BMW Cabin Air Filter
At any point of time if you smelled something foul and you feel that your air conditioning system is blowing out dust and pollen instead of cool fresh air then it simply indicates that your BMW cabin air filter probably needs to be checked.
A BMW Cabin Air Filter functions like an air filter for it filters the dust, dirt, pollen, exhaust gases and other particulates from the air that may find their way directly from the ventilation system of your ride in order to protect the motorist as well as the passengers sitting inside the BMW. Usually the BMW cabin air filter is a crisp paper filter which is positioned in the external-air intake of BMW's interior. BMW cabin air filters housing lies below the dash on the passenger side or beneath the hood near the hind of the cowl. Some of the BMW cabin air filters are rectangular and analogous in design as compared to that of the combustion air filter while rest of the features are distinctively cut out to fit in the vacant space of a particular BMWs' external-air intake.
It is recommended to replace the BMW cabin air filter periodically or after every 12,000-15,000 miles of driving as the spoilt BMW cabin air filter may push the air conditioning and heating system to over work as it tries to circulate air through clogged cabin air filters. A jammed cabin air filters tends to reduce airflow slowly into the passenger area and may initiate the intrusion of allergens into your BMW's cabin air stream. Due to presence of allergens the cabin air filter of your BMW may become bit soggy and may develop fungus and ultimately pungency.
BMW cabin air filter is devised in such a way that while swapping the older air filter with a new one you do not have to take any pain as the whole process is relatively easy and quick which can be performed with minor garage tools. Before commencing the process of replacement, make sure that you had purchased an exact replacement for your BMW.
- Open the glove box: Unscrew that little screw which lies on the lower right area, where the glove box is attached to the stop arm.
- Slide the loop of the arm off the cylinder: Once the screw is detached the whole glove box is freed. You need to press each face of the glove box so as to pull the tabs and eradicate the entire section.
- Position the BMW cabin air filter: As the cabin air filter covers the rear end of the glove box that is why the tabs need to be pressed on the plastic cover directing each other so as to pull out the filter frame directly.
- Always make sure that the cabin air filters are faced up so as to prevent any rubble trapped in the filter which may fall on the flooring or the vehicle seat.
- Attach a new filter just after detaching the old one from the filter frame. After attaching the new one do not forget to check the direction of UP arrow. The UP arrow should be up in your direction whereas the sides of the filter are slid underneath the tabs on each side of the frame.
- Put in the plastic cover back. Finally you need to clasp that glove box back onto the hinges by pressing the sides again until the tabs catch following the dash. Do not forget to attach the loop of the stop arm onto the cylinder and reinstate the screw.