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Re: Air filter -
Hi, came across your post on 10-26. U need to loosen hose clamps, remove air cleaner housing bolts, then lift out filter. Clean inside housing before putting new filter in. If u need more info let me know.
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Those two 10mm bolts and the two hose clamps (one on the throttle body and one under the "box") hold the upper air box in place. Remove this box and you will see the portion of the air cleaner that holds the air filter. You must remove another 10 mm bolt in order to lift the portion that contains the air filter out. Good luck Dano
Remove the air intake tubes on the left and right sides. Pull up the complete air filter housing off of the rubber mounts. Turn the air filter housing upside down and there will be 4 - T20 torx head screws on each sides. Unscrew these torx screws to gain access to the filter. Install new air filters and put housing back on in reverse order.
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There should be plastic intake housing with Air filter uinside. Usualy have 4 clips and sometimes screws. Open it up and filter should be in housing (square box). Do change breather filter also and PCV valve.
A dust and odor air filter is standard equipment on
models equipped with the three zone temperature
control systems. The filter element is the
same size as the front air conditioner evaporator to
ensure ample filtering capacity. A removable door on
the bottom of the front HVAC housing below the
glove box provides easy access to the filter element
for replacement. The filter should be checked and
replaced at least once every 24,000 km (15,000 miles)
and checked if heater-A/C system performance seems
lower than expected. REMOVAL
(1) Locate the air filter door on the bottom of the
lower HVAC housing just outboard of the passenger
side of the instrument panel center stack.
(2) Slide the air filter door latch toward the rear of
the vehicle until it engages the opened stop on the
(3) Pull the air filter door straight downward to
disengage it from the air filter opening of the lower
(4) Use your fingers to reach through the air filter
opening of the lower HVAC housing far enough to
grasp the air filter.
(5) Pull the air filter straight down and out of the
HVAC housing. INSTALLATION
(1) Note the “Airflow” directional arrow imprinted
on the foam seal around the frame of the air filter.
This arrow should always be oriented towards the
center of the vehicle.
(2) With the air filter “Airflow” arrow properly oriented,
carefully slide the filter fully upward into the
HVAC housing through the air filter opening.
(3) With the latch still positioned against its
opened stop, reinstall the air filter door onto the
lower HVAC housing air filter opening.
(4) Slide the air filter door latch toward the front
of the vehicle until it hits the closed stop on the door.
It will either be behind your glove box, or will be located under your hood by the firewall.
Behind the Glove Compartment
Open the glove compartment and remove all the items from inside of it.
the glove compartment assembly retainer screws with a Phillips head
screwdriver. Refer to the repair manual for your specific year and
model series BMW for the exact location of the screws or carefully look
around the perimeter of the interior glove box assembly to locate the
the lower trim panel retaining screws behind the glove box assembly.
Remove the screws with a Phillips head screwdriver and then remove the
Remove the foot-well air duct.
Loosen the retaining screws of the control module box to all you to lower it down.
the cabin air filter panel retaining knob counterclockwise to open the
panel. Pull the filter removal tab outward to remove the filter.
Use a shop vac to clean out any noticeable debris from the cabin air filter housing interior.
the new filter and reverse the order to reassemble the foot-well air
duct, the trim panel and the glove compartment assembly.
Under the Hood
the hood and locate the cabin air filter housing. The housing is
located near the cowling on the top section of the firewall. Some
models place the housing in the middle of the cowling, on both
sides--left and right--of the cowling or on the passenger side cowling.
Removal of the cowling and placing the windshield wipers in the upward
position may also be required on certain models. Some 7-Series BMWs
place the filter housings on both the left and right side undercarriage
of the hood.
the cabin air filter duct clamp. This can either be released by
unclipping the air filter duct by pressing a retaining lock with your
fingers or using a flathead screwdriver to pry off a retaining rod.
Lift the cover upward--or downward on hood-installed 7-Series BMWs--to reveal the cabin air filter.
Remove the cabin air filter from the air duct. Vacuum the air duct with a shop vac.
Insert the new cabin air filter(s) and reassemble.
To change cabin air filter on Acura TL firs time you need to open the glove box and then remove the arm that holds the glovebox. Press the 2 sides of the glovebox to take this out like in picture bellow. Acura TL 2004-2010 cabin air filter location After do this you can see and locate the cabin air filter housing cover. Acura TL 2004-2010 cabin air filter housing cover Push the 2 tabs from the filter frame to unhooking from the housing cover. Take the frame out and replace the old cabin air filter with the new one with the air flow indicating arrow pointing down.
loosen the clamp at the throttle plate, remove two 10mm bolts from intake resionator, rewove pcv fresh air tube, loosen clamp on resionator to filter housing, remove 10mm bolt at top of filter housing, remove filter housing, open housing remove filter install new filter and reverse process.
Remove the air intake tubes on the left and right sides. Pull the
complete air filter housing up off the rubber mounts. Turn the air
filter house upside down and there will be 4 T20 torx head screws on
both sides. Unscrew them and remove. Install new air filters and put
housing back on in reverse order.