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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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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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Thanks this is just what Ive been search for. Saved me money Im sure. Again thanks.
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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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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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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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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.
I'd get mine here:

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For those in the GTA, please advise on where we can pick up the filter for recirculated air (BMW p/n: 64-31-9-194-098).

For lpcapital and others, could you please provide the measurements of the recirculated air filter? I am thinking of creating one, since we are unable to pick one up in Canada.
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The aqusition fee is the finance companies charge for "setting up the lease". That's it plain and simple.



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What the heck the is GTA? I'm an idiot and all the GTA I know is Grand Theft Audio where you beat prostitutes to get your money back after a service...

How can you not find it in Canada? Don't you have BMW dealerships? Or eBay?

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What the heck the is GTA? I'm an idiot and all the GTA I know is Grand Theft Audio where you beat prostitutes to get your money back after a service...

How can you not find it in Canada? Don't you have BMW dealerships? Or eBay?

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Click the link in post 11, they ship to Canada and have some great pricing on their parts.

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lpcapital, I almost fell off my chair! Good one! In my case, GTA stands for Greater Toronto Area, and I am from Canada. Unfortunately, most of our good stuff still come from the US, and shipping is exorbitant, as getting the stuff into Canada requires international postage.

Can we buy replacement stuff from the BMW Dealership directly, such as the internal cabin filter?
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Great info for all DIY gang.

How often do we have to replace filters?
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Can we buy replacement stuff from the BMW Dealership directly, such as the internal cabin filter?
Yessir you can... But also check Amazon, that's where I buy mine. I recently checked and they also have the internal cabin filter, at least here in the US. In the DIY I list the official BMW par number as well some replacements.




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How often do we have to replace filters?
I use the service checkup (I can't remember the exact name but is basically the icon of the car on the lift) to change air filter, fuel filter, and inspect cabin filter and replacing based on how dirty it looks...

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Excellent write up! I replaced the cabin air filters using the steps outlined on this thread; everything went smoothly, except when I was taking off the "smell" sensor. The picture shows it well, but I want to emphasize that you need to push on the back-side of the clip - the part towards the wires; that's how you'll be able to take off the sensor. Visually inspect the clip prior to attempting to remove it, so you won't accidentally damage the clip.

Thanks for the DIY Guide!
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I guess its reputation preceded itself; hence, the apprehension to go to a BMW Dealership. Anyway, I called them up yesterday, and I was shocked to learn that a 9.46L DEF product cost significantly less there than a local store!

The recirculated air filter, which seems to be available in Canada from a BMW Dealership only, is a bit pricey, but no other supplier available here.

FYI - Some Amazon.com sellers are willing to ship to Canada, but the fee is quite stiff. eBay.com is no different.
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Off-topic, but lpcapital, I see that your engine partition/dividers are cracked as well. I just replaced all three pieces of mine at $140 and it pisses me off that the plastic is so ****ty. The replacement pieces look a little different but the seam where it breaks is still purposely made thin so that it will break again in a couple of years. The remainder of the plastics are pretty thick and I don't ever see them breaking but right at the seam it's almost paper thin so of course it's going to break there once it dries out. Pisses me off that it's blatantly made to break.
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Off-topic, but lpcapital, I see that your engine partition/dividers are cracked as well. I just replaced all three pieces of mine at $140 and it pisses me off that the plastic is so ****ty. The replacement pieces look a little different but the seam where it breaks is still purposely made thin so that it will break again in a couple of years. The remainder of the plastics are pretty thick and I don't ever see them breaking but right at the seam it's almost paper thin so of course it's going to break there once it dries out. Pisses me off that it's blatantly made to break.
Yes, we just had a discussion on that topic: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=757557

The summary is that there are long term effect of water dripping through a cracked partition: corroded injectors for the OP and an initial corrosion of a high pressure fuel line on mine.

The partition is made of three pieces: the two sides haven't changed while the center is made of plastic. Maybe it provides some more structure and support. We'll see if it brakes again: remember parts come with (iirc) 2 year unlimited miles warranty. Who knows that a bulletin gets issued that entitles for a refund. Basically I'll check back with my dealer's parts department in 2 years...

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Yes, we just had a discussion on that topic: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=757557

The summary is that there are long term effect of water dripping through a cracked partition: corroded injectors for the OP and an initial corrosion of a high pressure fuel line on mine.

The partition is made of three pieces: the two sides haven't changed while the center is made of plastic. Maybe it provides some more structure and support. We'll see if it brakes again: remember parts come with (iirc) 2 year unlimited miles warranty. Who knows that a bulletin gets issued that entitles for a refund. Basically I'll check back with my dealer's parts department in 2 years...

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I use the service checkup (I can't remember the exact name but is basically the icon of the car on the lift) to change air filter, fuel filter, and inspect cabin filter and replacing based on how dirty it looks...
I was reminded of the cabin filter from something unrelated and I realized I haven't touched mine in the X5 since ownership in '08. Never had the light come on for it and I'm at 39k miles now. I vaguely recall air filters were supposed to be changed yearly and now I'm on year 5. Did I simply neglect something that I should know I have to change or am I supposed to wait for the light?

While we're on topic, I have the online owner's manual that doesn't have this information - is there an online service/maintenance manual PDF for the E70 as far as interim/mileage? Or is everything really CBS (idrive) only? Even a guideline would help.
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. . . While we're on topic, I have the online owner's manual that doesn't have this information - is there an online service/maintenance manual PDF for the E70 as far as interim/mileage? Or is everything really CBS (idrive) only? Even a guideline would help.
Google - "Old School BMW Maintenance Schedule" . . . written by Mike Miller. I think this will give you a general idea . . . adjust that to suit your specific case.
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