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Changing the cabin air filter is fairly easy to do if you follow this how-to guide. New vehicles usually come equipped with one or more cabin air filters. A cabin air filter provides fresh air through the passenger compartment side vents.
The first thing you need to do is locate your owner's manual to find out if your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter. If you can't find the information, then your car is probably not equipped with a cabin air filter. However, if you would like to be sure, call your favorite parts store and they can provide you with the information.
When you purchase the new cabin air filter, be aware that there are 2 types of filters. One is called the particulate; the other is called the activated charcoal. The particulate filters out road dust, bacteria, mold spores, pollen and other pollutants. The activated charcoal filters the above mentioned and filters harmful gasses and odors. People who drive around in gridlock or have an odor problem might consider buying the activated charcoal, though it is more expensive.
After purchasing the filter, make sure you have your eye protection, gloves, ratchet, socket and screwdriver before beginning the procedure.
Remove the glove compartment. Usually, vehicles are equipped with bolts and screws to hold the glove compartment in. Your glove compartment may have tabs as well, so be careful when removing the compartment and use the tabs to remove.
After removing the bolt and the screws, remove the glove box frame.
Locate the filter housing. Look for a removable plastic filter cover.
Remove the filter. Most under-dash filters can be removed simply by opening the filter door.
Before installing the new filter, vacuum the filter chamber to remove any excess particles. You may also take a damp cloth and wipe the inside of the air filter chamber to clean out unwanted dust and particles.
Air flow sensor is located on the air intake between the air filter and the engine you should be able to see the wires attaching to the plastic inlet near air filter. Sounds like air filter might need replacing.
Locate the cabin air filter container on your Lincoln LS. Looking at the engine from the front, you will find the casing on the left side against the back firewall. The cabin air filter is mounted vertically and is approximately 6 by 9 inches and about 2 inches deep.
Remove the cowling cover by pushing in the black cover pins and lightly prying the cover off with a screwdriver. Lift the filter out of the container.
Vacuum the inside of the container to remove any dust or debris. Wipe down the inside and outside of the container and lid with a clean damp cloth, then dry it off completely.
Insert the new cabin air filter into the container and check to make sure it is seated properly. Cover the container by putting the lid back on and gently pushing down to make sure the pins click into place.
id suggest replacing the air filter the filter is located in the cannister its black usually square has a plastic accordian hose that goes to it and its usually on the passenger side of the car under the hood.also it can be located on the passenger side.
Refer to your owner’s manual for the specific
location of your cabin air filter. Some are found in the engine
compartment and others are located in the interior of your car, under
the dash. Note that some models may have more than one cabin air
filter, so be sure to check both and replace them when needed. We
suggest replacing them in pairs to eliminate the hassle of future
Loosen the box and inspect the cabin air filter
for debris, dirt, leaves and other objects that are obstructing the
path of air entering the cabin.
Remove your old filter, clean the filter box and install a new filter. Secure the box.
Run the A/C systems with the doors closed to verify the repairs.
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.
The intake air filter is located under the hood on the right side ( a black tube leading to a black box which the filter is in). the cabin air filter is behind the glove compartment, just unscrew the one screw on the right of the glove compartment which holds the linkage and remove the two black tabs on each side of the inside of the glove compartment, to do this simply turn and pull each tab ( a little plier may be useful because they may be kinda tight). the glove compartment should now fall freely. behind it is a white tray which holds the air filter, simply pull it out and clean it or replace it, HINT...the funky smell that comes out of your air vents is usually caused by a dirty cabin air filter
should be a little single wire connected to the air filter box. located on the clean side of the air filter. if not it will be between the air filter box and the throttle plate usually located on the air duct hose going from the air filter box to the throttle plate.