Kepping is car in good conditions is one of the most important duties you need to achieve if you want to keep your car in good condition and avoid unexpected malfunctions that would require you to waste a lot of cash. Some maintenance work seem obvious to everyone, just like oil and filter changes, but for others you may not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to focus on a less known but equally significant maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my Mercedes Slk? For this, first we’ll check out where the cabin filter on your Mercedes Slk is, and secondly how to change this popular filter, also named pollen filter.


Where is the cabin filter on my Mercedes Slk?

So let’s start our short post with location of the cabin filter on your Mercedes Slk. Determined by the year of your automobile and the series, the filter can be placed 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 Mercedes Slk?, we suggest you to take a look at the side of the engine compartment, in reality, it is one of the most chosen locations for car producers. This is only mainly because this is where the Mercedes Slk’s external air intake is positioned. This is where your car will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is most of the time found just below 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 Slk

The second possible position for the cabin filter on your Mercedes Slk is under the glove compartment of your car. This is the simplest place to access, you will just have to lie down and look under your glove box and you should identify a black box including the pollen filter, just unclip it to access your filter.

Cabin filter which is under the dashboard of your Mercedes Slk

Finally, last location where the cabin filter on your Mercedes Slk can be placed is beneath your dashboard, to access it you will have to take off your glove box which is almost always held by clips or a screw. Once this is done, you should see the black box it is in.

How to change the cabin filter of my Mercedes Slk?

Finally, we will now see how to change the cabin filter of your Mercedes Slk? Nevertheless this is a rather common maneuver, it must be done at the right time to avoid problems on your automobile.

When to change the cabin filter on Mercedes Slk?

The big query for most Mercedes Slk owners is when to change this filter, because we know that you have to change it every 20,000 kilometres; don’t hesitate to read our short post on the removal of the service indicator light; however, for the cabin filter, it’s a whole other question. It should be changed every year if you use your automobile 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 harmful particles, allergens and exhaust fumes. Do not hesitate to change it more regularly if you drive in city.

How to take off the cabin filter on my Mercedes Slk?

Last but not least, the last step that certainly draws you to this guide, how to take off the cabin filter from your Mercedes Slk? This step is in fact very common. 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 carefully 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 Slk.

If you wish more tutorials on the Mercedes Slk, go to our Mercedes Slk category.