When to replace the Pollen Filter on your AUDI A3
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Pollen filter : 2 year / 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.8 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI g-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI e-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) RS3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI e-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) RS3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.5 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 35 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 g-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 35 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TDI quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Pollen Filter for A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) and other AUDI models
Replacement: pollen filter – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). List of the tools you'll need:
  • Replace the cabin filter at least once every six months, in early spring and autumn seasons.
  • Follow the terms, recommendations and requirements of the part operation provided by the manufacturer.
  • If the air flow into the cabin has sharply reduced, replace the filter before a scheduled maintenance.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the glove box.
  2. Step 2
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    Press down on the glove box retainers.
  3. Step 3
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    Detach the stopper (strap) from the glove box lid.
  4. Step 4
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    Release the cabin filter cover clips.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the cabin filter housing cover.
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the cabin filter.
    Replacement: pollen filter – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Do not attempt to clean and reuse the filter - it will affect the quality of air cleaning inside the car.
  7. Step 7
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    Insert a new filter element into the filter housing.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: pollen filter – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Be sure to position the filtering element correctly. Avoid misalignment.Follow the air flow direction arrow on the filter.
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