite amazed at how dirty this filter  got. The replacement filters come in two pieces, and have plastic holders that  enable them to slide into place more easily than the original filter.

My filter had all sorts of black dirt, crud and leaf pieces in it!!! And I  keep this car garaged, and never drive it in the rain (if I can help it).

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

6.The easiest way to get the new filters in is to put one in at the bottom, then  once it is in, slide it up into the top position, since it is  difficult to get  the proper angle to put the top one in directly.

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

7.Here is the completed filter installation, with both filters securely in place.  Replace the white filter cover, glove box, reconnect the light and  air bag  connectors, and this installation is complete. Ahhhh, fresh air to breathe once  again.

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

2000-2003 Nissan Maxima In Cabin Micro Filter Replacement Procedure

 

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