PTC Custom Fit Cabin Air Filter Installation - 2018 Subaru Forester

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How to Install the PTC Custom Fit Cabin Air Filter on a 2018 Subaru Forester

Rob: Rob here at and today you're going to be taking a look at the PTC custom fit cabin air filter on our 2018 Subaru Forester.Now a cabin filter is gonna do for your car what a furnace filter does for your house. It's gonna filter all the air that's coming in before it comes through our vents. It's gonna help out a lot if you have allergies, if you smoke and just cleaning up the air that's inside the car.As you can see on our old filter, it is catching some small particles and some bigger things, which is a good thing, it didn't get stuck in the fan or make it's way further down the system causing more damage.The manufacturer is gonna recommend that you check your air filter every few thousand miles or about once a year. You're gonna wanna double-check your Subaru's owners manual to see the exact time frame.You want to start out on the passenger side. We'll open up our glove box and then all the way on the outer edge, we're gonna have this shock dampener that's mounted to the side of the glove box that we're gonna have to remove. If we grab it and we pull towards the outside, it'll slide right off.

We just leave this loose for now and we'll come to each edge of our glove box and we're gonna squeeze in so we can bring those stops past and lower the glove box all the way.I'm gonna slowly rotate it down and once it gets to about this level, we should be able to pull it off and set it down so we don't drop it. If we look inside, behind our glove box, we'll find a cover that's going to be exactly the same as our new filter. It'll have those two tabs on it, so we'll squeeze the top and bottom ones together and we'll pull our filter out.We'll go ahead and grab our new filter and put it in place. You just want to verify the area is pointing up, and we can slide our filter in place, make sure it locks in and then we can just put our glove box back in. Press the shock mount back in and we're ready to hit the road..

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