Replacing a Volvo Cabin Fresh Air Filter

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Volvos like the S70, V70 and C70 use cabin fresh air filters to filter out harmful particulates, chemicals and allergens that would otherwise enter the cabin of your Volvo. To ensure you receive the freshest air possible inside your Volvo, change the fresh air filter every 15,000 miles. This may sound like a lot, but getting to the filter to change it is relatively straightforward and requires only basic tools found in most toolboxes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Dime
  • T25 Torx driver
  • Ratchet

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    Locate the vent panel on the passenger side of the vehicle, under the dash. The vent panel has several long holes in it and a plastic screw with a long slot in its centre. Place a dime into the screw and turn it vertically. This releases the vent panel from the kick panel. Pull the vent panel out and place it off to the side.

  2. 2

    Remove the two Torx screws that hold the kick panel in place using a Torx driver and a ratchet. Pull the kick panel out and place it off to the side. With the kick panel removed, the white box that holds the cabin filter is exposed.

  3. 3

    Remove the four Torx screws that hold the cover onto the white filter box. Remove the cover and place it off to the side.

  4. 4

    Pull the old filter out of the box and replace it with a new one.

  5. 5

    Place the lid back onto the filter box and screw it into place with the Torx driver.

  6. 6

    Place the kick panel back into the Volvo and secure it with the two Torx screws and the Torx driver.

  7. 7

    Place the vent back on and turn the plastic screw with the dime to lock it into place.

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