How To Replace the Air Conditioner Cabin Filter on a 2001-2005 Passat

By | March 3, 2017

How To Replace the Air Conditioner Cabin Filter on a 2001-2005 Passat

There are several components of an air conditioning system in a 2001-2005 VW Passat with the cabin air filter being one of them.
 
If your A/C system is not blowing cold air properly the filter may be dirty and unable to let air pass through the system.
 
The cabin air filter keeps out debris from the A/C system and working properly.
 
To work correctly any air conditioning system must have good air flow to let cold air into a vehicle.
 
It is easy to replace the filter with minimal skills or tools and falls in the DIY category. Below are the steps to replace the filter with pictures.
 
A new filter will need to be bought online or at a local parts store.
 
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How To Replace the Air Conditioner Cabin Filter on a 2001-2005 Volkswagen Passat
 
1… Open the hood and pull back the weather striping on the passenger side of the cowling.
How To Replace the Air Conditioner Filter on a 2001-2005 Passat Step 1
 
2… Lift the plastic cover
How To Replace the Air Conditioner Filter on a 2001-2005 Passat Step 2
 
3… Pull the clip out from the forward edge of the filter housing.
How To Replace the Air Conditioner Filter on a 2001-2005 Passat Step 3
 
4… Lift the filter straight up and out and remove it.
How To Replace the Air Conditioner Filter on a 2001-2005 Passat Step 4
 
5… Insert the new filter with the notches facing down
How To Replace the Air Conditioner Filter on a 2001-2005 Passat Step 5
 
6… Reinstall the clip
How To Replace the Air Conditioner Filter on a 2001-2005 Passat Step 6
 
7… Put the plastic cowling back down into position and put the weather striping back into place.
How To Replace the Air Conditioner Filter on a 2001-2005 Passat Step 7
 

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