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2015-2022 Mustang Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Created by Jude Horstman
Date Created: 3/9/2022
Last Updated: 3/11/2022

Ford recommends replacing your 2015-2022 S550 Mustang cabin air filter every 12 months! Cabin air filters clean incoming air during heater, air conditioner, and vent modes keeping Dust, pollen, mold spores, and other particles out that otherwise flow into your S550 Mustang. Cabin filters are particularly beneficial for people with allergies and they do an effective job of removing allergens from the air. Here is a quick how-to for the installation process on our 2015 S550 Mustang:

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2015-2022 Mustang Cabin Air Filter Install - 2015-2022 Mustang Cabin Air Filter Install

2015-2022 Mustang S550 Cabin Air Filter Install


What's Needed?


Installation Time | 5-10 Minutes


  1. Open Glove Box

  2. Empty out your entire glovebox and push the glove box damper on the right side in, up and out to free your glovebox from the dash.
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  4. Push in both sides of the glovebox towards each other until the rubber stoppers clear the housing. Let the glove box drop.
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    2015-2022 Mustang Cabin Air Filter Install - 2015-2022 Mustang Cabin Air Filter Install

    2015-2022 Mustang Cabin Air Filter Install - 2015-2022 Mustang Cabin Air Filter Install

  6. Locate and remove the airbox cover behind the lift cloth panel.
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  8. Use the T20 Torx Driver to remove the single screw holding the cover in place. Set aside the cover once removed. (We recommend removing the cover from under the dash. This will allow the most clearance when performing the install.)
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  10. Remove the old cabin air filter by using the paper tab connected and pull out. This can be done from both underneath the dash or from the lift cloth.
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  12. Before installing the new filter, check inside the air box for debris that can be removed prior to the install.

  13. Look for the arrow on the filter and make sure it is pointing in the right direction before installing it into the airbox. The arrow will be pointing towards the dash for optimal airflow. Slide the filter back into place, with only the tab sticking out.

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  15. Fold the air filter tab back into place and reinstall the airbox lid with the T20 Torx Driver. The screw does not have to be extremely tight. Just screw back into place lightly and hand tighten.
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  17. Reinstall the glovebox by flipping the lift cloth back into place. Push in both sides of the glovebox until the rubber stoppers clear the box housing. Reattach the glovebox damper by pushing in and down. Place all belongings back into the glove box and you’re finished!
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  19. Before & After! This filter has been in our 2015 S550 Mustang for a long time!
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Conclusion

The S550 Cabin Air Filter is super quick and easy to do within a couple of minutes. Take this time to check the A/C and heat to make sure everything is working properly. You should instantly notice a difference when it comes to air quality with air flowing into your cabin.



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