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Old 10-08-2011, 01:11 PM
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Lol, sounds easy to do....

Do I order the carbon or the paper? I have a basic stock x3 without automatic controls...
I would go with carbon filter. Anytime you have fresh air coming in it will help.

Let me know if you need any pictures. Do a search and you should find some though.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:28 PM
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I got a 2006 X3 two years ago (2010) for my wife so we're well out of our maintenance period but when i checked the cabin air filter it looked pretty bad. I would hazard a guess that it may never have been changed in 60,000 miles or was maybe once.

I like to stick to Mann or Hengst filters. Here's a little write up I did on replacing it on X3 models with links to the Mann filter I used on Amazon:

BMW X3 Cabin Air Filter Change DIY Guide

Save yourself some money and get the parts yourself and install it ...takes 10 minutes and you can have peace of mind that you're not being ripped off...

That is obviously overkill for simply changing a filter but i wanted to document the process so anyone thinking about doing it could see how easy it is.

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:22 PM
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Just for kicks ... here is what my old filter versus the new filter looked like...
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