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It's located under your glove box and it gets dirty fast and could potential mess up your conditioning and your health if not replaced after every 10,000 miles. It's an easy and cheap DIY (see DIY section)!

But everyone forgets even the BMW maintanence logs.

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Can someone whose done it a few times recommend a good diy?


After I changed my pads and rotors I went back and looked at a few DIY's and noticed a lot of them left out important details.
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http://www.mann-hummel.com/mf_prodkata_all...HBJPN0FbufV.pdf <-- PDF!!!

http://www.logun.org/microfilter.htm

http://www.koalamotorsport.com/tech/...icrofilter.htm


Not that hard, sort of a pain but still not that hard. I wound up taking the glovebox off. The hardest part was getting the screws back into place that are right in the airvent slits. I need to re-adjust my glovebox now because it's sagging.
I wonder why BMW made it so goddamn hard!


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what does this filter, filter?? lol


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filters the air coming out your air vents in your car so you don't breathe dust and nasty polen and crap. If you havn't changed it in a while, it will be DIRTY AS HELL and REALLY BLACK AND NASTY. Might get mold on it too.


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If I'm mistaken.. there is a DIY in the FAQ forum.. just look around... its not hard.. at the least you could search google... e36 micro filter DIY... you should find some good ones...

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Think BavAuto has them for about $30.

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Great to do, I agree...but NOT easy at all, simply because of the location...I also didn't take my glovebox off because I didn't want to end up with the "sagging" problem...

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I also didn't take my glovebox off because I didn't want to end up with the "sagging" problem...
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i revised the FAQ on microfilter. its much easier to do than all those other ones.

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i did my microfilter replacement today.. wasnt anything like the instructions i was following.. i HAD TO remove the liner from above the passanger foot space. That was the only way i could fit the new one in. The old one was FILTHY!! I got the filter from my local BMW dealership and after my BMW CCA discount it was like 22 bucks. I Hope i will see the difference!

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i did my microfilter replacement today.. wasnt anything like the instructions i was following.. i HAD TO remove the liner from above the passanger foot space. That was the only way i could fit the new one in. The old one was FILTHY!! I got the filter from my local BMW dealership and after my BMW CCA discount it was like 22 bucks. I Hope i will see the difference!
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Originally posted by Rooz+Feb 3 2005, 05:29 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rooz @ Feb 3 2005, 05:29 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-sabbath130@Feb 2 2005, 10:31 PM
i did my microfilter replacement today.. wasnt anything like the instructions i was following.. i HAD TO remove the liner from above the passanger foot space. That was the only way i could fit the new one in. The old one was FILTHY!! I got the filter from my local BMW dealership and after my BMW CCA discount it was like 22 bucks. I Hope i will see the difference!
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i dont know if that is possible...
it seems that all of the instructions are for different models of the e36, it says that sometimes you will have to take the glovebox AND the kick panel out, and it also says tat sometimes i dont even have to take the glovebox out ghead .. so i cannot tell when/where to make this distinction.. i think that it is easy enough to figure out with any of the DIYs

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