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Greetings All!

I recently completed a few projects on the wife's Jetta, and thought this might be helpful to someone. Her 20K service is approaching next week, and I thought I'd help her prepare, by completing a few of the services due at that interval. It is recommended that the cabin pollen filter be replaced @ 20K, and the service charge for that was about $50-55. The dealer had the part in stock, so $18 (tax included) later, I returned to the homestead. The process was really simple, and the savings/labor ratio significant enough I thought I'd share... (knowing how was 3/4 of the battle)

The pollen filter is located in the passenger side, covered by a panel, behind/under the glove box. Here is the general location - note the (2) fasteners:



Removing those will allow you to drop the cover panel,



and access the retention clip for the filter (it is removed by sliding it to the right):



The filter can then be removed by pulling/wiggling it downward:



Installation is then the reverse of removal. Note, If you have waited the 20K interval to perform this, you will likely be as surprised as I at the quantity of debris in there... have the vac handy for the excess which will end up in the footwell. Total time for this minor job was about 10 minutes, at a savings of approximately $$30-$35 O0. Well worth the effort, IMHO... also one of the rarest of occasions, where I feel my labor is properly compensated at the hourly rate :2funny: Hope you found it useful!
 

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Very nice. Good job, got rid of the sweaty sock smell
 

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This is for the MKV body style 2005.5 to present
 

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ENRGZR :cool: has a good eye...

This particular Jetta was a 2006, but my 2008 Rabbit is identical, so I would agree that this should be the same for all of the MKV chassis VWs. Hope it helped!
 

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You are truly a TITAN !!! After about 3 months of searching, and blaming my kid's friends for stinking up the car I found this thread , went in ther and found the cabin filter to be plugged up, thanks , and now to go and apologize to the kid and his stinky friends (and yeah they do stink)[woo]
 

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Thank you so much.. I have a 2008 SE model and was wondering how to do this.
I have almost 24000 miles on my car. What service was done at 20000 miles? My transmission seems not very tight when I put on the gas. Thought maybe that it needed a auto transmission fluid/filter change.
Overall, I do love my car.
 

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Thank you for your pictures and your "how to do it'' steps were very helpful. I really do appreciate your taking the time for the rest of us.

The stinky smell like a dead bird odor is now gone. Again, bless you.
 

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THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH. There are so many other posts and videos out there that have this filter under the hood. My Jetta is an 08 Wolfsburg Edition and it is exactly as yours. THANKS again.
 

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Your the Man!! I have asked several people about where it could be... I have felt like such a dummy...lol Me and my Jetta thank you :)
 
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