The air conditioning filter must be cleaned or changed regularly to maintain air conditioning efficiency.
Turn the “ENGINE START STOP” switch IGNITION ON mode and switch to recirculated air mode, then turn the “ENGINE START STOP” switch OFF.
Open the glove box and remove the separate tray.
Remove the filter cover.
Remove the filter case.
If the filter is dirty, clean by blowing compressed air through the filter from the downward side.
Hold the air gun 2 in. (5 cm) from the filter and blow for approximately 2 minutes at 72 psi (500 kPa, 5.0 kgf/cm2 or bar).
If it is not available, have the filter cleaned by your Toyota dealer.
Remove the air conditioning filter and replace it with a new one.
The “↑UP” marks shown on the filter should be pointing up.
Inspect, clean and replace the air conditioning filter according to the maintenance schedule. In dusty areas or areas with heavy traffic flow, more frequent cleaning or early replacement may be required. (For scheduled maintenance information, read the “Scheduled Maintenance Guide”, “Owner’s Manual Supplement”.)
The filter may be clogged. Check the filter and replace if necessary.