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How to Replace Cabin Air Filter 05-17 Volkswagen Jetta

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How to Replace Cabin Air Filter 05-17 Volkswagen Jetta

Created on: 2015-02-23

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a dirty, dusty or clogged cabin air filter on 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, Passat.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Cabin Air Filter
    • Remove the two retaining clips from the panel beneath the glove box with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the panel down
    • Pull the tab on the air box to the right
    • Remove the air box tab out
    • Remove the air filter
  2. step 2 :Installing the New Cabin Air Filter
    • Insert the cabin air filter in place with the arrows facing the front of the car
    • Push the door into the tabs on the filter and slide it to the left
    • Push the foam panel in place
    • Tighten the retaining clips with a flat blade screwdriver

Tools needed for replacement

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  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks.

In this video, we're going to be showing you how to replace the dust and pollen cabin air filter on this 2005 Jetta. It's pretty much the same for any 2005 to 2013 Jetta, as well as similar generations of the Golf, GTI, CC, as well as Passat, and also the Audi TT and 83. For this Jetta you'll need a new cabin dust and pollen filter from, a small flat blade screwdriver, and a flashlight.

You'll start off on the passenger side front. Underneath there is a panel here that you need to remove. There are two clips. Use the small flat blade screwdriver to remove those two clips. There's one there as well as one a little further over. We'll fast-forward here as we use a screwdriver at first, and then just use our hands to remove those two clips. Once those clips are out of the way you can pull that foam panel down and out.

Then your cabin air filter is in the air box. There's a little tab, pull it toward the outside of the vehicle or to the right. You can pull that door off and then pull your cabin air filter down and out.

Here the replacement from 1A Auto is on your left and the old one's on your right. You can see the replacement from 1A Auto is going to fit just like the original.

To install the new filter there are air flow arrows. You want those pointing towards the front of the car, but then you slip it up inside. Once you have it all in place, then the door has tabs on it that go into the filter.

Then you push the door up in place and slide it over towards the driver side or to your left to latch it into place. We'll just fast-forward. You want to push that foam panel up into the front or the area near your glove box first. Get it around all the vent holes and then push it up into place around the sides in the back. Then replace those two screw clips. Start off with your hand and then tighten them up lightly with the screwdriver.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Flashlight

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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