I need to replace cabin air filter for my 2003 freelander
I see 2 small screws @ the bottom of the filter under passenger's side foot well., but don't know what size wrench or what kind of tool to use.Any special tool for this ?All the help will be appreciated.
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Yes there is. It is under the dash on the passenger side of the car. Just under the glove box. There is two screws holding it in place. You will see a strait line on the heater box and it is behind it.
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.
Water is probably from the fresh air intake located just under the right plastic cowl (lower windshield reveal molding). We see this often in our shop. To access the fresh air intake, remove the right windshield wiper and then remove the screws fastening the cowl to the car body. Remove the right cowl. Just above the rectangle shaped fresh air intake (& cabin filter) should be a bulb shaped strip (approx 12" long). All too often, this strip comes off and no longer diverts water. Glue the strip back onto the firewall above the fresh air intake using weatherstrip adhesive. Reattach parts that you removed and now the water should be diverted to either (or both) side(s) of the cabin filter. Good luck
Yes. It's under the glove box, behind the plastic cover. On the very bottom ther will be three screw (7mm) take those out next there will be a thin plastic cover that has another 7mm screw in the back towards the firewall. The filter will slide staight down, and there are two. Slide the first one out then slide the second one out.
It is behind the glove box. There is a tab on the inside of the glove box on the left side that needs to be pressed in and then a plug that you slide to remove. The glove box will now pull forward and down exposing the access panel. Now you see the access panel for the cabin air filter. Remove the two Phillips screws and pull the filtyer housing forward and remove and replace the cabin air filter.
There should be a cabin filter. Call the parts store to see if they stock one for your car in particular.
Cabin filters are located in stream of the outside air flowing in. I know on a '99 Galant, you just had to take out the glove box, loosen two screws, and out she slid.
It'll be right near the blower motor, above the passenger's foot rest, behind the glove box. Simple hand tools will do it.
Be careful when pulling it out, as it may have leaves and acorns or fur all over it. Simply slide in the new filter and you're done.
You'll be surprised at how much better it'll smell, and how much harder your A/C and heat will blow without the constriction of a dirty filter.
Most cars have the cabin filters behind the glove box, but if not there, then they'll have them under the hood, on the firewall, on the passenger side. Usually inside a small black plastic box.
If your car DOESN"T have a cabin filter, then the musty smell is stuff that is sitting in the heat/ AC system. You can try spraying pine sol or Febreeze down the air intake hole for the system. Mind you, this is not the same as the air intake for your cars engine!
The air intake for the cabin filter will be on the passenger side, under the hood, most likely under a plastic cowling of sorts.
I found a chrysler blog. Pull back carpet on passenger foot well, remove white styrofoam computer protector. Remove cardboard cover (remove two screws) from bottom of glove box. On Left side see a slot with plastic cover and two sliding latches. Open and remove and replace filter. Follow reverse to finish up. It is tight fit and hard to get to for normal sized man.