The C6 Corvette has many features to aid in the comfort of the driver, and this makes the car an ideal long distance or daily driving vehicle. As a result, many C6 Corvettes are put into daily use, and they require more maintenance than cars that see occasional weekend duty.
The engine air filter is usually high on the list for inspection. The car should be able to breathe freely for optimal performance and fuel economy. But what about the driver?
Fear not, Chevrolet has included a cabin air filter (486113) in C6 Corvettes for this very reason. But to say it gets overlooked during routine maintenance is an understatement. Replacement of this filter is easy.
The cabin air filter in located above the battery inside the firewall. There are 3 spring clips on the top of the cover, immediately below the weather seal.
Lift the springs and remove the hatch. Pull gently on each side of the filter. It is a tight fit, but it will gradually work its way out.
The filter is almost completely outside of the housing in this image. Note that the dirty side of the filter is facing upwards. There are also markings indicating direction on the side of the filter element.
A closer inspection reveals that it is time for replacement. This filter is full of dust, debris and probably pollen. To install the new filter, reverse the steps above.