AutoInstruct shows you how to change your cabin pollen filter on a Volkswagen MK5 Golf. You can save a few dollars during your service by completing this simple process yourself! A clean cabin filter is essential to maintaining clean air in your vehicle. Consider changing your cabin filter more frequently in dusty environments, or for those who suffer dust allergies or asthma.

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Tools/Parts Required

  • Replacement Cabin Air Filter

Step 1

The cabin filter is located in the passenger side footwell (lefthand side of the cabin), under the glovebox.

Step 2

There are two plastic thumbscrews holding a foam panel up on the underside of the dash. Remove both of these thumbscrews and pull the foam panel down to remove.

Step 3

Once the panel is removed you can clearly see the cabin air filter box. To open it up simply slide the cover to the left and it will come free.

Step 4

Now all you need to do is pull down on the filter to remove it from the box.

Please note the orientation of the filter.

Step 5

To install the new filter, simply reverse the process ensuring the filter orientation is correct.

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