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Replacing a Pollen Filter on a VW Passat 3C

A "how to" guide to changing a Volkswagen pollen filter.

Watch our "How to" change your VW pollen filter video or follow the step by step guide below.

We also have a pollen filter replacement guide for the VW Passat 3B (Non-electric handbrake) model.


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The pollen filter on a Passat 3C model is located under the dashboard on the passenger side.

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Remove the 2 x turn clips holding the foam trim.

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Carefully pull down the foam panel.

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You can now see a plastic 'honeycomb' shape panel.

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One piece of the honeycomb panel has a part that is lower than the rest. Place your thumb here and push left.

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The panel will drop down.

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You will now be able to see the bottom of the pollen filter.

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Pull it down, easing it out from the sides. Note which way it comes out if not a square shape.

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Fit the new filter, pushing it up slowly. Replace the plastic trim.

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Tuck the foam panel behind the dash trims and refit the 2 x screws.

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