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BMW DIY Video – Replacing The Cabin Microfilter (Micro Filter) In A 5 Series ’04 Thru ’10 (E60 E61) 525i, 530i, 535i, 545i, 550i, M5

November 15, 2011

Most BMW owners are very good about changing their engine’s air filter, but they rarely change the cabin air microfilter. (If your response is, “I didn’t even know my BMW had a cabin air microfilter,” you’re not alone.) The size and shape of these filters vary widely from model to model, as does the step-by-step procedure for changing them.

Dirty filter on top, clean filter below

BMW recommends that these filters be changed every 15,000 miles (down from 30,000 originally). Once you install the new microfilter, you’ll notice that the car smells fresher and the AC works better. Bavarian Autosport stocks all of the BMW and MINI micro-filters at www.bavauto.com or call our agents at 800-535-2002 for assistance.

In this video (below) we show you how to change the micro-filters on an E60 & E61 model (5-series 04-current 2011 model year). See our other videos for other chassis.

BMW & MINI climate control / cabin air micro-filters:

See THIS LINK for instructions on resetting the service indicator

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