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Where's the cabin air intake

On my 2016 Hyundai Elantra I’m having what I believe is a chipmunk problem. The animal is presumably coming in through an external air intake port and brings tons of dead leaves with it and then pokes its way through the cabin filter. My thoughts are to put some hardware cloth over the input port but, for the life of me, I cannot see one anywhere. Can anyone (beside the chipmunk) tell me where this port is?


The intake for the vent system is located at the base of the windshield, below the wipers.


cabin filter is behind glovebox. open glovebox and pull side pins and box will lower down and you can see filter cover plate. pretty easy. the filter is at “end” of air route. you wish to install mesh screen at “start” of air path. usually that is under the wiper cowl area. which is where the cabin air filter is on most suv’s and not so much on sedans.