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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.

Comments and Suggestions:
keith Comments: hi 1998 mercedes slk 230 kompressor my trunk lid gets ice on the inside and the rear window, is there supposed to be a rubber seal on the trunk lid itself besides the one that runs around the edge that the trunk closes onto
November 30, 2017
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The seal should be around the trunk. Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
cornbeef Comments: hi can the cabin air filter cause the car to fog up inside the back window and trunk on my 1998 slk had ice on the inside rear window and trunk
November 29, 2017
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check if the heater box drain is plugged. - Nick at Pelican Parts  

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