Here are the service manual instructions for replacing the fuel filter:
Refer to maintenance schedules in this manual, or the Owner's Manual for recommended fuel filter replacement intervals.
Draining water from fuel filter canister:
The housing drain valve (3) serves two purposes. One is to partially drain the filter housing of excess water. The other is to partially drain the housing for fuel filter or heater element replacement.
The filter housing (1) should be partially drained whenever the water-in-fuel warning lamp remains illuminated. (Note that lamp will be illuminated for approximately two seconds when ignition key is initially placed in ON position for a bulb check).