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Cabin Air Filter Replacement Mercedes-Benz E-Class CLS-Class

In this article, you will learn how to change the cabin air filter on Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211 and CLS-Class. The Purpose of the Air Filter is to clean the air from the outside and into the AC system. Replacing the filter is an easy job that you can perform yourself. Change the cabin air filter at least once a year. Replace the air filter more frequently if you drive in heavy traffic, in a city with poor air quality, or drive very often. Air filters trap large and small particles and other pollutants, and premium filters also have a charcoal layer for odor control. An old cabin air filter can cause the AC system to malfunction. Changing the air filter is a good practice to keep the driver and everyone inside the car healthier.

The cabin air filter of your Mercedes-Benz eliminates the following:

  • Pollen
  • Dust Particles
  • Odors

Clean air is essential for everyone, especially those with asthma or allergies.

Tools and Parts Needed

Replacing the air filter is easy. At a minimum, you will need a new air filter and a few simple tools.

Instructions on how to change the air filter on Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS-Class


Locate the hood release under the dashboard on the driver’s side, next to the brake pedal. Open the hood by pulling on the hood release. open hood mercedes benz release


Locate the cabin air filter on your Mercedes-Benz E CLS Class.Location of the cabin air filter on Mercedes-Benz E-Class


Once you locate the cabin air filter in the engine bay compartment, remove the 10 mm plastic nut on the front of the cabin air filter housing. Be careful not to break the plastic tab. change-replace-cabin-air-filter-mercedes-benz-02


Pull out the old air filter. If the air filter has not been replaced for an extended period, you may notice a lot of leaves and dust in the cabin air filter housing. Use a vacuum to clean the housing.  change-replace-cabin-air-filter-mercedes-benz-04


Install the new filter. Press the filter firmly into the cabin air filter housing.change-replace-cabin-air-filter-mercedes-benz-03

Where to buy cabin air filters for your Mercedes-Benz?

You can save money by buying the cabin air filter online. Check prices for Cabin Air Filter for Mercedes-Benz on Amazon. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a cabin air filter do?

  • The cabin air filter keeps the air that comes into the cabin clean.

How often should I replace the cabin air filter on a Mercedes-Benz?

  • Cabin Air filters should be replaced at least once a year or more frequently if you commute in an urban city or drive more than the national average.

What are the benefits of changing the cabin air filter?

  • It prevents allergens and dust from coming inside the car. It keeps the air that the driver and passengers breathe clean. It helps you stay healthy. It helps those with asthma or allergies.

What are signs that you need the air filter replaced?

If the air filter has not been replaced for an extended period, you may notice the following:

  • Reduction in airflow through the AC system
  • Noise from the blower fan if you turn the fan on too high

How does an old, dirty air filter look?

  • When you inspect an air filter that has not been replaced for years, you will notice that the old filter may have turned black and leaves, twigs, insects, grime, and soot. Look at this very dirty air filter. It should have been replaced a long time ago. Dirty Air Filter How it looks


How much does replacing the cabin air filter on a Mercedes-Benz E-Class or CLS-Class cost?

The cabin air filter costs between $15-$30 online. There are several filters on Amazon, which only take less than 15 minutes to replace. If you have a Mercedes-Benz auto repair shop perform this service, expect to pay between $60-$110.

Applicable Mercedes-Benz Models

2006            CLS500  219.375
2006            CLS55 AMG 219.376
2007-2010  CLS550 219.372
2007-2011  CLS63 AMG 211.077
2004-2009  E320  211.022
2003            E320  Base  Sedan  211.065
2006-2009  E350  211.056
2003-2006  E500  211.070
2003-2006  E55 AMG 211.076
2007-2009  E550  211.072
2007-2009  E63 AMG 211.077

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One comment

  1. Did it today, took 10 minutes and couldn’t have been easier! Thanks for posting these articles and demystifying all these service items!

    I love the site!

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