Toyota RAV4: Air conditioning filter - Do-it-yourself maintenance - Maintenanceand care - Toyota RAV4 Owner's ManualToyota RAV4: Air conditioning filter

The air conditioning filter must be changed regularly to maintain air conditioning efficiency.

■ Removal method

1 Vehicles without smart key system: Turn the engine switch off.

Vehicles with smart key system: Turn the “ENGINE START STOP” switch off.

Open the glove box. Slide off

Open the glove box. Slide off the damper.

Push in each side of the glove

Push in each side of the glove box to disconnect the claws.

Remove the filter cover.

Remove the filter cover.

■ Replacement method

Remove the air conditioning

Remove the air conditioning filter and replace it with a new one. The “UP↑” marks shown on the filter should be pointing up.

■Checking interval

Inspect and replace the air conditioning filter according to the maintenance schedule. In dusty areas or areas with heavy traffic flow, early replacement may be required. (For scheduled maintenance information, please refer to the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide” or “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.)

■If air flow from the vents decreases dramatically

The filter may be clogged. Check the filter and replace it if necessary.

■When using the air conditioning system
Make sure that a filter is always installed. Using the air conditioning system without a filter may cause damage to the system.

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