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What is the easiest way to replace the air filter? on x5 diesel

What is the easiest way to replace the air filter? My hands really dont fit in there

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The easiest way is to undo the clups around the air filter casing( some are located underneath) this is the only way to replace the filter, you may need to get under the car to remove the bottom clips.

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