Guide Mazda5 Cabin Air Filter Replacement with pics

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South Carolina
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12 MZ5 13 CX-5
This is an easy, but kinda aggravating task.
First step, remove the inner kick panel from the center console. Two clips simply pops off of the front, then slides out of the rear holder.
Panel to be removed.jpg


Now remove the upper panel, there are two clips you hit with your fingers on either side to release this.
Second panel.jpg

There's our prize. There are four screws you need to remove. I had already gotten the bottom two when I took the pic. The upper screw towards the front of the van is very hard to see, you kinda have to feel your way to this one with your fingers. Use a short stubby screwdriver, and you'll get it.
Our target.jpg

There's the old filters.
There's the bottom filter.jpg

They live on top of one another, so slide the bottom one out, and REMEMBER THE ORIENTATION.
Two filters slide out.jpg

Match up the orientation that they came out with your new filters.
Match orientation.jpg

Now just put everything back the way you found it. Job done.
 
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South Carolina
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12 MZ5 13 CX-5
The 5 is based on the 3, and even uses the same filters as the 3. Luckily, you don't have to remove the fuse box to get to these like you do with the 3.
 

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