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 Convertible (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 323 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 330 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 320 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 325 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) M3, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 320 Cd, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 330 Cd, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 323 Ci View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change pollen filter on BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: pollen filter – BMW E46 convertible. List of the tools you'll need:
Torx bit T20
Ratchet wrench
Fender cover
Replacement: pollen filter – BMW E46 convertible. 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: pollen filter – BMW E46 convertible. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the cabin filter housing cover.
  4. Step 4.1
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    Raise a little the cabin filter housing cover.
    Step 4.2
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    Remove the cabin filter.
    Replacement: pollen filter – BMW E46 convertible. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid damaging the cabin filter cover, do not remove it before removing the filtering element.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the rubber strip.
  6. Step 6
    How hard is it to do yourself: Pollen Filter replacement on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 320Cd 2.0 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Remove the cabin filter housing cover.
  7. Step 7
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    Disconnect the wiring harness from the cabin filter housing.
  8. Step 8
    Changing of Pollen Filter on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Unscrew the filter housing fastening bolts. Use Torx T20. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the cabin air filter housing.
  10. Step 10
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    Clean the cabin filter housing and cover.
    Replacement: pollen filter – BMW E46 convertible. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Remove any debris from the cabin filter housing carefully to prevent contamination of the ventilation duct.Do not attempt to clean and reuse the filter - it will affect the quality of air cleaning inside the car.
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