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How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter
Step by step guide to Replacing or fitting a new pollen filter
Andy Monty
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No really tools are needed apart from a small paintbrush and a Hoover with a crevice tool..<br />
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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
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If tag at top breaks just use a small self tapping screw to secure.
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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

Just checked this and mine doesn't have a filter.
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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

wow thanks i have to replace my filter and i was wondering how to do it.
Thanks one more time
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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

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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

Attachment 48797

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
Ref the pollen filter in the Grand Punto.
If it's clogged as mine may be, as the air flow seems to be reduced, would that stop the air-con from operating. Is there some sensor that would stop it from switching on?
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Excellent information the photo's were great! next hurdle, how do you remove the glove box to replace the fan unit?
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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

Excellent guide, cheers mate
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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

Thanks very much for this guide - really helpful.
Putting the new filter back in was an awkward affair to say the least in which at one point I almost gave up, risking damaging the filter.
Funny thing was after spending ages fiddling around trying to stuff it in & getting nowhere - had one last attempt & it went in easy.
Still don't know where I was going wrong.lol
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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

Getting the old filter out was really easy. Getting the new one in...

Not sure I've done it properly, as it seemed to be folding up, but the main thing is that with the fans on, especially on 4, I can actually feel air coming out. Rather than the asthmatic gerbil which used to cough in my direction. Haven't been for a drive yet, but hopefully it might even feel warm.

The old filter was a bit grey on the car side but sooty looking on the other, so I'm not surprised no air was coming through. If anyone is suffering with poor airflow, it's definitely worth checking the filter
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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

Excellent guide, just done mine and, as per other comments, no filter installed, no wonder i choke in the city fumes!

like so many before, i snapped the top clip of the housing cover and taped it back on, i assume there isn't sufficient heat in this area to cause any smouldering?

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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

No it's pre heater matrix and even that won't get hot enough yo cause an issue
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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

Cheers Andy, will be attempting this tonight on my AGP

I am assuming the steps will be 95% if not 100% the same!
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Hi, in desperate need of assistance with this.
I have a 2004 1.4 Stilo (active) A/C
i have ripped both panels off the footwell on both sides, and after several attempts I CANNOT find the pollen filter housing, I am starting to think this car doesnt have one.
But the fans have got reduced flow, starting to smell a bit funky and feel not too well after driving. all pointers to clogged polen/cabin filter.
Please can somebody give me some definitive guide on where it is located.
I can get some pics of both wheelwells and maybe somebody could mark on the pic where exactly it is located, then after that is done i just need to source two new panels as the ones i took off are ruined..
any help greatly appreciated
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Quote Originally Posted by stelarge View Post
Hi, in desperate need of assistance with this.
I have a 2004 1.4 Stilo (active) A/C
i have ripped both panels off the footwell on both sides, and after several attempts I CANNOT find the pollen filter housing, I am starting to think this car doesnt have one.
But the fans have got reduced flow, starting to smell a bit funky and feel not too well after driving. all pointers to clogged polen/cabin filter.
Please can somebody give me some definitive guide on where it is located.
I can get some pics of both wheelwells and maybe somebody could mark on the pic where exactly it is located, then after that is done i just need to source two new panels as the ones i took off are ruined..
any help greatly appreciated
This is a guide for a grande punto not a stilo?
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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

Quote Originally Posted by stelarge View Post
Hi, in desperate need of assistance with this.
I have a 2004 1.4 Stilo (active) A/C
i have ripped both panels off the footwell on both sides, and after several attempts I CANNOT find the pollen filter housing, I am starting to think this car doesnt have one.
But the fans have got reduced flow, starting to smell a bit funky and feel not too well after driving. all pointers to clogged polen/cabin filter.
Please can somebody give me some definitive guide on where it is located.
I can get some pics of both wheelwells and maybe somebody could mark on the pic where exactly it is located, then after that is done i just need to source two new panels as the ones i took off are ruined..
any help greatly appreciated
https://www.fiatforum.com/stilo-guid...ow-remove.html
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Re: How to Install / replace the Pollen/Cabin filter

This was really helpful, thanks to the originator of the thread. It's been really boring driving with the ventilation controls on either 4 or off and hopefully less of the dirt will get in (of course one of these were noticed when the car was serviced!)
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