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Pelican Technical Article:

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Steve Vernon

Time:

30 minutes30 mins

Tab:

$15 to $65

Talent:

*

Tools:

T30 Torx driver, Rag

Applicable Models:

Porsche 987 Cayman (2007-08)
Porsche 987 Cayman S (2006-08)

Parts Required:

Air filter

Hot Tip:

Wipe down the inside of the airbox

Performance Gain:

Breathing cleaner air

Complementary Modification:

Change engine air filter

Changing your cabin air filter or pollen filter as it is sometimes referred to, is a great way to start wrenching on your own vehicle. The filter keeps the incoming air to the cabin clean and therefore can help keep you healthier. You should change the cabin air filter in your Porsche Cayman every 10,000 miles or so; you should change it sooner if you live in a dusty climate or do a lot of driving on non paved roads.

Most shops will charge you labor and mark up the filter so you can end up paying over $200 for something you can do in a driveway in less than thirty minutes. Replacement is a snap so start saving money and learning a little more about how your car works.

To change the cabin filter begin by opening the hood.
Figure 1

To change the cabin filter begin by opening the hood. The filter is located under some trim pieces in the upper right hand side by the A pillar (red arrow).

First remove the battery cover by turning the two tabs 90 degrees (red arrows) and lifting it off.
Figure 2

First remove the battery cover by turning the two tabs 90 degrees (red arrows) and lifting it off.

Lift off the trim piece that runs along the right fender, you do not want or need to fully remove it as it is connected to the front piece.
Figure 3

Lift off the trim piece that runs along the right fender, you do not want or need to fully remove it as it is connected to the front piece.

While holding the trim piece up pull up on the plastic cover in the right hand corner (red arrow) and remove.
Figure 4

While holding the trim piece up pull up on the plastic cover in the right hand corner (red arrow) and remove.

Lift up on the rubber piece covering the front of the filter and use a T30 Torx to remove the plastic bracket (red arrows).
Figure 5

Lift up on the rubber piece covering the front of the filter and use a T30 Torx to remove the plastic bracket (red arrows).

There is a latch towards the center that clips up over the filter (red arrow), reach in with your hands and unclip this.
Figure 6

There is a latch towards the center that clips up over the filter (red arrow), reach in with your hands and unclip this.

Lift the rubber piece and slide the air filter out.
Figure 7

Lift the rubber piece and slide the air filter out. Make sure to wipe the tray where the filter sits out before installing the new filter. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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