Originally Posted by NJLEXES
It's rather easy to do actually.
There is a horizontal thin plastic cover inside the back of the glove compartment.
You just remove the black exterior cover and it will expose a clear plastic housing.
You release the cover on that and you'll see the filter right behind it.
Just pull it out and put in the replacement.
The only caveat is to make sure the filter is orientated correctly.
There is an arrow printed on the edge of the filter which should be placed in the direction of the air flow.
In the past, I've used WIX replacement air filters in my ES.
They make 2 versions...one "regular" and one "charcoal". I usually use the "charcoal" one as it helps fight odors a bit better.
Definitely cheaper than the stock replacement.
Good luck !
Ah ok, so the 'a/c filter' is the cabin filter?
I've changed this before, hasn't seemed to do too much for the smell. I get that moldy smell too from the A/C if I don't turn it off and let the fan run for a bit before I shut off the car.