DIY: Cabin Air Filter Replacement - AudiWorld Forums

Go Back  AudiWorld Forums > Audi Models > Audi Q3 /Q5 / Q7 > Audi Q5 > Q5/SQ5 MKI (8R) Discussion
Reload this Page > DIY: Cabin Air Filter Replacement
Q5/SQ5 MKI (8R) Discussion Discussion forum for the First Generation Audi Q5 SUV produced from 2008 to 2017
Old 07-25-2016, 10:33 AM
How-Tos on this Topic
Last edit by: IB Advertising
See related guides and technical advice from our community experts:Browse all: Audi Q5 or Q7 Interior Guides
Print Wikipost

DIY: Cabin Air Filter Replacement


Old 02-13-2011, 02:11 PM
AudiWorld Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Maine
Posts: 537
Default DIY: Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Part of the 15k mile service is a new cabin air filter. It is very easy to do yourself.

Up in the passenger front footwell in front of the lower glovebox plastic there is a foam cover that is held on by 3 thumbscrews.

Remove the thumb screws and remove the foam panel, you will then see this.

You need to slide the white plastic cover to the right (passenger side of the car. If you can't get it to budge you can pinch the section in the middle with the two ridges that keep the cover locked in place.

To remove the cover fully you may need to pull out this foam piece behind the fan motor.

The filter just pulls out and a new one goes in the same way. You may have to contort it a bit to get it to bend, if you have floor mats it is easier to get it in with them removed.

When sliding the white cover back on make sure the filter is pushed all the way up into the housing or you may not be able to slide the cover fully closed (ie the ridges on the white cover need to be on the left side of the black housing).
rs4-380 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 02:50 PM
AudiWorld Senior Member
gat821's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 606

Excellent walkthrough! Thanks - pictures are always worth a thousand words. I wonder how much Audi charges for doing this at the dealer?
gat821 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 04:36 PM
Audiworld Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 54

very helpful...but since it is my first time.....took me like 30 minutes and my back hurts..hahaha...and my new filter seems kind loose..but over all it is good learning process....thank for the pictures and advices...
ookila is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 05:29 PM
AudiWorld Member
bigdadi's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Boston, MA USA
Posts: 369

bigdadi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 03:39 AM
Audiworld Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 22

Thanks for posting!!! I will use this as a reference in the future.
CB17 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
A4 (B7 Platform) Discussion
09-05-2015 01:39 AM
A6 / S6 (C5 Platform) Discussion
09-04-2015 01:57 PM
A8 / S8 (D3 Platform) Discussion
09-03-2015 07:04 PM
ECS Tuning-Audi
S4 (B6 & B7 Platforms) Discussion
09-03-2015 12:45 PM
ECS Tuning-Audi
A4 (B7 Platform) Discussion
09-01-2015 09:16 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:00 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: