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Cabin Microfilter Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Cabin Microfilter Replacement

Kerry Jonsson

Time:

30 minutes30 mins

Tab:

$20

Talent:

**

Tools:

Lint free rag, T25 Torx bit

Applicable Models:

Volvo V70 (1998-03)
Volvo V70 2.4 (2004-07)
Volvo V70 2.4T (2001-03)
Volvo V70 2.5T (2004-07)
Volvo V70 2.5T AWD (2004)
Volvo V70 AWD (1998-03)
Volvo V70 GLT (1998-00)
Volvo V70 GLT SE (2000)
Volvo V70 R (1998-07)
Volvo V70 R AWD (1999-00)
Volvo V70 T5 (1998-05)
Volvo V70 X/C (2001-02)
Volvo V70 X/C AWD (1998-00)
Volvo V70 X/C AWD SE (2000)

Parts Required:

Cabin microfilter

Hot Tip:

Thoroughly clean microfilter housing

Performance Gain:

Good air flow through HVAC system

Complementary Modification:

Install charcoal activated filter

Volvo V70 models utilize a HVAC fresh air cabin microfilter. The microfilter helps eliminate dirt and dust particles from entering the vehicle interior. It also protects HVAC system components from contamination. A dirty heater core would not provide sufficient heat and a dirty evaporator would not provide sufficient cooling. The microfilter is located in the wiper cowl area beneath a lid on the right side of the vehicle.

Volvo recommends replacing the fresh air cabin microfilter every 15,000 miles or every other oil change.

In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with changing the cabin microfilter. It is quite easy and can be done in a few minutes.

Open your engine hood. Clean nay leaves or debris from the wiper cowl area.

If your cabin filter has been serviced by Volvo or a Volvo work shop, there may be a sticker indication the last time it was serviced (green arrow).
Figure 1

If your cabin filter has been serviced by Volvo or a Volvo work shop, there may be a sticker indication the last time it was serviced (green arrow). The one on my vehicle is quite worn out, this tells me it's been a while.

Start by removing two T25 Torx wiper cowl fasteners (green arrows).
Figure 2

Start by removing two T25 Torx wiper cowl fasteners (green arrows).

Pull the cowl drain hose (green arrow) off the bottom of the cowl.
Figure 3

Pull the cowl drain hose (green arrow) off the bottom of the cowl.

Lift up wiper cowl to expose cabin microfilter.
Figure 4

Lift up wiper cowl to expose cabin microfilter. You can there is quite a bit of debris in the filter on my vehicle.

Lift up and reach under the wiper cowl, then unclip the cabin microfilter mounting tab (green arrow).
Figure 5

Lift up and reach under the wiper cowl, then unclip the cabin microfilter mounting tab (green arrow).

Slide the old cabin microfilter out of the housing, be careful not to spill the debris in the bottom of the housing.
Figure 6

Slide the old cabin microfilter out of the housing, be careful not to spill the debris in the bottom of the housing. Vacuum cabin microfilter housing then wipe down any dust.

Next, snap new microfilter into place, then install wiper cowl and fasteners.
Figure 7

Next, snap new microfilter into place, then install wiper cowl and fasteners. Be sure to properly align microfilter drain hose (green arrow). Be sure it is securely attached to cowl.

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