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Air filter change BMW 1-Series 2004 - 2011 Petrol 116i - 1.6

OnDemand step-by-step maintenance & repair BETA

BMW 1-Series 2004 - 2011  | 116i - 1.6 Air filter change

  • time 20 minutes
  • difficulty 3
Air filter location
Undo the two retaining fixings - use a 10mm socket
Undo the five Torx-20 retaining fixings
Carefully lift away the air filter box and rotate
View of air filter cover
Air filter in position
Lift out the air filter
Clean off any debris on the surface of the filter. Replace with new filter if heavily contaminated
Check air filter box for debris. Clean if required. Replace the air filter
Reassemble the air filter housing
Unplug air breather and possibly the MAF sensor
Undo circular clip on the air intake - use a 7mm socket or Phillips screwdriver
Release the air duct