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Pollen filter - how to remove
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Pollen filter - how to remove

The pollen filter is meant to be changed at every service interval but it's only done as an additional customer expense and not included with the service. It really gets surprisingly clogged so reduces heater blower efficiency.

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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

Newer pollen filters (according to eLearn) are actually snipped on the top and bottom so they can be folded to facilitate easier removal and refitting, and older filters may be snipped manually to aid this too. Tried saving the images but they save as some strange format so I can't post them up
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Got this from a bosch filter i put hope it helps even more
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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

Its best to put some cuts in it to help make it curve without twisting it.
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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

Changed mine today (2006 1.4 16v active aircon 5 door) and can confirm you need a 5.5mm socket, preferably 1/4 inch drive, to get the little screw out of the cover hatch of the filter. Also you would need to remove the plastic tray that stops assorted wiring falling down onto your feet from above the pedals. This has a side piece which obstructs the slot that the filter goes in and it is impossible to move it out of the way. The tray is only held by two plastic press studs and they will break when you prise the tray downwards. Dont worry, they are easily replaced with the type of button stud that you can get in packs at Halfords. Snipping the filter as previously described is still necessary in order to get it round the clutch pedal and steering column.
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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

hi tried removing the cover next to the clutch pedal but the screws / fittings were just turning when i was trying to undo them. are they clips , screws plugs. any help would be good because i'm not getting any air out of the lower vents.
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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

The panel is held on with plastic fir tree clips similar to this one. Give the panel a sharp tug and they should fall out.
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The panel is held on with plastic fir tree clips similar to this one. Give the panel a sharp tug and they should fall out.
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that's great . thanks. do i need to replace them with new ones after wards.
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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

Providing they don't break, you can use the same ones again but after a few times they may become looser.
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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

Mioght sund like a silly question, but in a RHD drive car, which side is the filter on?
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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

The filter is in the same position for RHD and LHD cars and is accessed from the right side (when sitting in the car) of the center console.
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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

Completed this today using this guide and all I can say is, What a MASSIVE difference!! There was almost zero airflow before hand and the filter itself was completely disgusting with loads of hair and twigs etc. It was completely filthy...

It is a tricky place to get to but I found that using a ratchet and screwdriver socket attachment worked well. All in it took about 30 minutes and the filter cost a fiverů Worth a million pounds in improvement!

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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

The 2 fasteners on my abarth, on the drop down panel, if you push the centre pin of the fastener with a small screwdriver they pop out
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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

Just in case anyone with a UK (right hand drive) vehicle struggles:

The filter cover is right at the very back of the footwell on the driver side, I looked at it blankly for ages because it's quite well tucked away. There is a little bolt that you need to remove first, and you could probably do with taking the overhead wirecover off (above the pedals), but I'm not sure its absolutely necessary (didn't seem to be too much in the way)

The filter itself is very easy to replace though, took just a couple of seconds, once I found the cover that is!

Honestly hope this helps, as the diagrams didn't really point to where exactly it was.
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Re: Pollen filter - how to remove

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Just in case anyone with a UK (right hand drive) vehicle struggles:

The filter cover is right at the very back of the footwell on the driver side, I looked at it blankly for ages because it's quite well tucked away. There is a little bolt that you need to remove first, and you could probably do with taking the overhead wirecover off (above the pedals), but I'm not sure its absolutely necessary (didn't seem to be too much in the way)
The photograph on page 2 of the guide shows exactly where the cover, and the screw and clips that hold it on are.
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