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Old 02-22-2014, 11:04 AM
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Lightbulb Just Changed out My In Cabin Micro Filters...

... What a PITA!!!

I mean do they have midgets finalizing the fitments of interior parts? You have to be a contortionist to fit all up under the dash and unscrew these tiny ass bolts (too many).
I mean if I had the body of my 8yr old son, I could easily have knocked it out in @ 30min instead I spent over an hour and a half jacking with it making sure everything was snug as a bug in a rug!

Here is the instructions I used for reference: http://blog.bavauto.com/wp-content/u...icrofilter.pdf

And yes... You will have to unbolt and lower the airbag. But I did not unplug it. Got the refills off of Amazon for $30: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Yes, I'm out of free maintenance. These were supposed to have been changed out when I took delivery and maybe they were, but I was surprised at how much debris was on them. Plus I have mad crazy allergies so whatever the recommended BMW time frame is, probably ain't soon enough for me.
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there is no knee airbag on the passenger side, the one you lowered is just the plastic cover which houses the footwell lamp, and the connector was for the footwell bulb
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Uhhm I don't think so. I need to verify that...

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Uhhm I don't think so. I need to verify that...

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My 2011 F01 has them on both sides.

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My 2011 F01 has them on both sides.

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Yep. Don't even know why I second guessed myself. Hell, I pulled the unit down myself and examined it. After a quick search:

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The standard features of the BMW 750 i (F0) include 4.4L V-8 445hp engine twin turbo, 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19" aluminum wheels, cruise control, and an ABS and driveline traction control.
*edit* this is for the 2014 above but ALL F0 platform 7 Series come standard with Drivers and Passenger knee airbags and side curtain.
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oh???? mine does not seem to have a passenger side knee airbag I have a Euro Version though....gonna double check but seems present with realoem.

i have cleaned my a/c filters 2x-3x over the past 4 years and i never remember removing an airbag module. it seems you removed the panel with 2 torx screws in Step 6 which you shouldnt, just pull the bottom black panel which houses the footwell lamps. You made an extra step with the airbag that wasnt needed.
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It's interesting that the instructions estimate the labor time to be only 15 minutes!
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It's interesting that the instructions estimate the labor time to be only 15 minutes!
yes, i can do it in 15mins. OP may have taken an additional step which isnt required
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It could be optional on European models. Did not see any way to not remove the knee airbag. Oh well... It's done and I immediately noticed the fresh air. So for me, job well done!

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nice work an I love the rims on your car ....
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Just replaced mine as well. Have 23k on my 2009 750i and they were pretty dirty. The instructions included with my filters say to change every year or 10,000 miles.

These were a pain to change and I found the engine air filters easier to change. Both filters were way over complicated in my opinion.Click image for larger version

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^^ THANK YOU! That is EXACTLY what I was saying my friend.

PITA is putting it mildly. I mean being a 6 footer trying to torque my entire head and arms way the F under there to loosen too many tiny ass bolts sucks!

By the way... Casually glancing under hood, how in the heck do you change the Air Filters? Do I even want to know? The e65 were a snap and could be done in 5min! It's apparent I won't be having that luck here.
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How often does BMW change under the Maintenance Plan?
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^^ THANK YOU! That is EXACTLY what I was saying my friend.

PITA is putting it mildly. I mean being a 6 footer trying to torque my entire head and arms way the F under there to loosen too many tiny ass bolts sucks!

By the way... Casually glancing under hood, how in the heck do you change the Air Filters? Do I even want to know? The e65 were a snap and could be done in 5min! It's apparent I won't be having that luck here.
See my post titled F01/F02 Air Filter DIY. I found the air filters easier than the cabin filters but neither is as easy as it should be. My air filters were so brittle that they crumbed. Way over engineered....there is a big black plastic surround that the filter is moulded to. Not sure what the BMW recommended maintenance is but all my filters needed changing. I installed the cabin filters with the flow arrows pointing toward the rear of the car although I'm not sure which direction is correct. My post has some pictures but if you did the cabin filter replacement, you can do the engine air filters. I paid about $23 each from RMEuropean. There is a left and right part number.


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