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Changing the cabin air filter was pretty straight forward. Need phillips screwdriver and pliers. No digits were lost during this install...

Remove all screws from glove box.


Careful! Close glove box before removal, or all your stuff will fall out:ihih:
Caution! Remove light harness during box removal, or XXXXX(%^&@#(&$


Use pliers to grasp tab on old filter. I pulled down and out on filter to remove the top tab first, but you can also pull up and out to remove bottom tab first. Remove both tabs.



Slide out filter, using finger to assist top of filter.


Hmmmm, original filter? idk, i bought V used...


Insert top left corner of filter first, then slide filter in, inserting both tabs

Re-attach light bulb harness, re-install glove box screws, and verify light bulb works by turning on the headlights.
Ready for summer! 08v
 

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Never done mine, and I have over 80k miles. Guess I should. lol
 

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I did it at 30k and it was pretty nasty. I couldn't imagine it at 80k. I currently have 35k on this one. I really should swap it out.
 

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Oops, I thought my model didn't come with a cabin air filter and I have 50k on the original. Looks like a great weekend project. Has anyone notice and improvement in the cabin smell? I could swear that all Nissan get a weird musty smell the older they get. I noticed it riding in my buddies Sentra and now that I have my Versa, I noticed that the new car smell has been replaced with the musty smell from the other Nissans that I have been in.
 

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Oops, I thought my model didn't come with a cabin air filter and I have 50k on the original. Looks like a great weekend project. Has anyone notice and improvement in the cabin smell? I could swear that all Nissan get a weird musty smell the older they get. I noticed it riding in my buddies Sentra and now that I have my Versa, I noticed that the new car smell has been replaced with the musty smell from the other Nissans that I have been in.
I recently had the musty smell in my V, but I've had it in many cars, starting the A/C after months of non-use. After changing cabin filter, and several days of A/C, smell is gone. Also with my sentra, I sprayed Lysol aerosol through the cabin inlet, at the base of the windshield. Use a lemon scent rather than "industrial" scent for best results
 

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I recently had the musty smell in my V, but I've had it in many cars, starting the A/C after months of non-use. After changing cabin filter, and several days of A/C, smell is gone. Also with my sentra, I sprayed Lysol aerosol through the cabin inlet, at the base of the windshield. Use a lemon scent rather than "industrial" scent for best results
thanks 08versailles, I will try and kill this smell following your recommendations.
 

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I recently had the musty smell in my V, but I've had it in many cars, starting the A/C after months of non-use. After changing cabin filter, and several days of A/C, smell is gone. Also with my sentra, I sprayed Lysol aerosol through the cabin inlet, at the base of the windshield. Use a lemon scent rather than "industrial" scent for best results
u mean remove the cabin filter.

spray Lysol on the inlet, and the base of the windshield.
then insert the new cabin filter?
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 · (Edited)
^That's right, except my Sentra was a base model and didn't have a cabin filter.
I think some Versas are the same with some S models. I believe you can still put a filter in regardless. I wish I had the filter back then because a mouse made its way into the Sentra blower fan! Ewww! Yuck!
Glad thread is helpful
edit Time to change it again! Was only $16 last time
 

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u mean remove the cabin filter.
spray Lysol on the inlet, and the base of the windshield.
then insert the new cabin filter?
^That's right
what about this.

keep the key in ON position with the engine off.
Remove the cabin filter
Turn on the blower motor setting to 1 or 2.
Now spray Lysol, so it will get recirculated must faster, since the fan is running.

Works :p ?
 

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Sounds like that will work just fine, that's probably what i'll do again, unless it's not smelly this time
 

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I see that it says that we are suppsoe to have a sticker on the inside of the glove box if we have a cabin filter...my 2012 s hb does not have this sticker...anyone know for sure if this is true? and if so can you put a fliter in if you wish? and pics would be great too.
 
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