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How to change / replace Cabin Air Filter S-Class W220

how to change cabin air filterIn this article, you will learn how to change the cabin air filter (dust filter) on your 2000-2005 Mercedes-Benz S430, S350, S500, CL500, or CL600 W220. Changing the air filter keeps everyone in the car healthy, especially those who suffer from allergies or asthma.

The Purpose of the Cabin Air Filter is to clean the air that comes from the outside environment. The cabin air filter eliminates:

  • Pollen
  • Dust Particles
  • Pollutants

You should change the cabin air filter at least once a year. If you drive in heavy traffic, in an area that has poor air quality, or if you drive very often you should replace it even more frequently.  If the cabin air filter is not replaced frequently enough it can become clogged and impact the efficiency of the AC system.

Parts Needed

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

Mercedes S-Class W220 cabin air filter

Part Number: 2108301018

Tools Required

Short Philips Screwdriver

Instructions on how to change the air filter on Mercedes S-Class W220

STEP 1 – Remove the Glove Box

In this case, the air filter is behind the glove box. Remove the glove box. The whole glove box assembly needs to come out. Don’t panic, it is very easy. There are four screws that you will need to remove. Once you remove the screws pull out the glove box. Disconnect the glove box light and the release cable and you will be able to pull out the glove box.

STEP 2 Remove Air Filter  from Behind the Glove BOX

Press the white locking tab upwards and pull out the air filter door. Pull out the air filters. Install the new air filters in reverse order. Reinstall the air filter (dust filter) door and make sure to lock the white tab.

Pull out the old air filter. If the air filter has not been replaced for an extended period of time, you may notice a lot of leaves and dust in the cabin air filter housing. Use a vacuum to clean out the housing if necessary.

Remember to replace both cabin air filters.

STEP 3 Install new Cabin Air Filter (Dust Filter)

Install the new air filter. Press the filter firmly into the cabin air filter housing. Ensure the cabin air filter (dust filter) door is closed properly.lock cabin air filter door

Cabin Air Filter FAQ

What does a cabin air filter do?

The cabin air filter keeps the air that comes into the cabin clean. The Cabin air filter’s main purpose is to trap dust, pollen, and other airborne particles. The cabin air filter cleans the air in the cabin every time you have air blowing through the air vents.

Wondering if you need to change your cabin air filter?

While the recommended change interval can vary by model, you should change the cabin air filter at least once a year or every 20,000 miles. If you’re still not sure, set your fan to blow air at high speed and notice if you have any reduced airflow, noises coming from the blower fan, or unpleasant smell. Any of these signs indicate the cabin air filter is overdue for replacement.

Replacing the cabin air filter is an easy task that you can perform yourself without taking your car to an auto repair shop. Grab a replacement air filter and follow these instructions on how to change the cabin air filter in your car.

How often should I replace the cabin air filter on a MAKE MODEL?

  • Cabin Air filters should be replaced at least once a year or even 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 of time you may notice:

  • Reduction in airflow
  • Noise from the blower fan if you turn the fan on high

How should a good cabin air filter look?

The cabin air filter should not be black, and full of dust or debris. The filter should be clean.

How does a bad 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 also notice leaves, twigs, insects, grime, and soot.how to change cabin air filter

How much does it cost to replace the cabin air filter on a Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

It depends if you plan on changing the cabin air filter at the dealership or at an auto repair shop. Expect to pay between $60 and $120. If you replace the filter yourself you will be spending less than $30.

Applicable Models

2003-2012 Maybach 57
2003-2012 Maybach 62
2000-2006 Mercedes-Benz CL500
2001-2006 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG
2001-2006 Mercedes-Benz CL600
2005-2006 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG
1996-1999 Mercedes-Benz E300
1996-2002 Mercedes-Benz E320
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420
1998-2002 Mercedes-Benz E430
1999-2002 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
2006 Mercedes-Benz S350
2000-2006 Mercedes-Benz S430
2000-2006 Mercedes-Benz S500
2001-2006 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG
2001-2005 Mercedes-Benz S600
2006 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

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