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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 02-06-2008, 01:46 PM
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How to replace cabin air filter 328

I want to replace the cabin air filter in our 328i convertible, is this difficult, any instructions ?
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:03 PM
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Here you go:

http://www.bmwe36blog.com/2007/12/03...crofilter-diy/
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:01 PM
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I replaced mine a couple of months ago and it took me over 3 hours!!! The convertible is just a little cramped so you better have small hands.... The DIY procedures were very helpful as well as the instructions that came with the replacement filter.

Here's a tip... I discovered that the key to the whole thing is to remove the passenger Air Vent pipe; otherwise, there's no way to get to the filter.

Hope this helps... you'll love the airflow once you finish.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:54 PM
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Does the airflow really increase a noticeable amount after the filter change? My '95 vert blows really weak in all settings, heat and a/c. I think it must be the filter, but I don't want to spend 3 hours doing it if it doesn't help. I've only had the car a few months, so I don't know if the filter has ever been changed. Any other possibilities for weak air flow? Thanks,
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:01 PM
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Testing. Sorry for the multiple post.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:03 PM
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Id start with the cabin filter, most BMW owners dont even realize the 3 series had one??? So start there, its not that hard to do!! If that doesnt help you might have an actator door motor or door stuck somewhere!!
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:29 AM
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Does the airflow really increase a noticeable amount after the filter change? My '95 vert blows really weak in all settings, heat and a/c. I think it must be the filter, but I don't want to spend 3 hours doing it if it doesn't help. I've only had the car a few months, so I don't know if the filter has ever been changed. Any other possibilities for weak air flow? Thanks,
Derek
I noticed a significant increase in airflow after I changed the microfilter... no regrets on spending that much time replacing it. The filter I removed was completely "BLACK", filled with all kinds of dirt, etc... no wonder the airflow was terrible.

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mechanics did mine took him 6min charged me free
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