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You should change your cabin air filter yearly or every 20k to 30k miles. More often if you drive in dusty conditions.
They're relatively cheap and keep the interior of your car smelling fresh.

I rate this 1 out of 5 Bloody knuckles. Easy and quick job with no tools required.
If you have the kid tool, use it, keeps you from having to contort into the passenger foot well.

The Audi pollen filter will fit. (In fact the dealership put in an Audi and charged me for a Porsche one)
Otherwise you can get it from SunCoast parts.
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In the passenger foot well, under the glove box and against the carpet is a foam vanity trim piece.
Remove the 3 finger screws.
Remove the foam by pushing the edge closest to the seat towards the firewall. Then pull down and out.



With the foam out, you can see the white filter cover.
Slide the cover towards the right side of the vehicle. It takes some force to get over the retention tab.
It will likely "pop" to the right, release, and come flying at you.


With the cover off, you can see the filter. Using a pair of pliers or a screw driver, grab the bottom of the filter to pull it out.
You will have to bend and pry the filter out. Take note of the orientation, with the angled corner up and to the right.


Here's why you change the filter on a yearly basis.


Installation is opposite of removal.
You will have to bend/ smash the filter home.
The white cover should slide and lock into place relatively easy (compared to removal).
Reinstall the foam vanity cover.

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Awesome! My allergies thank you.
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The Kid tool, yea I have often wished for a 10 year old boy with strong fingers to help with more than a few projects that my old fat man large hands find a challenge. Trying to get the bottom spring clip on the engine intake air filter for my 85 911 back in place is a total pain for me.

That looks like a simple enough repair. Thanks for the post!

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There is an early more detailed thread on exactly this and more. These are made by Mann as you can see in the picture.


There is also a higher performance anti-allergen version of the filter from Mann available on Amazon for about $28 shipped.


https://www.amazon.com/Mann-Filter-F...s=macan+filter


The basic OEM version is about $18. That is IDENTICAL to the Audi or Porsche supplied unit other than missing an added part number. In fact Porsche got lazy and just added the Audi part number on my original.


Save your money and upgrade at the same time!
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There is an early more detailed thread on exactly this and more. These are made by Mann as you can see in the picture.


There is also a higher performance anti-allergen version of the filter from Mann available on Amazon for about $28 shipped.


https://www.amazon.com/Mann-Filter-F...s=macan+filter


The basic OEM version is about $18. That is IDENTICAL to the Audi or Porsche supplied unit other than missing an added part number. In fact Porsche got lazy and just added the Audi part number on my original.


Save your money and upgrade at the same time!
Thank you, ordered one.
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There is an early more detailed thread on exactly this and more. These are made by Mann as you can see in the picture.


There is also a higher performance anti-allergen version of the filter from Mann available on Amazon for about $28 shipped.


https://www.amazon.com/Mann-Filter-F...s=macan+filter


The basic OEM version is about $18. That is IDENTICAL to the Audi or Porsche supplied unit other than missing an added part number. In fact Porsche got lazy and just added the Audi part number on my original.


Save your money and upgrade at the same time!

Thanks! The same one sold by Amazon is only $22 and you get 2-day free shipping if you are a prime member.

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Thank you, ordered one.
Just ordered one too. Thank you.

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