There are some good pics on this thread - http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthread.php?t=4031&highlight=carbon+pollen+filterDoes the A2 comes with a pollen filter as standard? If so where is it located, and can it be upgraded to a charcoal one?
Thanks for all the comments pointers. Unfortunately the above URL doesn't work as it gives an error that I do not permission to edit the thread!There are some good pics on this thread - http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthread.php?t=4031&highlight=carbon+pollen+filter
Sorry about that. I forgot the guy who supplied the pics left the club in a huff and asked for all his posts to be removed. Only club officials now have access. Something similar happened to his oil filter replacement guide but Skipton (Mike) managed to reformat it for all to see. Maybe we can do the same for the pollen filterThanks for all the comments pointers. Unfortunately the above URL doesn't work as it gives an error that I do not permission to edit the thread!
I found refitting is easier, if the filter is left protruding a couple of inches and the retaining clip is then fitted to the filter, and then the whole pushed into place as one, the clips then slide into place. Bill.Yes, Emm left in a huff and took his ball with him!
So, for the benefit of all, I'll post the guide again, using an easy photoguide:
The pollen filter is located in the passenger footwell (UK cars) behind the glovebox. There is a trim cover (in the same colour as the rest of the internal trim) that hides a black plastic retainer, behind which is the filter element and holder.
You'll firstly need to take off the trim cover:
Then, when the cover is off, remove the black retainer by pulling the 2 clips to the middle and then wiggle it down and away.
Then, you can pull the element out - it sits in a fragile plastic frame and you'll have to tilt it as it drops to clear the carpet. Take note of the direction of airflow, as written on the side of the element and replace the new one in the same orientation.
Refitting is the reverse of removal - note that the black plastic retainer is a sod to get into the right position - it must go fully in and positively lock, otherwise the trim cover won't fit back in place!