When to replace the Pollen Filter on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Pollen filter : 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Coupe (E36) M3 3.2, BMW 3 Coupe (E36) 323 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E36) 318 is, BMW 3 Coupe (E36) M3 3.0, BMW 3 Coupe (E36) 328 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E36) M3 3.0, BMW 3 Coupe (E36) 316 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E36) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E36) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E36) 318 is View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: pollen filter – BMW 3 Coupe (E36). List of the tools you'll need:
Phillips screwdriver
Flat screwdriver
Clip removal tool
Replacement: pollen filter – BMW 3 Coupe (E36). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW 3 Coupe (E36) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Move the passenger seat fully backwards.
    Step 2
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    Open the glove box.
  2. Step 3
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    Unscrew the glove box fastening screws. Use a Phillips screwdriver. Use a flat screwdriver.
  3. Step 4
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    Remove the air vent.
  4. Step 5
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    Unscrew the glove box fastening screws. Use a Phillips screwdriver. Use a flat screwdriver.
  5. Step 6
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    Unplug the glove box light connector.
  6. Step 7
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    Remove the glovebox.
    Replacement: pollen filter – BMW 3 Coupe (E36). Professionals recommend:
    Be careful to avoid damaging the glove compartment fasteners.
  7. Step 8
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    Unplug the glove box light connector.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the fasteners of the air duct housing. Use a clip removal tool.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the air distribution housing assembly.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the bottom cover of the glove box.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the cabin filter housing cover. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: pollen filter – BMW 3 Coupe (E36). To avoid damaging the part when removing it, do not use excessive force.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the cabin filter.
    Replacement: pollen filter – BMW 3 Coupe (E36). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Do not attempt to clean and reuse the filter - it will affect the quality of air cleaning inside the car.
  13. Step 14
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    Install the cabin filter to its mounting seat. Make sure that the filter edge fits tight to the housing.
    Replacement: pollen filter – BMW 3 Coupe (E36). Tip:
    Check out the correct location of the filter element. Do not skew.Follow the air flow direction arrow on the filter.Attention! Use quality filters – BMW 3 Coupe (E36).
  14. Step 15
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    Reinstall the cabin filter housing cover. Make sure you hear a click indicating that it is locked in place. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: pollen filter – BMW 3 Coupe (E36). To avoid damaging the part during installation, do not use excessive force.
  15. Step 16
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    Reinstall the air distribution housing assembly.
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