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Changing The Tesla Model S Cabin Air Filter

I recently wrote about the annual maintenance for the Tesla Model S, and after testing out a few options, I ended up ordering two cabin air filters from Tesla and just swapping that piece out myself. The filters cost me all of $8.50 each and took just a few minutes to change out.

The cabin air filter is in the frunk area, tucked under the piece of trim that sits between the frunk and the windshield. I simply worked my fingers up under the trim and gently eased it up. Once the trim has been removed, the air filter is easy to spot and to remove. Check out the photo below where my kids are pointing it out:


The little dudes helping swap out the cabin air filter on my Model S.

The filter is held in place by a small piece of plastic trim, which has a tab to hold it in place. A simple press of the tab and the cover pops off, revealing the filter. My filter was actually in great shape still so I left it in place and now have two filters as spares for the next couple of years.

It’s a very easy part of the annual maintenance that you can do yourself. Hit up your local Tesla Service Center for the parts … or if that’s too far to justify a trip, you might be able to order them from Tesla over the phone and get them shipped to your house. Check out the video below for a full walkthrough of the process by the esteemed YouTube Tesla Model S expert kman … who is now on his second Model S after recently upgrading to a 90D.

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I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. As an activist investor, Kyle owns long term holdings in Tesla, Lightning eMotors, Arcimoto, and SolarEdge.


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