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Old 02-17-2008, 02:43 AM   #1
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bmw e36 cabin filter

as anyone ever changed one and where did u get it
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:29 AM   #2
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they are a bitch to change and usually make a mess. get it from the dealer is my best guess. they are located behind the radio in the center console. you have to remove the carpeting on the passenger side and remove the torx screw that holds the cover on. then just tear it out.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:50 AM   #3
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as anyone ever changed one and where did u get it
Done 2 of them. Not that hard really. Just take your time the first one and have a magnetic screw driver. Just in case you drop one of the small screw in the vent tube.

This also is helpful:

http://users.ids.net/~thompson/bmw/microfilter.html
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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where did u get it
We can ship you one

http://www.corner73.com/parts_request.php
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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It's really simple, I can do it by removing the bottom tray under the glovebox, and just reach in there.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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not that hard

i think i removed the whole glove box, which is failry easy. the new filter i got had three weak points in the frame on purpose so i broke the plastic and put it back in, i think it is supposed to go that way.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:12 PM   #7
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if ur doing it the first time its an absolute bitch, the filer isnt expensive though

http://www.autopartsway.ca/AutoParts...C+Cabin+Filter

there is a link, costs 20 bucks and they ship it really fast, ull get it within 24 hours!
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:18 PM   #8
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First time is difficult.
I didn't remove the glovebox because I heard it is a pain to get it back in.
There is a DIY where you can go from beneath the glovebox.
Do a search and check it out.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:46 PM   #9
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i did it without removing the glovebox, I DO NOT RECOMMEND doing what i did! honestly it was SUCH a bitch to do it. i was literally upside down in my car cause my hands wouldnt fit. just take off the glovebox its only 4 screws.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:34 PM   #10
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Check out Pelicanparts.com thats where i got mine. Install was pretty easy but you do need to take your time and try not to break anything.lol. $15.50 plus shipping which is about $19.20 but it's best to buy a couple of oil filters too to cut down on the shipping and they are only $7 for the Mahle brand. Take a look through their catalogue.
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