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      04-09-2011, 04:54 AM   #1
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DIY - How to change the microfilter for F10?

Anybody knows?
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      04-13-2011, 06:40 AM   #2
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Anybody knows?
Wow....nobody on this forum knows...surprise! surprise!!
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      04-15-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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Wow....nobody on this forum knows...surprise! surprise!!
Only a guess on my part from looking at the RealOEM page, I believe it is either in the back of the glovebox or undeath the passenger side, back behind it. Forgot to ask the guys at the dealer last time I went in.
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      04-16-2011, 11:00 AM   #4
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Many Thanks ghueser for the response...at least 1 reply post...

....but I cannot find it...would be helpful if someone could post a pic of the location...sighhhh!!! now i know why DIY is becoming a pain...no one wants to tell you so that when you send it down to the dealers they can charge an arm and a leg for it!! even when i asked about resetting the OBC, the dealers advised that such should be left to the servicing crew...wtf!!...my previous 3 series, i could reset these easily and saved a bit of $$....but dang it!!..for the F10, the sequence is either different or I'm doing it wrong!!...sorry guys for the frustration post...but i need to let off some steam...
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      04-18-2011, 09:18 AM   #5
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Many Thanks ghueser for the response...at least 1 reply post...

....but I cannot find it...would be helpful if someone could post a pic of the location...sighhhh!!! now i know why DIY is becoming a pain...no one wants to tell you so that when you send it down to the dealers they can charge an arm and a leg for it!! even when i asked about resetting the OBC, the dealers advised that such should be left to the servicing crew...wtf!!...my previous 3 series, i could reset these easily and saved a bit of $$....but dang it!!..for the F10, the sequence is either different or I'm doing it wrong!!...sorry guys for the frustration post...but i need to let off some steam...
I will look tonight to see if I see the panel under the glovebox. As with you, I had both a prior 3 and 5 series and both were reletively easy to re-set. Unless it absolutely has to be done throught their computer....I suspect someone will have a DIY for resetting as this filters out to the market later this year. Maybe hopeful on my part............one never knows.
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      04-19-2011, 03:57 AM   #6
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Much Obliged Lt. Ghueser Sir!!!
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      08-15-2011, 10:10 AM   #7
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I looked left and right behind the removable panels in the front leg room.
I did not find the microfilters overthere, nor anywhere in the motor compartment. Where are the microfilters on the F10?

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      08-17-2011, 04:02 PM   #8
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They are in the passenger foot well.
You have to loosen three screws of the board underneath the dashcupboard.
The black box contains the filters the lid is secured by 4 screws.
I used torx 15 and 20 and was cautious not to spoil any of the clips.
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      08-18-2011, 10:38 AM   #9
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Thanks much F11-Diesel......finally, many thanks to this kind soul!!!....
However... because I could not find it earlier....shucks..... I had no choice but to let the Service centre replace it for me...cost...around US$150 including parts and labour and resetting the OBC.....

But for sure, the next change due will be a DIY and go exploring....and take some pics if possible....

By the way, how did you reset the OBC via idrive after the replacement? Please share....Thanks again F11-Diesel
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      08-18-2011, 12:29 PM   #10
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I am not aware of resetting anything.
My car does not ask for a reset or shows the filters in cic as it did in the E61 I had before.
The filters do not look dirty after 18000 miles, it was just the sa proposing to switch them alongside an oil change. But I did not like the in my eyes overpricing,>150, that came with that. So dicided to do it myself.
On realoem there is a nice picture of the filter housing in the ac part.
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