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Thread: Vfaq Micro filter replacement e34 (with pictures!!)

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    Default Vfaq Micro filter replacement e34 (with pictures!!)

    Needed Tools:
    Good phillips and t20 screwdrivers,
    also common sense as I may have forgotten a screw or two in this vfaq.
    Please note that i shot these during REASSEMBLY so you may sometimes
    see a part I already told you to move/remove. Pictures are a GUIDE
    not the entire story, but aleast they'll give you an idea of what and where .

    thanks to the e34 website for the original inspiration and sort of directions.


    Step 1: remove glovebox. remove the straps from the glovebox
    (lift up the narrow side of the metal retaining clip, push it off)
    and undo the two latches under the glove box at the rear.


    Step Two: Remove the carpeted trim panel by removing
    the single phillips head screw


    Step Three: remove the black plastic cover by
    A: removing the black plastic clip that goes into the heater duct
    and a phillips at the top &
    B: pushing it backwards to disengage the retaining tabs .




    Step Four: Remove the Black floor vent tube,
    There are two phillips behind the glovebox, one up top and maybe one other.








    Step Five: remove the grey plastic clip by squeezing the sides
    and sliding it out






    Step Six: clip or slide down the ziptie that holds the wiring harness
    that leads to the black box located aft of the microfilter.
    This will give you enough slack to move that box aside
    without disconnecting the plugs.

    Last edited by attack eagle; 12-06-2006 at 11:34 AM.

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    Step seven: slide out the black box and move it aside.
    There is no need to detach those three connectors.
    See indicated tab below.




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    This is where you are at now...



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    Now you can access the microfilter cover and remove the filter.... it's a pale green, and has a large black knob at the top and a t20 at the bottom, loosen the t20 (it won't come completely out or fall out) turn the knob and remove the cover.




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    now just pull your filter out,(it's tight but it does clear) clean inside there with a vacuum, your hand and a cloth, both, what ever works best for you. Insert the new filter, and reverse the disassembly process.



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    Awesome... done it on my E36, should probably go ahead and change it on the new 540i. Saved for the "project file"!

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    Spent hours a while ago trying to FIND the damn filter(1989 RHD 535..)Eventually decided one was NOT fitted and closed up..
    Now,do all e34`s have the filter??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry
    Spent hours a while ago trying to FIND the damn filter(1989 RHD 535..)Eventually decided one was NOT fitted and closed up..
    Now,do all e34`s have the filter??
    My 90 535i did NOT.

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    Did this a few months ago, PITA!! Could they have designed this any worse!!!??? Major redesign on the E39 models, right up front in the engine compartment where our fuse box and DME's are located, nice and simple (although it now required a set)..

    Oh, well won't have to do this again at least for another year..
    aka "BMRSEB" - USA

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    Thanks, these pics are a huge improvement over what I've seen before. I'll be using this thread when I change mine out at some point.

    [1994 530i/5-Speed]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry
    Spent hours a while ago trying to FIND the damn filter(1989 RHD 535..)Eventually decided one was NOT fitted and closed up..
    Now,do all e34`s have the filter??
    I have read on other forums that the change over was during the 1991 year, ad is a partial year thing.

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