Paul Turner
1 min readMay 29, 2024


Twisting to install cabin filters in a Tesla Model 3, at daylight

The two, not one, cabin filters lie behind a panel on the left side of where your front passenger sits.

They’re stacked in a compartment. It’s recommended that you replace them every 2 years. I have a 2022 Model 3 sedan, so it was time.

First, you need to disable sensors that are under the glove box, which are uncrazy-glued to a panel.

Here comes your twisting. You got a flashlight?

This panel is fastened to the frame with four pairs of pins.

The top pins have no slots, so you need to use a plastic tool to pop them — or risk damage with a metal tool.

The cover of the compartment that contains the cabin filters requires a six-millimeter socket to remove. its single screw — wrench or ratchet.

The Imperial measurement system drags on in these United States.

The easiest way to re-fasten the under-mount pins is by coupling them before fastening to the frame.

The mosquitos were patient.

I escaped bites, but was verging on flop-sweating.

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