Vehicle maintenance is one of the crucial responsibilities you need to achieve if you want to keep your car in good condition and avoid sudden malfunctions that would require you to waste a lot of cash. Some maintenance work seem obvious to almost all people, such as oil and filter replacing, but for others you may not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to concentrate on a less known but equally essential maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my Mercedes Benz CLS Class? For this, first we’ll discover where the cabin filter on your Mercedes Benz CLS Class is, and secondly how to replace this popular filter, also called pollen filter.
Where is the cabin filter on my Mercedes Benz CLS Class?
So let’s start our article with location of the cabin filter on your Mercedes Benz CLS Class. Depending on the year of your automobile and the series, the filter can be located in three different spots, we will now describe these locations.
Passenger compartment filter found in the engine compartment
To locate the cabin filter of your Mercedes Benz CLS Class?, we advise you to look at the side of the engine compartment, indeed, it is one of the most preferred places for car producers. This is simply cause this is where the Mercedes Benz CLS Class’s external air intake is installed. This is where your car will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is most of the time located just under 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 beneath the glove box of an Mercedes Benz CLS Class
The second possible location for the cabin filter on your Mercedes Benz CLS Class is under the glove compartment of your car. This is the easiest place to access, you will just have to lie down and look under your glove box and you should find a black box containing the pollen filter, just unclip it to access your filter.
Cabin filter which is under the dashboard of your Mercedes Benz CLS Class
Finally, last location where the cabin filter on your Mercedes Benz CLS Class can be located is beneath your dashboard, to access it you will have to take off your glove box which is usually held by clips or a screw. Now that this is done, you should see the black box it is in.
How to replace the cabin filter of my Mercedes Benz CLS Class?
Finally, we will now teach you how to replace the cabin filter of your Mercedes Benz CLS Class? Even though this is a rather common maneuver, it must be done at the right time to avoid complications on your motor vehicle.
When to replace the cabin filter on Mercedes Benz CLS Class?
The big question for a good number of Mercedes Benz CLS Class owners is when to replace this filter, because we know that you have to change it every 20,000 kilometres; don’t be reluctant to consult our article on the removal of the service indicator light; however, for the cabin filter, it’s a whole other question. It should be replaced every year if you use your motor vehicle regularly or every two years if you drive in the country and only make short trips. The purpose of this filter is to filter out air impurities, allergens and exhaust fumes. Do not hesitate to replace it more regularly if you drive in city.
How to take off the cabin filter on my Mercedes Benz CLS Class?
Last but not least, the last step that definitely attracts you to this instruction, how to take off the cabin filter from your Mercedes Benz CLS Class? This step is in fact 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 Mercedes Benz CLS Class.
To discover more tips on the Mercedes Benz CLS Class, take a look at the Mercedes Benz CLS Class category.