Replace engine air filter honda crv 2008 2WD

Does the unit on the top of the air filter box need to be removed before changing the air filter? The air filter box is clamped, but another small unit is screwed on the top of the box.

You’re the only one who can answer that since you’re looking at it. Can you unclamp the box and lift it enough for the filter to clear?? If so then you can leave the smaller unit attached to the filter box.


The answer to your question is likely sitting inside your glove compartment.
Most Owner’s Manuals include a graphic explanation of how to change the air filter, and I would be very surprised if your manual did not contain this information.
Have you checked the Owner’s Manual?

Thanks, I’ll try it.

I’ll check. Thanks for the suggestion.