450 Cabin/Pollen Filter
If you suffer from hayfever there is a good chance this will interest you. The smart pollen filter isn't always fitted as standard and if you do have one fitted it should be changed yearly.
If you suffer from hayfever there is a good chance this will interest you. The smart pollen
filter isn't always fitted as standard and if you fit one it should be changed yearly. The smart pollen filter should not be cleaned, only replaced.
The first job is to purchase the new filter from smart, you may find a cheap one on Ebay.
Remove the front section of the car, this information can be found in the exterior section.
Look over to the left where the windscreen squirter fill-up pipe is located, the top of the tube is clipped onto a black cover. Behind this black cover is where the the filter lives.
On the top of the black box it clearly states 'Danger' and 'Engine Off'.
This warning should be adhered to as you could easily get sucked in the hole and become trapped. OK, that's not true. The windscreen wiper mechanism could easily bite your fingers off.
Unclip the clips running around the outside and lift the cover away to
reveal the filter (or an empty space).
Pull the old filter away from the housing paying close attention to its positioning,
dispose of the old filter and replace with the new one.
Once you are happy with the fitment, refit the cover and slot the hose clip and hose back into the front. Replace the front of the car and the job is done.
It is perfectly possible to change this filter through the service hatch although it is tricky.