Kepping is car in good conditions is one of the crucial duties you need to achieve if you want to keep your vehicle in good condition and avoid unpredicted equipment failures that would require you to waste a lot of money. Some maintenance tasks seem obvious to everyone, such as oil and filter replacing, but for others you might not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to concentrate on a less famous but equally essential maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my BMW 4 Series? To do this, first we’ll find out where the cabin filter on your BMW 4 Series is, and secondly how to replace this popular filter, also named pollen filter.


Where is the cabin filter on my BMW 4 Series?

So let’s start our content page with location of the cabin filter on your BMW 4 Series. According to the year of your motor vehicle and the series, the filter can be found in three different places, we will now describe these locations.

Passenger compartment filter positioned in the engine compartment

To locate the cabin filter of your BMW 4 Series?, we suggest you to look at the side of the engine compartment, in fact, it is one of the most preferred spots for car producers. This is only mainly because this is where the BMW 4 Series’s external air intake is located. This is where your car will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is most of the time based just beneath the windscreen, at the level of the air vents, you can access it through the bonnet of your motor vehicle, it will be in a plastic box.

Cabin filter which is below the glove box of an BMW 4 Series

The second possible location for the cabin filter on your BMW 4 Series is under the glove compartment of your car. This is the least complicated place to access, you will just have to lie down and look under your glove box and you should find a black box including the pollen filter, just unclip it to access your filter.

Cabin filter which is under the dashboard of your BMW 4 Series

Finally, last position where the cabin filter on your BMW 4 Series can be found is below your dashboard, to access it you will have to take out your glove box which is generally held by clips or a screw. Once this is done, you should see the black box it is in.

How to replace the cabin filter of my BMW 4 Series?

Finally, we will now discover how to replace the cabin filter of your BMW 4 Series? Although this is a rather basic technique, it must be done at the right time to prevent concerns on your car.

When to replace the cabin filter on BMW 4 Series?

The big question for most BMW 4 Series owners is when to replace this filter, because we know that you have to change it every 20,000 kilometres; don’t hesitate to consult our content page on the removal of the service indicator light; nevertheless, for the cabin filter, it’s a complete other question. It should be replaced every year if you use your car regularly or every two years if you drive in the country side and only make short trips. The purpose of this filter is to filter out air harmful particles, allergens and exhaust gas. Do not hesitate to replace it more regularly if you drive in city.

How to take out the cabin filter on my BMW 4 Series?

Last but not least, the last step that certainly draws you to this instruction, how to take out the cabin filter from your BMW 4 Series? This step is actually very simple. Once you’ve found the position of the filter, all you have to do is to unclip the box in which it is located and softly pull it out. Be careful when taking it out to look carefully in which direction it is positioned (you will often find an arrow that gives the direction of the air), so remember to position your new filter in the same direction. You just have to close and re-clip the box and you’re done changing the cabin filter of your BMW 4 Series.

Whenever you have any further questions about the BMW 4 Series, do not hesitate to consult our BMW 4 Series category.