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How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter
Step by step guide to Replacing or fitting a new pollen filter
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04-06-2008
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How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

No really tools are needed apart from a small paintbrush and a Hoover with a crevice tool..

The Replacement Interval of the filter varies obviously with the environment the car is used then again a quick hover regularly can eek a bit more life out of the filter as OEM replacement is 18ish

First you need to Locate the Filter its hidden behind the trim in the passenger side foot well (UK)

to gain access you first need to remove the trim

put your fingers under the trim near the false vent and pull away

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once released along this edge pull the trim towards the back of the car
as the front edge is held in place by a hook which locks into the side of the heater control unit until it comes free

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next look for the filter cover

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this needs to be unclipped (some might have a retaining screw air con?? but my active didnt? )

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Once the cover is removed remove the old filter (if fitted in the first place) then use a small artists paint brush and a Hoover to remove any debris

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next insert the new filter (i gave mine a light squirt or AutoGlym Auto fresh on the inside of the filter element)

(airflow indiator on the filter needs to point into the car /towards the back of the car)

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This is a bit of a pain to get in you need to push the top edge then the bottom bit by bit working alternately

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once fully home you need to refit the cover (this has a wrong and a right way)

this is the bottom edge

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you need to hook the top on first after pushing the filter slightly further in with one hand whilst locating the top catch (as it expands tight against the cover to make an air tight seal)

next hinge the cover down and clip the lower on (refit the screw if fitted)

next refit the trim by hooking the front hook onto the side of the air box

then reclip the rear section back in place

And thats it


ONE LAST THING

remember the heater matrix pipes will be HOT if the car has been used just before fitting it made me jump

Hope this helps


just to add just replaced it again and got an after market FRAM branded filter

Part#CF10282 cost just shy of 5 from local indipendent factors
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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

Thanks for that Andy, good clear guide
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Fabulous - Thank you.

Now I know that I put the side panel trim back on wrongly and didn't latch it.......always wondered why it was slightly llose.
Will go out and do it later.
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Top advice Andy cheers
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Hi.

Checked mine today and there isn't one fitted. The dealer told me if you don't have air con then you wont/don't need one. They said that without air con the filter wont be doing anything. I do get a lot of dust in the car especially on top of the dash so is it a waste of money me fitting one then?.
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They said that without air con the filter wont be doing anything. I do get a lot of dust in the car especially on top of the dash so is it a waste of money me fitting one then?.
well it sits between the air Impeller unit and the air control box... take the cover off and try and feel a draft at the vents most of the air escapes out of the cover....

put it like this i suffer with hay fever and since fitting it i don't suffer half as much in the car and i coated the filter with Autofresh and you can smell it through the vents....
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well it sits between the air Impeller unit and the air control box... take the cover off and try and feel a draft at the vents most of the air escapes out of the cover...
Cheers m8, going to get a filter asap. I suffer from hay fever and Asthma so it might help that also.
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F.Y.I. Pollen Filter @ Motor Parts Direct (formerly CAFCO) 8.27 inc vat. COOPERS ACE184. BARGAIN.
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hang on whats this hoover bit....guys cant use hoovers
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hang on whats this hoover bit....guys cant use hoovers
You mean mrs T wont let you take "her" hoover outside you need a proper man size hoover

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is that R2D2
just about its sucks and it blows does wet and dry, can connect to power tools so it auto starts/stops when hooked upto a planer or sander...

came from Lidl a couple of years ago.. even won the approval of the local fire service when next door had a burst pipe (saved them from using mops and buckets.)
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just about its sucks and it blows does wet and dry, can connect to power tools so it auto starts/stops when hooked upto a planer or sander...
too complicated for me to use mate
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thanks for this fiat were going to charge me 60 to fit this part.
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thanks for this fiat were going to charge me 60 to fit this part.





i think that is taking the p155 some what
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