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Air filter change Volkswagen New Beetle 2007 - 2012 Petrol 1.4

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New Beetle
2007 - 2012  | 1.4 Air filter change

  • time 15 minutes
  • difficulty 3
The air filter location
First, undo the engine cover fixings - use a 5mm Allen key
Now remove the engine cover
Next, undo the 7 Phillips retaining fixings
Release the air breather pipe
Now carefully lift away the air filter body
View of the air filter cover - clean if required
Air filter in position
Lift out the air filter
Clean off any debris on the surface of the filter. Replace with a new filter if heavily contaminated
Check air filter box for debris. Clean if required. Now you are ready to replace the air filter
Reassemble the air breather pipe, the air filter housing and the engine cover