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mzambrana78 03-15-2013 06:31 PM

Cabin filter
I have a 2005 530i ( just bought used 6 months ago) i want to replace the air filters. Air filter and cabin filter the same part?

roboe60 03-15-2013 06:41 PM

No, there is one air filter and two cabin filters. Go to and search bmw e60 air filter and bmw e60 cabin filter. They have good prices on Mann filters

Mac Hadley 03-16-2013 03:22 AM

you tube has an excellent video on how to replace the cabin filters.

pjinca 03-16-2013 07:49 PM

Be careful, the cheap cabin filters are just paper replacements. The OEM ones are activated carbon ones that eliminate odor as well. You can get them at
Great service and prices

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etnav382 03-16-2013 07:52 PM

I use these from amazon

roboe60 03-17-2013 05:34 AM


Marine0369 12-29-2013 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by etnav382 (Post 7448816)

Thanks for this. Is there 2 required?

njlou 12-29-2013 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by Marine0369 (Post 8042395)
Thanks for this. Is there 2 required?

YES there is one cabin filter on each side of the firewall. Make sure you order 2 otherwise you will have to pay shipping on the one you forgot:thumbup:
BTW there is a connector for a sensor on the pass side. it is always suggested to remove the connector, but I have often broken those type of clips. I just rotated the cover forward and didnt have to disconnect.

Marine0369 12-29-2013 02:55 PM

I figured but thought I should ask. I appreciate the tip!

kskane 12-30-2013 05:25 AM


Originally Posted by Marine0369 (Post 8042620)
I figured but thought I should ask. I appreciate the tip!

Cabin air filter comes in two different variants, carbon activated and normal. Get the carbon activated as the normal as just useless. Carbon activated are expensive, but if you are US, the difference is not much compared to some other markets in the world.

Marine0369 12-30-2013 06:09 AM

Ok thanks.

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