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Changing Microfilter for 2004 BMW 530i

It is my 1st time changing the microfilter. I already have the filters but I need a walk thru of changing it. I'm trying to save extra $$$... pls pls...

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    Changing the filter by myself - will this automatically remove the service message? Or do I have to reset something?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    Solution Worked great. After inspecting the two filters and doing a simple vacuuming the filters came about 85% clean. I will extend the interval for change 15000 to 20000 miles over the 47,000 recommended by the manufacturer and programmed into the service alerts.



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Hi, if you open the hood you will see 2 black microfilter housings on the left and right of the engine neer the windshield, on these you will have a bar clip, unclip these and the housing lid will be able to be removed, you then just lift out the microfilters and replace them, installing is the reverse of fitting, job done. hope this helps, regards mark.

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