Toyota Prius Owners Manual
Air conditioning filter
The air conditioning filter informationlabel is placed on the left side of theglove box as shown and indicates thata filter has been installed.
The air conditioning filter prevents dustfrom entering the vehicle through the airconditioning vent.
The air conditioning filter is set behindthe glove box.
Checking and replacing theair conditioning filter
The air conditioning filter may clog afterlong use. The filter may need to bereplaced if the air flow of the air conditioningand heater experiences extremereductions in operating efficiency, or ifthe windows begin to fog up easily.
To maintain the air conditioning efficiency,inspect and replace the air conditioningfilter according to the maintenance schedule.In dusty areas or areas with heavytraffic flow, such as inner city or desertareas, early replacement may be required.(For scheduled maintenance information,please refer to the “Owner’s Manual Supplement/Scheduled Maintenance”.)
1. Open the glove box, and slide offthe damper as shown.
2. Push in each side of the glove boxto disconnect the claws.
3. Pull the filter case toward you totake it out.
4. Remove the filter from the filter caseand replace it with a new one.
5. Install the filter and filter case in thereverse order of removal.
When setting the filter to the filter case,ensure that the flat side of the filter isdown and the ribbed side is up.
Position the filter case so that the “ UP”mark is pointing up and install it in thevehicle.
The air filter should be installed properlyin position. The use of air conditioningwith the air filter removedmay cause deteriorated dustproof performanceand then affect air conditioningperformance.