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Introduction

Every summer a lot of people suffer from a smelly car air conditioner. This is usually caused by an old cabin air filter. Below is a step by step guide to replacing the filter of your 2007-2013 BMW X5 E70 yourself. Save your time and money instead of making an appointment with the dealership!

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    • Pop and lift the hood by pulling the release lever below the driver's seat.

    • The plastic filter cover is located on the upper left corner of the engine bay.

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    • There are four plastic screws on the air filter cover.

    • Twist each of the plastic screws with the half inch screw driver a quarter turn counter-clockwise。

    • Mind the plastic hood support while removing the plastic cover toward the right hand side.

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    • Once plastic cover has been removed, cabin air filter cover will be exposed.

    • There are three 1/2" plastic bolts.

    • Unscrew each plastic bolt by turning a quarter turn counter clockwise.

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    • Remove the electronic plastic connector before removing air filter cover.

    • Remove the air filter cover from the vehicle.

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    • Once the filter cover has been removed two air cabin filters will be exposed.

    • Locate the plastic clips on each end of the filter holder

    • Depress the clips using your thumbs to remove the air filter.

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    • Pay attention to Air Flow indicator arrows when reinstalling the filters.

    • Clip the filters back into place one side at a time.

    • Repeat the process for the second filter.

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    • Reinstall the filter cover.

    • Re-connect the plastic electronic plug.

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    • Re-install the plastic cover.

    • Mind the hydraulic lift for the hood while re-installing plastic cover.

    • Clean dust off the cover for good measure.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device follow these instructions in reverse order.

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This is not a cabin filter lol

E70/E71 have an actual cabin filter under the glove box.

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