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Air filter change BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003 Diesel 525d - 2.5

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BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003  | 525d - 2.5 Air filter change

  • time 0.5 hours
  • difficulty 4
Air filter location, you will need to remove the pollen filter first
Now you can remove the pollen filter cover
Locate the retaining clip
Undo clip - keep this safe
Release A/C air intake
Remove pollen filter box
Undo air duct
Now You have access to all air filter cover fixings
Undo the 5x 5mm Allen key retaining bolts
Carefully lift away the air filter box
View of the 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 of required. Replace air filter
Reassemble the air filter and pollen filter housings
Undo the retaining clip
Open oil filler cap, replace cap when the cover is removed