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Pollen filter change with pics
« on: September 20, 2009, 02:06:34 PM »
Did the Pollen filter change the other day, took some pics in case anyone was interested.  I decided to do this from the passenger side as it was easier to get at.

Steps I took

1. Remove glove box
2. remove fuse panel (easier access)
3. Replace filters

Step A

Pop out the Piano black strip. It is easier if the glove box is open. Take care on the end bit as its a hook and not a press on tab





Step B

Undo the screws marked. and pull glove box towards you, the whole unit comes off. Undo the glove box light screw on top (sorry no pic).




Step C

Undo the pop reverts circled and remove the side trims






Step D

Remove the cover for the fuse panel




Step E

Remove this screw now as it makes it easier to reach before the fuse panel is lowered




Step F

Undo the two locks and lower the fuse panel








Step G

Pop out the whole fuse panel from the metal bracket to give you a bit of room to work

Then undo the two bolts and drop the bracket down. You don't need to take it out completely,
just dropping it down will give easy access to the screws of the filter compartment



Step H

Undo the srews circled



Step I

Remove the filter. take note of the triangle, the point should always face the cabin side
not the engine side.



Picture of inside the filter compartment.....good idea to vacuum it and disinfect it you can



Diagram of filter install.





Reverse the steps to connect it all back.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2009, 11:43:17 PM by talon »

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009, 05:22:20 PM »
Well done Talon.  Topic Stickied
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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 06:15:19 PM »
Top marks mate, very useful info.

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2009, 06:16:38 PM »
Excellent Talon thanks, just bullied ( asked ) my sone into doing it before the 18k service   ;D ;D

How much was new filter unit ?
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009, 08:45:23 PM »
Nice one! Excellent walk through...

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2009, 08:54:57 PM »
Excellent Talon thanks, just bullied ( asked ) my sone into doing it before the 18k service   ;D ;D

How much was new filter unit ?

Personally BJ I dont think you need to do it yet. My dealer has told me (@ 40k) they dont recomend I do mine yet.

Also, take a browse on Ebay for your filter. They seem loads cheaper on there.  ;)

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2009, 08:57:55 PM »
Personally BJ I dont think you need to do it yet. My dealer has told me (@ 40k) they dont recomend I do mine yet.

Also, take a browse on Ebay for your filter. They seem loads cheaper on there.  ;)


40K?

Its every two years on the on the normal 3 service schedule (Air filter was 3yrs / 37.5K miles)

Talon,

thanks for the guide

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2009, 09:04:00 PM »
lol sorry mate, it was on my 40k service last month, and now I am up to 40k!

So far this year its been serviced TWICE  :-\ :-\ :-\
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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2009, 09:28:16 PM »
Ah, good stuff. I will tell dealer not to do it even if he wants to.
Can't wait for warranty to run out and I can get to car myself   >:(
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2009, 09:30:11 PM »
Dont forget that you need the final price adjusted as well BJ  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2009, 10:39:38 PM »
Dont forget that you need the final price adjusted as well BJ  ;)

I will make sure I know exactley what he proposes to do as I have a feeling brake fluid should be changed at this one ?
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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2009, 11:46:05 PM »
Excellent Talon thanks, just bullied ( asked ) my sone into doing it before the 18k service   ;D ;D

How much was new filter unit ?

I Just Got it for a tenner off ebay, there are two types, one with charcoal in the filter and one without, the one with charcole is better as its supposed to absorbe odurs

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2009, 08:01:05 PM »
Excellent Talon thanks, just bullied ( asked ) my sone into doing it before the 18k service   ;D ;D

How much was new filter unit ?

I Just Got it for a tenner off ebay, there are two types, one with charcoal in the filter and one without, the one with charcole is better as its supposed to absorbe odurs


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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2010, 02:57:48 PM »
Thanks very much for the information.  Just done mine today (60K miles still on the original, has made a noticeable difference.

Think it's worth mentioning that the filters locate Car Rearward, you can see / feel the tangs that they need to run in.  worth paying attention to the assembly of the old filter on removal.

Also it's a very very fiddly job, although relatively easy.

Again,  Thank you very much for the info, couldn't of done it myself without it.

(I formated the page into a PDF with shrunk images (fits on 7 pages) so I could print out and follow in the car.  PM if you want me to e-mail you the pdf).  its 1.4mb so don't know how to attach it.  If somebody can tell me or do it for me, then please let me know.

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2010, 03:04:13 PM »
just seen this link on another post.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKhVXslh6Is

worth a look.

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Re: Pollen filter change with pics
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2010, 03:04:13 PM »