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Old 04-14-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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DIY - E34 M5 cabin microfilter change

Ok. So, when I got my car late last summer the glove box was half falling off. I checked it out and one of the clips was missing. Bought another one and figured I might as well change the cabin filter.

So I just changed it out yesterday. Had the glove box and vent in my trunk since July. It wasn't too easy....just the position you have to put yourself in was awkward. But, I got her done.

I took pics along the way. The Bentley manual is not sufficient. And I think a lot of people aren't too sure where it is. Hope this helps:

Sorry about the pic order...I tried...

1)Here's the sticker indicating you have one.
2)The new filter.
3) New glove box clip.
4) Glove box and covers are out here.
5) You need a T20 to remove the screws
6) Take the A/C cover off..I thinks there are about 6 screws..2 are longer. The cover with the yellow paint dab in the pic.

7)I disconnected this part at the back with the yellow and blue connections to get the wires out of my way. There's a clip on top of this plastic piece which allows you to slide it in and out if you press it.

8)Wires pushed out of the way..plastic piece slid out

9) remove the two screws on the black plastic part that says 16/60 on it in the pic. That piece can now slide out.

10) This is what the piece looks like behind the 16/60. It's long so be careful and slide it out.

11) Remove the screw at the bottom of the yellow plastic piece. There is a clip at the top that you need to turn out of a slot to free this piece. Now remove this may have to push down on the carpet to get it out.

12) With those parts out you can reach in and feel the old filter...pull it towards the front of the car and slide it out.

13) This is the empty filter slot. Might be a good idea to vacuum it out.

14) Here's the old beside the new.
15) Slide the new one in and reverse the removal procedure. Once you have that stuff back's the glove box install..

16) Install the vent and the plastic piece with the sticker on it make the flashlight connection.

17) Install the top glove box cover and connect the light.

18) Attach the glove box strut.

19) Connect the glove box strap.

20) Snap the two glovebox clips over the bar at the rear.

21) finally install the console side piece and we're done!!!
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