When to replace the Pollen Filter on your MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Pollen filter : 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 (168.031, 168.131), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 (168.033, 168.133), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 CDI (168.007), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 170 CDI (168.008), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 190 (168.032, 168.132), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 160 CDI (168.006), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 140 (168.031, 168.131), MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class (W168) A 210 (168.035, 168.135) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change pollen filter on MERCEDES W168 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Pollen Filter for A-Class (W168) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: pollen filter – Mercedes W168. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 13
Ratchet wrench
Phillips Screwdriver
Fender cover
Replacement: pollen filter – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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 – Mercedes W168 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  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 cowl grille. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  4. Step 4
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    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the windscreen wiper arm nut covers.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean the fasteners of the wiper arms. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the windscreen wiper arms. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the wiper arms.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the lower part of the scuttle panel. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the lower part of the scuttle panel.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the cabin filter.
    Replacement: pollen filter – Mercedes W168. Professionals recommend:
    Do not attempt to clean and reuse the filter - it will affect the quality of air cleaning inside the car.
  12. Step 12
    Switch on the ignition.
    Step 13
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    Close the heater flap.
  13. Step 14
    Switch off the ignition.
    Step 15
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    Clean the cabin filter housing and cover.
    Replacement: pollen filter – Mercedes W168. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Remove any debris from the cabin filter housing carefully to prevent contamination of the ventilation duct.
  14. Step 16
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Mercedes W168 2002 A 190 1.9 (168.032, 168.132) Pollen Filter
    Install the cabin filter to its mounting seat.
    Replacement: pollen filter – Mercedes W168. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Follow the air flow direction arrow on the filter.Check out the correct location of the filter element. Do not skew.Take care to only use quality filters.
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