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      How to change engine air filter and cabin air filter on 2017 XC60

      My 2017 XC60 is due for 40K maintenance: and I wanted to see if I can change both engine and cabin air filters myself. I've done it before on 740 and on S70 (took me 10 min max) that I used to own, but not on this one. Is it hard? Are there tutorials or videos that describe it well? How much time should I allocate for this, as I am doing it for the first time?
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      The engine air filter is pretty easy there are 4 torx screws that hold the lid down. Just back them out, lift the lid and swap the filter out. Always a good idea to vacuum out and debris in the air box as well.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzcflvNb1yU

      The cabin filter can be a little tricky as it is in a tight spot. You do not have to remove the entire glove box like he does in the video. Just remove the kick plate and move the fuse box.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AntiTGOQsw0

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      Easy 10 minute swap for the engine air filter. 30 minute swap for the cabin filter. As mentioned, only torx screwdriver bits needed. After removing the old cabin filter, you’ll need to compress the new filter like an accordion and then bend it while inserting into the slot. That is normal. Here’s another tutorial:
      https://youtu.be/Nq6omSwdjvo
      Last edited by blindkarma; 02-12-2020 at 11:20 AM.
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      I am not overly handy with car stuff and tried the cabin air filter. While seemingly straightforward once you have to move things around like fuse box , etc I don’t want to take the chance. Take it to an Indy shop will be a lot cheaper. Also consider a charcoal filter. Keeps out orders pretty well and not a lot more.

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      Thank you: engine air filter was really easy. For the newbies, a tip there is to try fitting the old one in a few times, so that you get good at it without worrying that you can damage a new one while fitting it in. All in all 10 min tops. The cabin air filter is a bit of a problem. The videos (at least the first one which I watched a few times) is very helpful, but after getting all the screws around my glove box, the glove box would not give at all for some reason. Did not want to force it, as it seemed effortless on the video. So reassembled everything, will be looking for a mechanic probably. Would have been great if there was a local group of people that would be open to teaching a novice like me (I don't mind paying some fees for it ). I tried putting something together, but it's not taking off https://www.facebook.com/metrowest.xc60/
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      henryn where are you located?
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      Massachusetts, metro west area.
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      Quote Originally Posted by henryn View Post
      Thank you: engine air filter was really easy. For the newbies, a tip there is to try fitting the old one in a few times, so that you get good at it without worrying that you can damage a new one while fitting it in. All in all 10 min tops. The cabin air filter is a bit of a problem. The videos (at least the first one which I watched a few times) is very helpful, but after getting all the screws around my glove box, the glove box would not give at all for some reason. Did not want to force it, as it seemed effortless on the video. So reassembled everything, will be looking for a mechanic probably. Would have been great if there was a local group of people that would be open to teaching a novice like me (I don't mind paying some fees for it ). I tried putting something together, but it's not taking off https://www.facebook.com/metrowest.xc60/
      You do not need to remove the glovebox. He did that because he also showed how to clean the evaporator that requires more access. You only need to remove the panel below the glove box held by two screws. That’s why I linked the second video that simplifies the process.

      1. Remove the panel below the glove box. Two screws and a wire plug.
      2. Remove the side panel of the center console. Pull from the bottom near each tab.
      3. Disconnect the plug on the fuse box. Lift out the fuse block, but leave connected.
      4. Pull the carpet back to access the cabin filter compartment.
      5. Unclip the cabin filter door.
      6. Pull out the old cabin filter.
      7. Compress the new cabin filter so it bends, then slide it into the compartment.
      8. Replace the cabin filter door.
      9. Reattach the fuse block and wire plug.
      10. Replace the side panel of the center console.
      11. Reconnect wire plug to the panel below the glove box and reinstall the two screws.
      Last edited by blindkarma; 02-19-2020 at 12:04 AM.
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      Thank you, will try it without removing the glove box.
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      Before you install the cabin air filter, it would be advisable to spray the evaporator with cleaning foam and run the A/C on high recirc (you staying outside). It cleared up the musty smell in my 4 yr. old XC60 and the smell has not come back since.

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