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Changing the Engine Air Filter Leon 2005 - 2012 | Haynes Manuals

Time
5 to 45 minutes
Difficulty
1 The air cleaner is located in front of the battery in the left-hand front corner of the engine compartment, as viewed from the driver's seat
2 Undo the cover retaining screws (arrowed) and lift the air cleaner cover, taking care not to put any strain on the intake ducting and air mass meter wiring
3a With the cover raised, withdraw the air filter element, noting how it is fitted
3b Where fitted, remove the primary filter
4 Clean out the housing. Use a vacuum cleaner if necessary
5 Fit a new air filter element in position, ensuring that the edges are securely seated
6 Refit the lid and tighten the screws, then refit the engine top cover