Vehicle maintenance is one of the essential tasks you need to do if you want to keep your car in good condition and avoid unpredicted breakdowns that would necessitate you to spend a lot of cash. Some maintenance work seem obvious to almost everyone, such as oil and filter changes, but for others you might not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to concentrate on a less known but equally crucial maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my Mercedes Vito? For this, first we’ll see where the cabin filter on your Mercedes Vito is, and secondly how to change this famous filter, as well named pollen filter.


Where is the cabin filter on my Mercedes Vito?

So let’s start our short post with location of the cabin filter on your Mercedes Vito. According to the year of your vehicle and the series, the filter can be located in three different places, we will now detail these locations.

Passenger compartment filter located in the engine compartment

To locate the cabin filter of your Mercedes Vito?, we encourage you to look at the side of the engine compartment, in truth, it is one of the most preferred locations for car manufacturers. This is simply simply because this is where the Mercedes Vito’s external air intake is situated. This is where your vehicule will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is most of the time found just beneath the windscreen, at the level of the air vents, you can access it through the bonnet of your car, it will be in a plastic box.

Cabin filter which is beneath the glove box of an Mercedes Vito

The second possible position for the cabin filter on your Mercedes Vito is under the glove compartment of your motor vehicle. 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 Vito

Finally, last position where the cabin filter on your Mercedes Vito can be located is beneath your dashboard, to access it you will have to remove 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 change the cabin filter of my Mercedes Vito?

Finally, we will now show you how to change the cabin filter of your Mercedes Vito? Nevertheless this is a rather common procedure, it must be done at the right time to avoid concerns on your automobile.

When to change the cabin filter on Mercedes Vito?

The big query for most Mercedes Vito 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; nevertheless, 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 impurities, allergens and exhaust gas. Do not hesitate to change it more regularly if you drive in city.

How to remove the cabin filter on my Mercedes Vito?

Last but not least, the last step that definitely draws you to this publication, how to remove the cabin filter from your Mercedes Vito? 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 gently 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 Vito.

To find more tips on the Mercedes Vito, take a look at the Mercedes Vito category.