Vehicle maintenance is one of the crucial responsibilities you need to achieve if you want to keep your car in good condition and avoid unforeseen malfunctions that would necessitate you to spend a lot of cash. Some maintenance tasks seem obvious to everyone, just like oil and filter replacing, 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 Opel Vivaro? To do this, first we’ll find out where the cabin filter on your Opel Vivaro is, and secondly how to replace this famous filter, as well known as pollen filter.

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Where is the cabin filter on my Opel Vivaro?

So let’s start our article with location of the cabin filter on your Opel Vivaro. Determined by the year of your automobile and the series, the filter can be placed in three different areas, we will now detail these locations.

Passenger compartment filter situated in the engine compartment

To locate the cabin filter of your Opel Vivaro?, we advise you to look at the side of the engine compartment, indeed, it is one of the most preferred places for car manufacturers. This is only simply because this is where the Opel Vivaro’s external air intake is placed. This is where your vehicule will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is generally located 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 under the glove box of an Opel Vivaro

The second possible location for the cabin filter on your Opel Vivaro is under the glove compartment of your motor vehicle. This is the least difficult place to access, you will just have to lie down and look under your glove box and you should identify a black box containing the pollen filter, just unclip it to access your filter.

Cabin filter which is under the dashboard of your Opel Vivaro

Finally, last position where the cabin filter on your Opel Vivaro can be placed is under 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 Opel Vivaro?

Finally, we will now teach you how to replace the cabin filter of your Opel Vivaro? Nevertheless this is a rather ordinary step, it must be done at the right time to avoid complications on your car.

When to replace the cabin filter on Opel Vivaro?

The big question for most Opel Vivaro 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 article on the removal of the service indicator light; however, for the cabin filter, it’s a complete other question. It should be changed 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 pollutants, allergens and exhaust fumes. Do not hesitate to replace it more frequently if you drive in city.

How to take out the cabin filter on my Opel Vivaro?

Last but not least, the last step that certainly draws you to this publication, how to take out the cabin filter from your Opel Vivaro? This step is in fact very basic. 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 Opel Vivaro.

If you need more guides on the Opel Vivaro, go to our Opel Vivaro category.