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How to Replace Air Filter and Snow Screen 14-19 Audi SQ5

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How to Replace Air Filter and Snow Screen 14-19 Audi SQ5

Created on: 2018-01-29

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a dirty, dusty or clogged air filter on 15 Audi SQ5

  1. step 1 :Removing the Air Filter
    • Remove the seven T25 Torx screws from the air filter housing
    • Pull the clips off the air intake hose
    • Remove the air filter hose from the box
    • Lift off the air filter and cover
    • Remove the two T15 screws from the air filter
    • Remove the air filter
  2. step 2 :Installing the Air Filter
    • Put the o-ring on the air filter
    • Connect the air filter
    • Tighten the T15 screws to the filter
    • Clean out the air box with a vacuum
    • Insert the air filter into place
    • Connect the air intake hose and clip it on
    • Tighten the T25 screws to the air filter housing cover
  3. step 3 :Removing the Snow Screen
    • Press the center of the push clips and pry them up from the shield on the grille
    • Pry up the shield
    • Slide the snow screen down and out
  4. step 4 :Installing the Snow Screen
    • Slide the snow screen up into the air duct
    • Clip the shield in
    • Press the clips into the shield

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools


    Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T15 Torx Driver

    T25 Driver

Installation Video
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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

To replace the air filter, we use a T25 Torx bit with a little short extension and a driver handle. Start by removing the one, two, three, four, five, six, seven Torx head bolts that need to come out. And these are captured, so they won't come out all the way. Just loosen them up.

Unhook this hose here, pulling these clips off. One on the top, and then one on the bottom. Break this hose free. This should lift up out of the car, and there's our air filter right there.

To remove the air filter from this top cover of the air filter box, there's two T15 screws. I remove those using a T15 socket and extension. Take that screw out. So like this, just pull it apart. There's an O-ring in there too, that comes out with the filter and gets replaced. That's a dirty filter. Put the new O-ring in place.

These two holes are going to line up with these two openings here. And that will sit just like that. This little tab sits on this tab. Flip this back over. Install the screws. These are just going into the plastic of the air filter, so once they get tight I'm just going to stop. Same for both. This lower air box is real dirty, and naturally all of this would have to go through the filter before it gets to the engine, but it is sitting in here. I'm going to knock some of it free. Then I'll use a vacuum to pick up most of it.

I'm going to reinstall the filter and the cover. Move this up out of the way. Make sure the cover sits in the groove perfectly. Reinstall all these screws. Switch to a ratchet just to make this go a little quicker. Don't forget that these two are back here. Line the hose up, reinstall it. It's got a locating tab on the bottom, locating tab on the top. It’s right next to the middle clips. You might have to spread the middle clips a little bit, and then just kind of push this down in. I think just the O-ring is new, and it's tight, but that's installed.

The vehicle is equipped with what's called a snow screen. It's a pre air filter. It's in the front of the bumper, in the front of the air duct going into the air box, and it can be cleaned. You have to remove this plastic trim. There's six push clips along the top edge. I'm going to take a small flat blade screwdriver and push in on them. That unlocks them. Don't push in too far. Then we'll use a trim clip tool to pry them up. Take that apart, then we'll push it back out. Now lift this cover up, and slide it back out of the bumper. It actually pulls up off of these clips. So you get this out, I'm just going to kind of reach in with my fingers, and just going to kind of pull it out of the air duct here, and we just slide it down and out. And that's it there. Here's our snow screen.

Cleaned it up with some warm soap and water, going to reinstall it. Let's see, it went in this way, slide it up into place. It's got a little hook here just on the top, it just kind of pushes in. And that's it, it just sits in the front of this air duct. I'm going to put this upper radiator cover back in, or upper air guide. So it's going to clip into the front. Reinstall all the clips, because I pulled them up after pushing them through. I'm going to feed them into place, just push that down, it locks. Just repeat this for all of them.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Vacuum
  • Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T15 Torx Driver
  • T25 Driver

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