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Old 07-11-2013, 09:47 AM
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DIY: Cabin filters replacement

The X5 has 2 cabin filters: one (is actually made of two filter elements) filters the outside air, while the other filters the inside air.

The first one is under the passenger side winshield trim cover while the second under the passenger side footwell trim cover. In this guide we'll replace both.

OUTSIDE CABIN FILTER

Parts

BMW p/n: 64-11-9-248-294
Mann: CU 2941-2 or CUK 2941-2
Mahle: LA 221/S or LAK 221/S

Note: the suffix "K" in the Mann and Mahle filter indicates it is the active charcoal.

Tools

A 13mm socket with an extension of some sort.



Location

Passenger side winshield trim cover



R&R Procedure

Using the 13mm socket, undo the 4 plastic locknut on the windshield trim cover by turning each 90 degrees clockwise



Remove the cover by first lifting the part towards the center of the windshield and the sliding it out of the hood lift shock and the water drain passage



Using the 13mm socket, undo the 3 plastic locknut on the cabin filter housing by turning each 90 degrees clockwise



Unplug the electrical connect to the smell sensor by pushing on the clip while pulling the connector



Remove the cabin filter housing



Remove the old filter elements by pushing the 4 clips



Reassembly is revers, but here's a couple of notes:
1) Ensure the filter elements are oriented properly: they have an arrow indicating the direction of the airflow. As you mount them in the housing the arrow points towards the inside of the housing. You can't put them in the wrong way because the clips won't allow you
2) Ensure all 4 clips on each filter elements have set
3) Don't forget to plug back in the electrical connector for the smell sensor
4) When you put back the windshield trim cover ensure that the water drain is correctly placed into the fender: you first insert the water drain passage and the hood lift shock than lower it

INSIDE CABIN FILTER

Parts

BMW p/n: 64-31-9-194-098

Tools

A Phillips screwdriver and a T20 Torx socket with extension of some sort.



Location

Passenger footwell cover trim cover (lay a towel or something so you don't get your carpet dirty)



R&R Procedure

Using the Phillips screwdriver undo the 3 screw securing the footwell cover to the dash



Lower the front of the footwell cover



Unplug the connector on the footwell light and undo the smaller opening cover to be able to remove and set aside the footwell cover



Using the T20 Torx undo the two screws securing the air duct [I apologize for the poor quality pictures, I'll take new ones next time]



Gently pull down the duct to undo it from the clips that connect it to the main plenum



Gently pull on the rear small duct to disconnet it from the main plenum



Gently push the lower support of the filter toward the right (door side) to unclip it, then pull it straight down to remove it



Pull on the filter element to remove it form the housing



Compare the old filter to the new one (no, the old one is not carbon activated; yes, that is black from dirt)!!!!!



Reassemble is reverse
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:14 AM
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Nice write up, thanks for posting. Always wondered where the "smell sensor" was...
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:35 AM
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thank you lpcapital/ZetaTre
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:00 PM
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Y'all welcome. You saved me big by documenting real good the whole thing about EGR/SCR recalls and stuff so this is the least I could do.

On a side note, where to source the filters?

The price of the OEM labeled filter is close to insane: the list price is $120.00!!!!! In my case I bought Mann filter from Amazon: I opted for the carbon activated filter since the difference in price in negligible. The cost on Amazon is $34.

As far as the recirculating air filter, I couldn't find an aftermarket from either Mann or Mahle (both are the preferred supplier to BMW for their filter elements). However the list price is $32 and you can find them around for lower than that.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:46 PM
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Thanks this is just what Ive been search for. Saved me money Im sure. Again thanks.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:49 AM
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Very nice writeup w/ photos!

When do the filters need to be changed out ?

Will BMW maintenance plan cover it ?
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:25 AM
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Cabin air filter sellers in GTA

Please advise, if you know of any cabin air filter sellers in the GTA. Thanks!
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Please advise, if you know of any cabin air filter sellers in the GTA. Thanks!
You need to do up-up-left-down while you hold triangle+square. It should appear right in front of you

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Nice write up!

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