HowTo: Replace Front Seat Filters

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HowTo: Replace Front Seat Filters

Postby moedawg140 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:21 am

HowTo: Replace Front Seat Filters

I have always wanted to replace my front seat filters, and find out if replacing them would help increase air flow to the seats since dirt would no longer be impeding the seat fans’ air flow to my bottom and back. I purchased and installed the seat filters recently, and I personally think that replacing the seat filters helped increase air flow to the seats.

Time: 5 minutes for both sides.

Supplies Needed:
- 2 New Seat Filters
- Left Hand

The Partsgeek website was where I purchased the seat filters from ($17.47 each, shipping was $8.95 to the Southern California area).
http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2006/i ... ?brand=npn

(When you receive the seat filters, disregard any paperwork that may be inside the seat flter box that explains how to replace the cabin air filter - we want to replace the seat filter, so the directions that the seat filter includes will not apply for this application).

These filters are an *exact* fit and are the same measurements as the OEM seat filters (2006-2009 M35/M45).

New Seat Filter - Top:
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New Seat Filter - Bottom:
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Process:
1) You can choose to keep the seat where it is or move the seat forward, as it will be easy to locate the seat filter either way.
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2) The seat filter is located at the middle left side of the seat.
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3) Reach your hand underneath the seat and feel for a plastic square box (seat filter). Squeeze the box underneath and pull out using your index finger pointed upwards and thumb pointed upwards on opposite side of seat filter (front/back position). Doing it this way makes taking the seat filter out easier because the tabs are in the front/back position.
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Dirty Seat Filter - Top:
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Dirty Seat Filter - Bottom:
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Left is Old Seat Filter, Right is New Seat Filter:
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4) Replace seat filter, putting it on one side/tab at a time. Make seat filter secure by pushing the 4 sides of the plastic box up in the receptacle.
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5) Repeat process on other front seat.

Enjoy increased air flow to your bottom and back!
Last edited by moedawg140 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.


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Re: HowTo: Replace Front Seat Filters

Postby Ilya » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:44 am

Good work sir. Adding to FAQ list.

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Re: HowTo: Replace Front Seat Filters

Postby aiham78 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:11 pm

For anyone looking for the circular shaped car seat filter, this is the cheapest replacement: Motorcraft FS-104 for $22 at Amazon

If you need the square one: look for NPN Cabin Air Filter part# W0133-1894994

The circular one is used in my 2011 M37

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Re: HowTo: Replace Front Seat Filters

Postby chairmankaga » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:47 pm

What if you just left the filter out?

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Re: HowTo: Replace Front Seat Filters

Postby Ilya » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:15 pm

chairmankaga wrote:What if you just left the filter out?
Would probably clog the holes in your seats from the inside eventually.

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Re: HowTo: Replace Front Seat Filters

Postby kevcr2 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:33 pm

https://www.autopartsway.com/part.cfm?w ... bkqavd-bwe

I found one that's a little cheaper.


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