When to replace the Pollen Filter on your VW PASSAT
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Pollen filter : 2 year / 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.9 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.6, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.0, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.3 VR5, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.8 T 20V, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.8 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.5 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.5 TDI 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.0 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.3 VR5 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 4.0 W8 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.0, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.5 TDI 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.5 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.0 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.8 T, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.8, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.8, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.8 4motion, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.8 4motion View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change pollen filter / cabin filter on VW PASSAT 5 (B5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Pollen Filter for PASSAT Variant (3B6) and other VW models
Replacement: pollen filter – VW Passat B5 Variant. Tip:
  • 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 – VW Passat B5 Variant. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.9 TDI 2001 Pollen Filter - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the cowl grille seal.
  4. Step 4
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    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
  5. Step 5
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    Take out the cabin filter bracket.
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the filter element from the filter housing.
    Replacement: pollen filter – VW Passat B5 Variant. Professionals recommend:
    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. Make sure that the filter edge fits tight to the housing.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: pollen filter – VW Passat B5 Variant. Be sure to position the filtering element correctly. Avoid misalignment.Take care to only use quality filters.Follow the air flow direction arrow on the filter.
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