Where to locate and how to replace GMC Acadia cabin air filter

Where to locate and how to replace GMC Acadia cabin air filter. Under normal operating condition the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12.000 miles or 12 months. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

Where is located GMC Acadia cabin air filter from year 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

GMC Acadia cabin air filter is located under glove compartment.

How to change GMC Acadia cabin air filter:

  • Open glove compartment and remove the pins from each side of the glove compartment, then leave glove compartment to hang down like you see in picture bellow.Where to Locate GMC Acadia cabin air filter
  • Twist the glove compartment retainers and pull outward to remove this. Here you will be able to see cabin air filter housing cover.
  • Remove the cabin air filter housing from the heater – A/C housing and then remove the cabin air filter element from the housing.How to change Change GMC Acadia cabin air filter
  • Install cabin air filter housing cover and engage the retainers.
  • Install the glove compartment to the instrument panel.
  • Replace glove compartment back in place and install the pins.

Why is necessary to replace the cabin air filter?

The GMC Acadia pollen filter is designed to remove much of the dust, pollen, pollutants and bacteria penetrate into the interior, protecting the health of passengers and in particular children. In general, it is advisable to change cabin filter every 10.000 miles and especially spring due to accumulations of dirt and moisture in autumn / winter. Besides the health aspect also contributes to the comfort and driver visibility filters were used as effects, odor and misting particularly humid days.

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If your GMC Acadia air conditioning performance seems lower than expected, check the A/C air filter and the front of the A/C condenser for an accumulation of dirt or insects.

Pictures can be different from one car to another but the procedure is the same.

Source: GMC Acadia owners manual.

9 thoughts on “Where to locate and how to replace GMC Acadia cabin air filter

    1. I checked in the 2010 GMG Acadia service manual and it seems this model don’t have cabin filter. I’ll come back with an answer when I know more.

  1. I’m 70 and used to do all my own work, but could not locate the spark plugs and cabin air filter on a 2012 GMC Terrain, this site was excellent and did not make be feel like an idiot

  2. 2006 gmc Arcadia I can not remove the cabin filter 110,000miles did know it was their.please help

  3. 2009 GMC Acadia. I bought a cabin filter but there is not a cabin filter door behind glove box or anywhere. So guess what I wasted my time removing glove box.

  4. Why do the videos show replacement of the cabin filter on a 2010 Acadia SLT2 when there is no “door” or door clips to open it?

  5. I have an 08 GMC Acadia SLT and it also has no cabin air filter. What’s up with the parts houses selling products for a vehicle that the product doesn’t exist. Why do they also have videos for the same thing. They need to have exemptions if necessary.

  6. 74 year old female trying to change air filter behind the glove box in her Acadia 2010. After buying a filter which is advertised as fitting a 2010 and watching videos, I finally get the glove box disengaged only to find NO AIR FILTER BOX behind the glove compartment. Now, I’ve spent money on a filter for nothing and struggling to open glove box only to struggle to put it back in place. And I say struggle because I have severe arthritis in my hands. Why is it advertised as having one???

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