BMW and MINI DIY Video – Replacing The Cabin Microfilter (Micro Filter) How To
Most BMW and MINI 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 and MINI recommend that these filters be changed every 15,000 miles (down from 30,000 originally). Otto recommends once per year or more often if the vehicle is used in “dirty air” areas. A 6-month inspection of the filter will reveal where the actual change interval should be. 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 the links below, we have both Videos and non-video DIYs for replacing your BMW’s or MINI’s cabin microfilter(s).
E71 X6 (08-current)
TBA DIY/Video (soon to come):
E83 X3 (thru 10) – TBA
F25 X3 (11-current, 2011) – TBA