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loosen the clamp for the air snorkel at the throttle body. Loosen the clamp right under the reserve air chamber thats in between the radiator and the battery. Remove the breather hose from the air chamber. remove the two bolts holding the air chamber to the upper radiator support. remove the air chamber. there will be two retainers that need to be released on the transmission side of the air box and the the air box cover can be removed and the air filter changed
LOOK UNDER HOOD TO THE RIGHT ON DRIVER SIDE.YOU SEEN A BLACK PLASTIC BOX WITH A AIRDUCT WITH LARGE CLAMPS AROUND AIRDUCT GOING TO MASS AIR FLOW TO THROTTLE BODY.THE AIR FILTER IS INSIDE THE BLACK PLASTIC BOX.TO REMOVE AIR FILTER.FIRST YOU DISCONNECT MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR..LOOSEN THE HOSE CLAMPS THAT SECURES THE AIR INTAKE DUCT TO THE THROTTLE BODY THEN LOOSEN REMOVE THE FASTNERS ON AIR FILTER COVER THEN LIFT REMOVE COVER AND REPLACE AIR FILTER THEN PUT EVERYTHING BACK VISA VERSA.
. The air filter is on the passenger side right behind the passenger
head under the hood. To access it you must use have a socket wrench and a
10 mm socket.
1. Go to the driver side under the hood near the battery. In
front of the battery there a then cover that you must lift up. Once you
have lifted this cover, there is a silver screw that is holding the air
cover directly over the radiator. Remove the cover and then
loosen the screw to take the center air cover off from over the
2. While working your way to the right, you will notice there is
another cover on the passenger side. Remove this cover and you will then
see the air filter. The air filter is big round and has a latch. The
only way that you can access the air filter is by removing the 3 screws
that hold stable to the air induction which is connected to the throttle
3. Remove these screws with the same 10 mm socket and also loosen the
lowest clamp on the air induction so you can take just the air filter
housing out. You may have to move back and forth to wiggle out.
4. Once you have wiggled out the air filter housing, you can unlatch
the air filter and then replace.
5. Then reverse the instructions to reinstall.
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.
Tools needed are a Phillips screwdriver. Open the hood. Notice the cover for the cabin filter is on the cowl on the passenger side. Remove the screw form the cover.Remove the cover by pulling toward the front of the vehicle. The filter is now visible. Remove by pushing up on the filter to loosen from housing and then pulling out toward the front of the vehicle. Replace with clean cabin filter. Replace cover by lining up the notches on either side of the cover plate to the grooves in the filter housing. Replace the screw in the cover plate. Good luck and hope this helps.
The air filters are located within the engine cover. You need to pop the cover off and access the bottom of the cover. There are 8 20 torx bolts. The cabin filter is located in the rear engine compartment on the pass side over the battery. It is held in by 3 clips.
there air 2 air filters located inside the black, plastic engine cover assembly. remove the 2 accordion like inlet tubes on each side of the engine cover/airbox. yank straight up from the back of the box closest to the windshield with a little force to remove the entire air box/engine cover assembly. you will need a #20 torx bit driver. turn the air box upside down and loosen all the torx bits on both sides. the screws will not come completely out of their holders. remove each rectangular box and you will see the air filters inside. make sure when reinstalling the air box/engine cover, that the round air inlet hole sits properly onto the air mass meter and all 4 corners of the box pop back into their clips
The air filter is in the large plastic cover that covers the engine. 1. Remove MAP sensor connector ( slightly hidden under the front center edge of the housing. Wiggle slightly and pull straight out). 2, Loosen (but don't remove) the large hose clamps on the passenger side and center of the housing, It's a tight fit for the hands on the passenger side and the head of the clamp is facing away from you. The front center hose is stiff, but pliable, so take your time. 3. The
air filter housing was designed as a snap in with rubber grommets. A
firm steady pull with the front passenger side will show you how much
effort it will take to pull it free. Do each of the remaining two
separately. The housing will be free to remove from the vehicle. 4. On a clear area, turn the housing over and loosen the seven torx type screws (they will not come completely off, so as not to lose them). Pull the cover off. Remove the old filter and replace with your new one. Align the cover and snug the screws back in. 5. Reassembly requires lining up those
rubber grommets to the mounting studs.... take your time.... all that
is needed is a firm downward push to seat them. 6. Reattach the large hose clamps and remember to plug in the MAP sensor (you'll get an "check engine" light if you forget.