BMW Cars 1999-06

Removal & Installation

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E30 Models



  1. Open the glove compartment door and remove the inside trim at the heater side.
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  3. Remove the glove compartment door straps and the hinge mounting nuts. Remove the door.
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  5. Remove the 4 screws holding the cover on the side of the heater unit. Remove the micro-filter from under this cover.
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  7. Install the filter, cover and glove compartment door.
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E36 Models



Canadian versions not equipped with air conditioning use micro-filters attached to the blower housing. These filters are removed by accessing the blower housing through the engine compartment. The other vehicles have the micro-filter in the heater and air conditioning unit within the vehicle. This procedure covers the internal micro-filter removal and installation.

  1. Place the vents above the glove compartment straight forward and remove from the dashboard.
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  3. Remove the 6 screws holding the glove compartment and remove the unit complete with the lower trim panel.
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  5. Remove the foot well duct for the heater. Remove the screws holding the control unit bracket and tilt down.
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  7. Turn the lock and remove the cover. Pull the filter out of the housing.
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To install:

  1. Install the new filter and replace the cover. Turn the cover lock.
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  3. Install the control unit holder and the heater duct.
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  5. Install the glove compartment, trim and the vents.
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