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Pelican Technical Article:

Cabin Filter Replacement

Tom Morr

Time:

30 minutes30 mins

Tab:

$15

Talent:

*

Tools:

Flathead screwdriver, Rag

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz SLK230 (1998-04)

Parts Required:

New air filters

Hot Tip:

Vacuum out the inside of the airbox

Performance Gain:

Breathing cleaner air

Complementary Modification:

Change engine air filter

Every 10,000 miles or so, you should change the cabin air filters in your Mercedes-Benz. You should change it sooner if you live in a dusty climate or do a lot of driving on non paved roads. The cabin air filters helps protect the air that you breathe inside the car, replacement is a snap and should take less than thirty minutes.

The cabin air filter on the SLK230 is located on the passenger side of the interior under and behind the glove box.

Begin by removing the kick panel under the dash. It is held in place by two Philips head screws. Remove the screws and lower the panel.

Underneath the panel the cover for the air filter housing is held in place by two white plastic clips. Slide the clips towards the front and rear of the cover and remove the cover.

If you regularly park under a tree be prepared to vacuum up all the debris on the intake side of the filter and vacuum out the housing while you are there. The filter will most likely fall out of the housing a little and if it does not just reach up and pull it down and out.

If your filter is really dirty you might consider changing it more frequently than factory recommended intervals.

Installation is the reverse of removal.

The cabin air filter on the SLK230 is located on the passenger side of the interior under and behind the glove box.
Figure 1

The cabin air filter on the SLK230 is located on the passenger side of the interior under and behind the glove box. Begin by removing the kick panel under the dash. It is held in place by two Philips head screws (green arrows). Remove the screws and lower the panel.

Underneath the panel the cover for the air filter housing is held in place by two white plastic clips (yellow arrows).
Figure 2

Underneath the panel the cover for the air filter housing is held in place by two white plastic clips (yellow arrows). Slide the clips towards the front and rear of the cover and remove the cover.

If you regularly park under a tree be prepared to vacuum up all the debris on the intake side of the filter and vacuum out the housing while you are there.
Figure 3

If you regularly park under a tree be prepared to vacuum up all the debris on the intake side of the filter and vacuum out the housing while you are there. The filter will most likely fall out of the housing a little and if it does not, just reach up and pull it down and out (green arrow).

If your filter is really dirty you might consider changing it more frequently than factory recommended intervals.
Figure 4

If your filter is really dirty you might consider changing it more frequently than factory recommended intervals.

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